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  • Christian Reformed Church to resolve historic judgment about Catholic mass

    06/16/2006 12:04:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 611+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 16, 2006
    Grand Rapids, Jun. 16, 2006 (CNA) - While the U.S. Catholic Bishops are currently meeting to discuss slight changes to the mass, delegates of the Christian Reformed Church in West Michigan are discussing how to resolve a historic condemnation of the Catholic mass, which appears in their Heidelberg Catechism. The Protestant catechism declares that the Catholic mass is “a condemnable idolatry” and, essentially, that it denies that Christ's crucifixion paid for humanity's sins once and for all. But delegates to the CRC Synod spent about three hours Wednesday attempting to tone down the 1563 Protestant doctrine, reported The Grand Rapids...
  • Back to the Basics in (Catholic) Catechesis

    06/10/2006 4:42:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 9, 2006
    Interview With Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli ROME, JUNE 9, 2006 (Zenit.org).- New methods are needed to catechize believers in the truths of the Eucharist, says Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli. The monsignor, an official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and member of the editorial commission of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is author of "L'Eucaristia, dono incomparabile di Dio agli uomini" (The Eucharist, Incomparable Gift of God to People), published by Ediciones San Clemente. In this interview with ZENIT, Monsignor Martinelli explains how he has worked to meet an increasing need for catechesis. Q: What...
  • Was Jesus married? Yes! - The Da Vinci Code Catechism

    05/15/2006 10:06:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 657+ views
    DaVinciCode ^ | May 2006 | John Wauk
    The Da Vinci Code is only a novel. It is not a source of serious information, but it does raise some serious questions. 1. Was Jesus Christ really married? Yes. Jesus was married to the Church. In the New Testament, Jesus is frequently referred to as the Bridegroom, and St. Paul tells us: “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. This is a tremendous mystery. I’m applying it to Christ and the Church.” (Ephesians 5:31-32) In fact, the Christian vocation is nothing less than an invitation...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Da Vinci Catechism

    05/14/2006 7:26:07 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 318+ views
    Da Vinci Code and Opus Dei ^ | 5/5/2006 | Fr. John Wauck
    The Da Vinci CatechismThe Da Vinci Code is only a novel. It is not a source of serious information, but it does raise some serious questions. 1. Was Jesus Christ really married?Yes. Jesus was married to the Church. In the New Testament, Jesus is frequently referred to as the Bridegroom, and St. Paul tells us: “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. This is a tremendous mystery. I’m applying it to Christ and the Church.” (Ephesians 5:31-32) In fact, the Christian vocation is nothing less than...
  • Compendium of Catechism Available March 31

    02/07/2006 8:01:23 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 452+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 7, 2006
    WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 7, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The new Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be available starting March 31, says the U.S. bishops' conference. The 200-page synthesis of the 1992 Catechism will be published exclusively by USCCB Publishing, the publishing office of the episcopate. USCCB Publishing will launch the Compendium in English and Spanish at the 2006 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. The paperback version will be available first with the hardcover to follow shortly after. The Compendium consists of 598 questions and answers, echoing to some degree the format of the popular Baltimore Catechism which was...
  • Louisiana Bishop Quotes the Wrong Catechism on Homosexuality

    01/29/2006 5:01:10 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 559+ views
    LifeSite ^ | January 27, 2006 | Hilary White
    THIBODAUX, January 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bishop of a Louisiana diocese has misrepresented the Catholic teaching on homosexuality in a statement about one of his priests appearing in a local newspaper report. In early January, Rev. Jim Morrison, announced in a letter to his parishioners that he was a celibate homosexual, saying that he no longer felt comfortable keeping his secret while advising others to be open. Morrison is a long-serving priest and is currently pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux. Bishop Sam G. Jacobs of Houma-Thibodaux in a statement...
  • The Compendium’s Promise

