Quote of the Week
April 15, 2018
Early sixteenth-century catechisms routinely emphasized personal faith in the work of Jesus Christ as essential to salvation... The sixteenth-century catechisms placed faith at the beginning of the baptismal act. We read, for instance, in the catechism of Dietenberger (1537): "Sacramental baptism demands three important things: faith, water, and the divine Word, and none of these may be lacking. Water and the word do not suffice, the word and water are nothing without faith."
Alfonso M. Nebreda, SJ, Kerygma in Crisis?, pp. 35-36