SIR,-There can, I suppose, be no perfect system for instructing the faithful. The human element will keep creeping in!
Perhaps as near to the ideal as any is the scheme in use in this diocese. A syllabus of catechetical instructions was drawn up by priests under the direction of the late Bishop Marshall. An instruction is given at every public Mass on Sundays.
It is a five year course, and three instructions are given each month, leaving one or two Sundays free for homilies on an Epistle or Gospel, pastoral letters and special sermons. The course covers the whole of Christian doctrine, and includes 12 instructions on the social problem and bibliographies (books and pamphlets) for each section. It has been adopted by several dioceses in different parts of' the world. The syllabus, price 9s., is obtainable from this address only.
(Fr.) C. L. Egan
(Hon. Sec.. Salford C.T.S.).
27 John Dalton St., Manchester 2.