    10/26/2005 8:12:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 361+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 10-26-05 | Rich Leonardi
    by Rich Leonardi Contributing Author Other Articles by Rich LeonardiContact this Author The Compendium’s Promise 10/26/05 This fall marks the release of the long-awaited Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, providing us an opportunity to take stock of the state of catechesis in the Church in America and to examine the potential of this new teaching tool. As its name suggests, the Compendium is based on the longer Catechism of the Catholic Church. Sales of the Catechism (CCC), first released in 1992, have been impressive, with at least 8 million sold worldwide. Catechetical elites wrongly claimed that the Catechism...
  • Pope Gives Catholicism Lesson to Children

    10/15/2005 6:09:18 PM PDT · by ELS · 56 replies · 1,318+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 15, 2005 | DANIELA PETROFF
    Pope Benedict XVI offered a rare glimpse into his past Saturday and gave a small lesson in Catholicism to children who attended his first youth rally at St. Peter's Square; an event that was reminiscent of the gatherings inspired by Pope John Paul II. Benedict recalled the sunny, "beautiful Sunday" in 1939 that he made his First Communion at the age of 9, telling an estimated 150,000 children and their parents he had begun a "lifelong friendship with Jesus" that he hoped the children would also enjoy. "So I went forward in my life, and thanks to God, the Lord...
  • Michigan priest's book on homosexuality

    10/10/2005 4:32:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 540+ views
    Michigan News ^ | October 10, 2005 | Matt C. Abbott
    Father Jeffrey T. Robideau, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Mich., has written a short 45-page book titled Homosexuality: A Look at Catholic Teaching. He has been gracious enough to allow me to print excerpts from his book, which is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. First excerpt: Knowing that homosexuality is the desire for a perverted relationship with someone of the same sex, the Catechism states the ‘psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.’ We know that the problem lies in the thinking and in the heart as Scripture says in Mt 15:10. This leaves the question - Why and...
  • What if Heather Does Have Two Mommies?

    09/25/2005 2:27:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 566+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 24, 2005 | JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
    Every once in a while, a case comes along that makes me truly grateful to be a Catholic. Our Holy Mother Church has been looking out for us and trying to keep us out of trouble, even when we chafe at her constraints. But when I see the trouble people get themselves into, I am grateful for our Holy Mother’s foresight. That is how I felt when I read the California Supreme Court’s ruling on the April 22 case, K.M v. E.G. Perhaps you don’t remember a case by that name, but surely you remember the headlines: “California Establishes Lesbian...
  • The Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

    08/01/2005 9:47:30 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 16 replies · 548+ views
    Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Official Website ^ | J+M+J 19 July A.D. 2005 | Bishop Peter Stasiuk, C.Ss.R
    When I personally think of the word “catechism” I immediately associate it with a sister asking me prepared questions about God. All of us have probably gone through this routine because, until the last 20-30 years not much changed in our church from the days of St. Josephat and that was 500 hundred years ago. The History Actually it is more or less the same in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1566, St Charles Borromeo, at the wish of the Council of Trent, published a Catholic Catechism. This was divided into four sections – faith, sacraments, the Commandments and prayer....
  • A Catechism for the Culture of the Image (Christian Art in the New "Compendium")

    07/05/2005 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 379+ views
    Chiesa ^ | 7/5/2005 | Sandro Magister
    A Catechism for the Culture of the ImageThe new "Compendium" of Catholic doctrine includes fourteen masterpieces of painting from both the East and the West. And the pope has explained why. Timothy Verdon: "Benedict XVI has done justice to Christian art" by Sandro Magister ROMA, July 5, 2005 – There is an unexpected novelty in the new "Compendium" of the catechism of the Catholic Church presented by Benedict XVI on June 28. It features prominently, in full color, fourteen sacred images. As the pope has explained, the images are not there purely for the sake of illustration. They are an...
  • Church goers celebrate Star Wars

