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502 • Conclusion and Appendices

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.