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School of the Annunciation celebrates second year with the launch of the CTS Catechism of the Catholic Church

The School of the Annunciation, the UK’s newest Catholic Institute of Higher Education, marked its second anniversary with the launch of the CTS’s edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Fergal Martin, the General Secretary of the Catholic Truth Society, delivered an address on the exacting and complex work of developing the CTS’s definitive and complete edition of the Catechism.

Dr Caroline Farey, Director of Studies, other academic staff of the School and a specialist team of people connected with the School, assisted in the development and production of CTS edition of the Catechism.

Fergal Martin presented a copy of the CTS Catechism of the Catholic Church to the Right Reverend Mark O’Toole, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis and Patron of the School of the Annunciation.

The Catholic Truth Society also launched its new booklet ‘Reading the Catechism’: How to Discover and Appreciate its Riches” written by Dr. Petroc Willey, Reader in the New Evangelisation at the School of the Annunciation. It is an essential pocket guide on how to read and understand the Catechism, its purpose, and use in teaching the faith.

The School of the Annunciation celebrated its second anniversary at Buckfast Abbey with a Conventual Mass on the Solemnity of The Annunciation of the Lord, celebrated by the Right Reverend Mark O’Toole, Bishop of Plymouth.

Fergal Martin, General Secretary of the Catholic Truth Society, said:
“I am really delighted to use the occasion of the anniversary of the School to present the new CTS Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our definitive and complete edition is entirely updated, fully referenced and includes a greatly expanded and improved index. And Dr Petroc Willey has produced a beautiful booklet on the Catechism, you’ll love it! For people who don’t quite know how to get their head into the Catechism, this little booklet guides you into it.”

Fr Guy de Gaynesford, Rector of the School, said:
“We are very privileged to have Fergal Martin come to speak about this new publication of the Catechism because it means so much to us. It lies at the very core of the School of Annunciation’s work and describes for us the Faith, handed to us from our bishops and the Holy Father. The CTS Catechism of the Catholic Church is so beautiful, so crucial for us, a sure reference point, if you wish to know what Holy Scripture means.”



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