    06/28/2005 5:45:53 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Channel Register ^ | Monday, June 27, 2005 | Lucy Sherriff
    A long time ago in a church, far, far away, a vicar and his flock sang their final hymn to the theme tune of the Star Wars saga. Well, not that long ago, or far away, really. Last week, in fact, in West Yorkshire, a parish church held a special service to mark the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It seems that in an increasingly secular Britain, vicars are turning to the Force to keep church attendance figures high, and to attract that crucial youth market. Reverend Paul Walker explained that the service was inspired...
  • The Pope and Andrew Sullivan - (gay Catholics want relaxation of church doctrine)

    04/28/2005 9:27:09 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 786+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 29, 2005 | LISA FABRIZIO
    Every Catholic on Earth is a sinner. From this writer up to and including the newly installed Pope Benedict XVI. That we have the church to steer us to our redeemer through the sacrament of penance and reconciliation to forgive our sins, is a precious gift of grace from God. It is this belief, along with many others, that unites us to what we call the one true church. During the last few weeks, we have seen numerous images of Catholics from around the world converging on Rome to worship God and to pray. People of different colors, dress and...
  • Catholic teachings for those who've drifted away, Re: US Catechism for Young Adults

    01/13/2005 7:54:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 323+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | 01.13.05
    Catholic teachings for those who've drifted away The Catholic Church in the United States is on the way to having its first national catechism since the old Baltimore Catechism that children memorized for 80 years. But this new one is aimed at adults - specifically young adults who have left the church or are on the brink of falling away. "It was a labor of love," said Bishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh, who shepherded the text through four years, three drafts and more than 10,000 suggested amendments from fellow bishops. "We are trying to reach so many of those young...
  • USCCB New Version of Catholic Catechism

    11/23/2004 4:56:01 PM PST · by thor76 · 46 replies · 2,878+ views
    Traditio.com ^ | November23, 2004 | traditio.com
    Amchurch Bishops Come up with Another Phony Catechism From: Fr. Moderator Donald Wuerl, Newchurch Bishop of Pittsburgh Theological Bojanles Writes Amchurch "Catechism" Newvatican Previously Found Him So Ignorant of Canon Law That He Was Sent back to Remediation School If you thought that the New Order would stop after its Vatican II Catechism of the Catholic Church in 1992 (well, that was the year of its first version at least), were you wrong! Although the Novus Ordinarians quote that travesty as if it were Holy Writ, the Vatican II catechism is so full of mistakes and "nuancing" of true Catholic...
  • Bishops To Vote On Adult Catechism At November Meeting

    11/09/2004 2:37:01 PM PST · by siunevada · 9 replies · 192+ views
    US Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | November 8, 2004 | Office of Communications USCCB
    WASHINGTON (November 8, 2004) — The U.S. bishops are slated to vote on an adult catechism during their annual Washington meeting, November 15-18, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The publication, which will be known as the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, will be the nation’s first national catechism intended for adults and has been in preparation since June 2000. It was developed under the oversight of the Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, chaired by Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes of New Orleans. This Committee was aided in its work by an Editorial Board...
  • Heidelberg Catechsim Lord's Day 39: The Required Obedience to the Authorities God Has Set Over Us

    10/31/2004 12:54:00 PM PST · by Lexinom · 3 replies · 200+ views
    NRC ^ | 1968 | Rev. G. H. Kersten
    (Kersten, The Heidelberg Catechism in 52 Sermons, Vol.2, Part 13) The Required Obedience to the Authorities God Has Set Over Us Lord's Day 39 Psalter No. 207 st. 4 Read Proverbs 31 Psalter No. 333 st. 1, 2, 3, 4 Psalter No. 40 st. 2, 3 Psalter No. 90 st. 6, 7 Beloved, No one can lengthen or shorten his life as determined by God's eternal counsel. Job says in the 14th chapter, "Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with Thee, Thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass". God has determined the days...
  • Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 38: Keeping the Lord's Day Holy

