Appeared in Vol. 3 No. 1

The pervasive rejection of the faith of our fathers among modern catechists raises the question of whether or not the objective nature of Catholic truth is sufficiently recognized. Beginning with the suggestion that an attempt is being made to change a revealed religion into a purely natural one, Fr. Frederick L. Miller argues below that the only solution to the current crisis is to understand the vital relationship among Tradition, Scripture and the Magisterium. To deny the role of any of these in the transmission of the faith, he says, is tantamount to a denial of the fact of Divine Revelation itself.

Fr. Miller goes on to prove that proper evangelization is impossible without the full deposit offaith and the living voice of the Church. Adapted from a speech delivered before the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, his article is a masterly analysis of the issues at stake in modern exegesis as well as a guide to effective preaching on the part of those who truly wish to share the good news of Christ.

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