Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of The Catholic Church #2203

2203 In creating man and woman, God instituted the human family and endowed it with its fundamental constitution. Its members are persons equal in...
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #2109

2109 The right to religious liberty can of itself be neither unlimited nor limited only by a "public order" conceived in a positivist or...

Catechism Of The Catholic Church #271

271 God's almighty power is in no way arbitrary: "In God, power, essence, will, intellect, wisdom, and justice are all identical. Nothing therefore can be in God's power which could not be in his just will or his wise intellect."
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1091

1091 In the liturgy the Holy Spirit is teacher of the faith of the People of God and artisan of "God's masterpieces," the sacraments...

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 #946

946 After confessing "the holy catholic Church," the Apostles' Creed adds "the communion of saints." In a certain sense this article is a further explanation of the preceding: "What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?" The communion of saints is the Church.

Catechism of The Catholic Church #1887

1887 The inversion of means and ends, which results in giving the value of ultimate end to what is only a means for attaining it, or in viewing persons as mere means to that end, engenders unjust structures which "make Christian conduct in keeping with the commandments of the divine Law-giver difficult and almost impossible."
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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1917

1917 It is incumbent on those who exercise authority to strengthen the values that inspire the confidence of the members of the group and...

Catechism of The Catholic Church #1864

1864 "Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin." There are no limits to the mercy of God, but anyone who deliberately refuses to accept his mercy by repenting, rejects the forgiveness of his sins and the salvation offered by the Holy Spirit. Such hardness of heart can lead to final impenitence and eternal loss.

Catechism of The Catholic Church #1035

1035 The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, "eternal fire." The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.

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