    10/24/2004 11:12:47 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 3 replies · 203+ views
    NRC ^ | 1968 | Rev. G. H. Kersten
    (Kersten, The Heidelberg Catechism in 52 Sermons, Vol.2, Part 12) Keeping the Lord's Day Holy Lord's Day 38 Psalter No. 420 st. 1 Read Matthew 11:11-30 Psalter No. 348 st. 1, 2, 3 Psalter No. 227 st. 1 Psalter No. 250 st. 1 & 5 Beloved, In the passage of Scripture which was read to you, the Lord invites those who labor and are heavy laden, saying, "Come unto Me, and I will give you rest." The Lord did not mean those who labor physically, or those who are laden with external difficulties. This is very clear from the sharp...
  • St. John Leonardi, priest

    10/09/2004 9:22:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | Catholic Culture
    St. John Leonardi St. John Leonardi was born in Tuscany, Italy in 1541, during the time of upheaval in the Church due to Martin Luther. He studied to be a pharmacist, then became a priest. As a young priest he devoted himself to teaching catechism to youths. In 1574, he founded the Order of the Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca, a congregation of diocesan priests. He suffered many tribulations for this work, including exile. His contemporary, St. Philip Neri, was a great friend and spiritual guide, and helped him particularly in his time of exile. Gradually...
  • Total Vanity: Does anyone know a good traditional catechism for an interested party?

    09/13/2004 5:56:15 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 149 replies · 1,728+ views
    FR ^ | 09-13-04 | me
    Can anyone point me in the direction of good books on the catechism, apologetics or the traditional faith that are intelligent, interesting and wouldn't be "off-puttting" to someone who has an interest in traditional Catholicism? I've read St. Joseph's Baltimore, but I'm wondering what else is out there or if anyone has any further recommendations. This person is very special to me and I would like her to understand the faith and why traditionalists practice the faith as they do. She's a baptized Catholic who is currently very interested in tradition. This is not to offend Novus Ordo attendees, but...
  • Actress Brooke Shields kills 140 of her very own Children by undergoing 7 IVF Treatments

    07/25/2004 10:03:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 350 replies · 19,284+ views
    Various | 07.25.04
    The world just learned that "Catholic" actress Brooke Shields is the proud mother of a new baby girl. For a long time infertility problems made it impossible for her and her husband to conceive, and after many failed attempts to conceive naturally she resorted to the technological solution: in vitro fertilization (IVF). Now she is pictured on the covers of glamorous magazines with a smiling beautiful baby girl, but some have questioned her decision to use IVF. I am one of them. Was this star wrong to have a "test tube" baby? Yes. Dead wrong. While recognizing the pain of...
  • The Catechism and Capital Punishment

    07/06/2004 4:48:05 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 9 replies · 320+ views
    Daily Catholic ^ | September 2, 2002 | Mario Derksen
    The Catechism and Capital Punishment Mario Derksen There is so much to say about both the 1992 version [of the New Catechism] and the 1997 version that I don't know where to start. Let me, therefore, walk you through the whole thing, beginning with the 1992 version, from the very start, and interject my comments: "2266 Preserving the common good of society required rendering the aggressor unable to inflict harm. For this reason the traditional teaching of the Church has acknowledged as well-founded the right and duty of legitimate public authority to punish malefactors by means of penalties commensurate with...
  • Catholic Church stands against terrorism & hostage taking

    06/08/2004 12:06:42 PM PDT · by bboop · 13 replies · 287+ views
    Catechism of the Catholic Church ^ | 1994 | Pope John Paul
    "Respect for bodily integrity: Kidnapping and hostage taking bring on a reign of terror; by means of threats they subject their victims to intolerable pressures. They are morally wrong. Terrorism threatens, wounds, and kills indiscriminately, is gravely against justice and charity. Torture which uses physical or moral violence ... to satisfy hatred is contrary to respect for the person and for human dignity.... Amputations, mutilations performed on innocent persons are against the moral law(612, paperback)."
  • Traditional Catholic Church Catechism (Vanity)

    02/28/2004 11:33:20 AM PST · by Captain Rhino · 26 replies · 250+ views
    28 February 2004 | Captain Rhino
    This is a question relating to Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion" and the "controversy" concerning his Traditionalist Catholic beliefs. There has been a lot of well...frankly, a lot of mischevious talk about his "traditionalist" views and head nodding about the Catholic Church's release of teaching guides to "assist" Catholics in understanding the movie from a church perspective. Frankly, I'm alittle confused since everything that has been said about the portrayal thus far seems to comport with the current catechism of the Catholic Church. So I am doing some on-line research specifically trying to determine if there is any difference between...
  • (VANITY) Which Bible to accompany reading of Catechism?

