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and God’s will for human beings from his self-revelation. The Gospel of
Jesus Christ is relevant for all times and all places.
provides Catholics with a knowledge and under-
standing of the Gospel that enables them to give an account of their faith
to all whom they meet with clarity and persuasiveness. They are more
effectively enabled to proclaim what God has done for them through his
Son in the Holy Spirit, and to explain the rich tradition of belief that is
our heritage. This proclamation and catechesis are essential to the new
evangelization to which the Church commits herself today: to bring the
Gospel of salvation to those near and far.