No, questioning can lead us to a greater knowledge and love of the truth. St. Anslem described the Christian life as “Fides quaerens intellectum”, that is faith seeking understanding. We have faith and we seek a greater and deeper understanding of the mysteries of God.
There have been many different Catechisms in the Church throughout the centuries. There was a Jerusalem Catechism, the Catechism of Trent, the Baltimore Catechism, a little Catechism of St. Francis, etc…. Many of these were designed and written for different audiences varying according to age, geography, devotions, and other things. For instance, the United States …
Why did the Church come up with a new Catechism when we already had the amazing Roman Catechism? Why not just simply update the Roman Catechism instead of writing a new one? I actually don’t get moved at all by the “poetic” language in the new Catechism. I only really read the Roman Catechism. Why did they write a new one? Read More »