    02/23/2004 4:49:30 PM PST · by avg_freeper · 16 replies · 136+ views
    NULL | Feb. 23, 2004 | Little Ol' Me
    Later this year I will begin my conversion to the Catholic Church. For some background:My wife was raised Catholic. I was raised Protestant. We were married outside the church. We have been searching for a church in Georgia that meets both of our spiritual needs best. We had tried other denominations of churches. We ended up settling on Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Mission in Dallas Georgia. My wife is more comfortable with the church because of her up-bringing. For me, this church provides a level of communion with God I hadn't been able to obtain before. I really feel...
  • Time to Junk the New Apologetics [Apologetics 101 for Catholics]

    02/20/2004 10:39:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies · 202+ views
    Catholic Answers ^ | 2-17-04 | Karl Keating
    TIME TO JUNK THE NEW APOLOGETICS? Dear Friend of Catholic Answers: In the 1960s, after South Vietnam had been undergoing a less-than-peaceful change of government every week or so, there came a period of stability. One magazine took notice and ran this headline: "No Coups Is Good Noups." You know the feeling. It's nice to take a breather from the fuss and fury. It's nice to have no one saying silly things that need to be responded to. It's nice to relax, kick back, and think that, even if only for a moment, all's well with the world. And then...
  • Co-responsibility for public policy (Archbishop Hughes' on pro-abortion "Cathoics" & Communion)

    01/17/2004 2:55:01 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 17 replies · 261+ views
    Clarion Herald ^ | January 14, 2004 | ARCHBISHOP ALFRED C. HUGHES
    Co-responsibility for public policy New Orleans January 14, 2004 By ARCHBISHOP ALFRED C. HUGHES The Catechism of the Catholic Church makes clear that all Catholics have a personal responsibility to participate in promoting the common good in accordance with their vocation in life. Those holding public office have a special responsibility. The goal of this participation is to help shape a public policy that is in conformity as much as possible with the law rooted in our nature that governs us all, no matter what our religious belief. Thus, they are called to try to ensure that the laws that...
  • Origin of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" [Underground Catechism]

    12/29/2003 10:00:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies · 1,074+ views
    http://www.cin.org/twelvday.html ^ | 12-26-03 | Courtesy of Catholic Information Network
      ORIGIN OF "THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" An Underground CatechismYou're all familiar with the Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" I think. To most it's a delightful nonsense rhyme set to music. But it had a quite serious purpose when it was written.It is a good deal more than just a repetitious melody with pretty phrases and a list of strange gifts.Catholics in England during the period 1558 to 1829, when Parliament finally emancipated Catholics in England, were prohibited from ANY practice of their faith by law - private OR public. It was a crime to BE...
  • A Word About Sparrows: Evangelizing the Animal Rights Movement

    10/04/2003 11:54:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 186+ views
    CERC/Lay Witness ^ | 1999 | Helen M. Valois
    A Word About Sparrows: Evangelizing the Animal Rights Movement    HELEN M. VALOIS Like all errors, the animal rights movement contains elements of truth. Like the feminists who represent themselves as opposed to rape, unequal wages, and (until recently) sexual harassment in the workplace, the animal rights activists lead with issues we can all agree on. Indeed, the Catechism affirms, “Animals are God’s creatures . . . It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die needlessly” (nos. 2416, 2418). We’re mistaken, however, if we imagine that it begins and ends here. The root of the...
  • Sick 'baptism' before abortions

