After participating in the Ordinary Public Consistory in
After Cardinal Cheong arrived at Myeongdong Cathedral of
The Committee on Life (Chairperson: Most Rev. Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Auxiliary Bishop of
The Committee holds a meeting every Thursday, starting with the first meeting on April 20, 2006 at the conference room in Myeong-dong Catholic Centre. Whoever is interested in the culture of life is allowed to take part in the meeting.
Chosen documents for the campaign are as follows:
"Evangelium Vitae", an encyclical letter on various threats to human life which Pope John Paul II issued on March 25, 1995; "Charter for Health Care Workers" by the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers; "The Life and the Family" by the Committee for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea; "Human Life: The First Wonder!" by the Rev. Remigio Lee Dong-ik, secretary of the CBCK Bioethics Committee; "Living man is the Glory of God"" by the Rev. Paul Lee Chang-young, a member of the CBCK Bioethics Committee; "Choose the Life" by Headquarters of the Life 31 Movement of the CBCK; "Piccolo Manuale di Bioetica" written by J.M. de la Croix and so on.
Establishment of a Week for Catholic Education
The CBCK Committee on Education (President: Most Rev. Matthias Ri Iong-hoon, Auxiliary Bishop of
At the meeting the Committee members reached a consensus that the education based on the spirit of Catolicism would be necessary to get through the crisis both the society and the Church have faced. They also agreed to concentrate its efforts on spreading the Catholic value for many various levels of the Society, even non-belivers.
The Rev. Stephen Han Seung-ju, the secretary of the Committee, remarked, "The Week for Catholic Education is the time when we confirm the teaching of our authentic master, the Lord and all Catholic community members reflect on themselves for their spiritual growth. He also said, "We need to gather spiritual power of all the faithful through education based on the spirit of Catholicism in order to take a step forward to God."