Catechism


Oct302013
Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Ev

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Editor's Note: Halloween is tomorrow and as the world often uses this time of the year to focus on things that are evil –...

Oct152013
Inalienable

Inalienable

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2273    The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and...

Sep162013
Paying a Debt of Justice

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VI. Love for the Poor  2443    God blesses those who come to the aid of the poor and rebukes those who turn away from...

Aug182013
Love-Giving, Life-Giving

Love-Giving, Life-

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2363    The spouses' union achieves the twofold end of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves and the transmission...

Jul282013
Recognizing the Voice of God

Recognizing the Vo

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1703    Endowed with “a spiritual and immortal” soul,[1] the human person is “the only creature on earth that God has...

Jul022013
A Force for Growth

A Force for Growth

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MAN'S FREEDOM 1730    God created man a rational being, conferring on him the dignity of a person who can initiate and...

May142013
Honoring the Mother of God

Honoring the Mothe

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Devotion to the Blessed Virgin  971   “All generations will call me blessed”: “The Church’s devotion to the...

Feb192013
He Will Not Speak on His Own

He Will Not Speak

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685   To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess that the Holy Spirit is one of the persons of the Holy Trinity,...

Feb062013
Paying a Debt of Justice:  Almsgiving

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Today, we examine the third Lenten practice:  Almsgiving: CCC 2462 Giving alms to the poor is a witness to fraternal...

Feb042013
A Surge of the Heart

A Surge of the Hea

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Editor's Note: The entire 4th section of the Catechism focuses on prayer. We encourage readers to read more than we have...

Jan302013
The Christ Exalted

The Christ Exalted

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659      “So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand...

Jan272013
You Will Know That I Am He

You Will Know That

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“Then the angel said to the women in reply, ‘Do not be afraid!  I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.  He is...

Jan242013
The Dead Will Hear the Voice of the Son of God

The Dead Will Hear

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632   The frequent New Testament affirmations that Jesus was “raised from the dead” presuppose that the crucified one...

Jan012013
Mother of God, My Mother

Mother of God, My

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On January 1, the Church celebrates the great Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.  Mary's Divine Motherhood is one of the Four...

Dec272012
A Marvelous Exchange

A Marvelous Exchan

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522      The coming of God's Son to earth is an event of such immensity that God willed to prepare for it over...

Dec102012
The Mystery in Us

The Mystery in Us

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463   Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith: “By this you know the...

Nov272012
By the Power of the Holy Spirit

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“By the power of the Holy Spirit He was Incarnate” 484      The Annunciation to Mary inaugurates “the fullness of...

Nov202012
The Church’s 7 Sacraments

The Church’s

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The Paschal Mystery in the Church's Sacraments 115    Jesus's words and actions during his hidden life and public...

Nov192012
Why Did the Word Become Flesh?

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“For us and our salvation He came down from heaven” Why Did the Word Become Flesh? 456   With the Nicene Creed, we...

Nov112012
Jesus: True God & True Man

Jesus: True God &#

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464      The unique and altogether singular event of the Incarnation of the Son of God does not mean that Jesus Christ is...

Nov052012
Praying for the Dead

Praying for the De

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The Church teaches that “each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a...

Oct222012
I Believe in One God

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Each Sunday we begin the Profession of Faith with a simple statement, “I Believe in One God.”  Let’s spend a...