    09/05/2003 11:08:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 233+ views
    TotalCatholic.com ^ | September 2003
    US abortionists are adopting a disturbing new tactic of promoting a 'baptism'' type ceremony for the aborted baby.According a report in an American magazine, the new methods involve the use of language more commonly found in counselling for post-abortion syndrome as well as a ritual including a kind of baptism of the aborted baby. Before the abortion, women are encouraged to express guilt, to write notes to their children about their feelings of empowerment, to grieve and express love for the child.But US pro-life groups have reacted with disgust to the tactics and a spokesperson for the Campaign Life Catholic...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt1, Art.9, Para. 4 - Christ's Faithful - Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life

    07/06/2003 3:18:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 84+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHCHAPTER THREEI BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9"I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 4. Christ's Faithful - Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life "The Christian faithful are those who, inasmuch as they have been incorporated in Christ through Baptism, have been constituted as the people of God; for this reason, since they have become sharers in Christ's priestly, prophetic, and royal office in their own manner, they are called to exercise the mission which God has entrusted to the Church to...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt.1, Chap.3, Art.9 - "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH"

    07/05/2003 5:33:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 71+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREEI BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9"I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 3. The Church Is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic "This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic."256 These four characteristics, inseparably linked with each other,257 indicate essential features of the Church and her mission. The Church does not possess them of herself; it is Christ who, through the Holy Spirit, makes his Church...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt.1, Art. 9, Para.2 - The Church - People God, Body Christ, Temple Holy Spirit

    06/29/2003 3:53:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 186+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREEI BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9"I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 2. The Church - People of God, Body of Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit I. THE CHURCH - PEOPLE OF GOD 781 "At all times and in every race, anyone who fears God and does what is right has been acceptable to him. He has, however, willed to make men holy and save them, not as individuals without any bond or link between...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt 1, Chap. 3, Art. 9 - "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH"

    06/22/2003 5:54:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 92+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREEI BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9"I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" 748 "Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy Spirit, that, by proclaiming his Gospel to every creature, it may bring to all men that light of Christ which shines out visibly from the Church."135 These words open the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. By choosing this...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt 1, Chap 3, ARTICLE 8 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT"

    06/21/2003 3:41:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 150+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHCHAPTER THREEI BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRITARTICLE 8"I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT" "No one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God."7 Now God's Spirit, who reveals God, makes known to us Christ, his Word, his living Utterance, but the Spirit does not speak of himself. The Spirit who "has spoken through the prophets" makes us hear the Father's Word, but we do not hear the Spirit himself. We know him only in the movement by which he reveals...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt. 1 - Chap. 3 - I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

    06/15/2003 4:10:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 188+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREEI BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT "No one can say 'Jesus is Lord' except by the Holy Spirit."1 "God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!"'2 This knowledge of faith is possible only in the Holy Spirit: to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. He comes to meet us and kindles faith in us. By virtue of our Baptism, the first sacrament of the faith,...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt. 1 ARTICLE 7 "FROM THENCE HE WILL COME AGAIN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD"

    06/14/2003 4:29:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 134+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHCHAPTER TWO I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD ARTICLE 7"FROM THENCE HE WILL COME AGAIN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD" I. HE WILL COME AGAIN IN GLORY Christ already reigns through the Church. . . "Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living."549 Christ's Ascension into heaven signifies his participation, in his humanity, in God's power and authority. Jesus Christ is Lord: he possesses all power in heaven...
  • CATECHISM CC - Pt.1, Art. 6 - "HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS SEATED RIGHT HAND FATHER"

    06/08/2003 4:00:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 139+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER TWO I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD ARTICLE 6"HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER" "So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God."532 Christ's body was glorified at the moment of his Resurrection, as proved by the new and supernatural properties it subsequently and permanently enjoys.533 But during the forty days...
  • CATECHISM CC - PT 1, Art. 5 - "HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN"

    06/07/2003 6:05:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 200+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHCHAPTER TWO I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD ARTICLE 5"HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN" 631 Jesus "descended into the lower parts of the earth. He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens."476 The Apostles' Creed confesses in the same article Christ's descent into hell and his Resurrection from the dead on the third day, because in his Passover it was precisely out of the depths of death...
  • CATECHISM CC - PT 1, ART 4 - "CHRIST SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND BURIED"

