02.22.14 ~ Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

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CCC #24

By design, this Catechism does not set out to provide the adaptation of doctrinal presentations and catechetical methods required by the differences of culture, age, spiritual maturity, and social and ecclesial condition among all those to whom it is addressed. Such indispensable adaptations are the responsibility of particular catechisms and, even more, of those who instruct the faithful:

Whoever teaches must become “all things to all men” (1 Cor 9:22), to win everyone to Christ. . . Above all, teachers must not imagine that a single kind of soul has been entrusted to them, and that consequently it is lawful to teach and form equally all the faithful in true piety with one and the same method! Let them realize that some are in Christ as newborn babes, others as adolescents, and still others as adults in full command of their powers…. Those who are called to the ministry of preaching must suit their words to the maturity and understanding of their hearers, as they hand on the teaching of the mysteries of faith and the rules of moral conduct.

In Conversation with God:

Our Mother, Mary… teaches us to listen to her Son and to ponder things in our heart, just as she did… Our Lady, contrary to the opinion often held by many people, did not find everything made easy for her on the road to God, since she was asked to make many efforts and was subjected to trials which no one born of woman – except her Son – would have been able to bear…

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