Description: Do we the people in the pews, have a responsibility to be witnesses to the Gospel in the way we act and speak? Yes, asserts the Catholic Catechism. The Catechism defines witness as an act of justice that establishes truth or makes it known. As a witness, we manifest the new person we have put on in baptism and we reveal the power of the Holy Spirit which was strengthened in us through reception of confirmation. Martyrdom, says the Catechism, is the supreme witness to the truth given us through faith. St. Ignatius of Antioch boldly proclaimed, "Let me become food of the beast through him it will be given to reach God. The Catechism hails martyrs as archives of truth written in letters of blood. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta’s Minute with the Catechism.