    06/01/2003 3:34:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 73+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHCHAPTER TWO I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD ARTICLE 4"JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS BURIED" The Paschal mystery of Christ's cross and Resurrection stands at the center of the Good News that the apostles, and the Church following them, are to proclaim to the world. God's saving plan was accomplished "once for all"313 by the redemptive death of his Son Jesus Christ. The Church remains faithful to the interpretation of "all the...
  • CATECHISM CC - PROF. FAITH - "HE WAS CONCEIVED BY POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT, AND BORN OF VIRGIN MARY"

    05/31/2003 3:47:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 90+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHCHAPTER TWO I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD ARTICLE 3"HE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY" Paragraph 1. The Son of God Became Man I. WHY DID THE WORD BECOME FLESH? 456 With the Nicene Creed, we answer by confessing: "For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit, he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and was made...
  • CATECHISM CC, Part 1, Prof. of Faith - I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD

    05/25/2003 2:46:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 201+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER TWO I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD ARTICLE 2"AND IN JESUS CHRIST, HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD" I. JESUS Jesus means in Hebrew: "God saves." At the annunciation, the angel Gabriel gave him the name Jesus as his proper name, which expresses both his identity and his mission.18 Since God alone can forgive sins, it is God who, in Jesus his eternal Son made man, "will save his people from their sins".19 in Jesus, God...
  • CATECHISM CC, Part 1, Prof. of Faith - I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER

    05/24/2003 3:11:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 175+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWOTHE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER ONEI BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER198 Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last,1 the beginning and the end of everything. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works. ARTICLE I "I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR...
  • CATECHISM CC - CHAPTER TWO - GOD COMES TO MEET MAN

    05/11/2003 2:09:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 56+ views
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHSECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION ONE "I BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE" CHAPTER TWO GOD COMES TO MEET MAN By natural reason man can know God with certainty, on the basis of his works. But there is another order of knowledge, which man cannot possibly arrive at by his own powers: the order of divine Revelation.1 Through an utterly free decision, God has revealed himself and given himself to man. This he does by revealing the mystery, his plan of loving goodness, formed from all eternity in Christ, for the benefit of all...
  • Just War in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    03/07/2003 4:49:27 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 8 replies · 174+ views
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraphs 2302-2317, authoritatively teaches what constitutes the just defense of a nation against an aggressor. Called the Just War Doctrine, it was first enunciated by St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD). Over the centuries it was taught by Doctors of the Church, such as St. Thomas Aquinas, and formally embraced by the Magisterium, which has also adapted it to the situation of modern warfare. The following explanation of Just War Doctrine follows the schema given in the Catechism.  Righteous versus Unrighteous Anger (2302-3) Anger is a desire for revenge. Anger is the passion...
  • Catholic Just War

    02/27/2003 11:06:30 AM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 387+ views
                      Catechism of the Catholic Church  Do nations have the right to go to war?  Catechism: 2308 ..."as long as the danger of war persists and there is no international authority with the necessary competence and power, governments cannot be denied the right of lawful self-defense, once all peace efforts have failed."105    What are the necessary conditions for to justly go to war? Catechism: 2309 The strict conditions for legitimate defense by military force require rigorous consideration. The gravity of such a decision makes it subject to rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy. At one...
  • Cardinal Ratzinger Says Catechism Is a Manual for Happiness

    10/09/2002 8:12:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 72+ views
    ZENIT NEWS AGENCY ^ | October 8, 2002
    VATICAN CITY, OCT. 8, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a guide to the discovery of real happiness, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said when he opened a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of its publication. The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith opened the international symposium, which has gathered top theologians in the Synod Hall. Doctrine of the Faith, along with the Congregation for the Clergy, organized the conference, which runs until Friday. The Catechism, published by John Paul II on Oct. 11, 1992, was edited by a team coordinated by Cardinal Ratzinger. One...