Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests 2017-10-02T16:27:54+00:00

CONGREGATION FOR THE CLERGY

DIRECTORY FOR THE MINISTRY AND THE LIFE OF PRIESTS

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Special treatment must be reserved to the questions posed by scientific progress, which exercises such an influence on the way people think and live. The priest is not to dispense himself from keeping adequately updated and ready to give the reason for his hope (cf. 1Pt 3:15) in the face of the questions the faithful – many of whom have a elevated cultural level – may pose, since they are cognisant of the progress made by the sciences. In this regard the priest will not fail to consult due experts and sure doctrine. Indeed, when presenting the Word of God the priest must take into consideration the progressive growth of the intellectual formation of people, and hence be able to adapt according to their level, as well as to various groups and their places of origin.” (95)

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