Are we teaching a different religion?

The last time the Irish bishops went to Rome for their ad limina, in 1999, Pope John Paul complained about the decline in ‘‘knowledge of the truths of the faith and religious practice, especially among young adults’’.

28th October, 2006

The last time the Irish bishops went to Rome for their ad limina, in 1999, Pope John Paul complained about the decline in ‘‘knowledge of the truths of the faith and religious practice, especially among young adults’’.

He reminded the bishops that they were the principal teachers of the faith and said it must be their ‘‘constant concern to ensure that the true content of Catholic doctrine is taught effectively’’. Yet all...

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