Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of The Catholic Church #2638

2638 As in the prayer of petition, every event and need can become an offering of thanksgiving. The letters of St. Paul often begin...
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1377

1377 The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Christ is...
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1848

1848 As St. Paul affirms, "Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more."But to do its work grace must uncover sin so as to...

Catechism of The Catholic Church #649

649 As for the Son, he effects his own Resurrection by virtue of his divine power. Jesus announces that the Son of man will have to suffer much, die, and then rise. Elsewhere he affirms explicitly: "I lay down my life, that I may take it again. . . I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again." "We believe that Jesus died and rose again."

Catechism of The Catholic Church #199

199 "I believe in God": this first affirmation of the Apostles' Creed is also the most fundamental. the whole Creed speaks of God, and when it also speaks of man and of the world it does so in relation to God. the other articles of the Creed all depend on the first, just as the remaining Commandments make the first explicit. the other articles help us to know God better as he revealed himself progressively to men. "The faithful first profess their belief in God."
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1285

1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be...
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #963

963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her...

Catechism of The Catholic Church #2168

2168 The third commandment of the Decalogue recalls the holiness of the sabbath: "The seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD."
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1387

1387 To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament (The Eucharist*), the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures,...

Catechism of The Catholic Church #1738

1738 Freedom is exercised in relationships between human beings. Every human person, created in the image of God, has the natural right to be recognized as a free and responsible being. All owe to each other this duty of respect. the right to the exercise of freedom, especially in moral and religious matters, is an inalienable requirement of the dignity of the human person. This right must be recognized and protected by civil authority within the limits of the common good and public order.

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