The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ   Leave a comment


“By giving up his own Son for our sins, God manifests that his plan for us is one of benevolent love, prior to any merit on our part: ‘In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins’ (1 Jn 4:10, 19). God ‘shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us’ (Rom 5:8). . . . The Church, following the apostles, teaches that Christ died for all men without exception: ‘There is not, never has been, and never will be a single human being for whom Christ did not suffer.'”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 604, 605

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Posted February 23, 2018 by ouidaofs in Catechism of the Catholic Church, Lent

The Good News: God Has Sent His Son   Leave a comment

 

 

“We believe and confess that Jesus of Nazareth, born a Jew of a daughter of Israel of Bethlehem at the time of King Herod the Great and the emperor Caesar Augustus, a carpenter by trade, who died crucified in Jerusalem under the procurator Pontius Pilate during the reign of the emperor Tiberius, is the eternal Son of God made man. He ‘came from God’ (Jn 13:3), ‘descended from heaven’ (Jn 3:13, 6:33), and ‘came in the flesh’ (1 Jn 4:2). For ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. . . . And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace’ (Jn 1:14, 16).”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 423

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Posted February 22, 2018 by ouidaofs in Catechism of the Catholic Church, Lent

Man and Woman in the Beginning   Leave a comment

 

“Being in the image of God the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is not just something, but someone. He is capable of self-knowledge, of self-possession, and of freely giving himself and entering into communion with other persons. And he is called by grace to a covenant with his Creator, to offer him a response of faith and love that no other creature can give in his stead.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 357

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Posted February 21, 2018 by ouidaofs in Catechism of the Catholic Church, Lent

I believe in God   Leave a comment

“God cares for all, from the least things to the great events of the world and its history. . . . God is the sovereign master of his plan. But to carry it out he also makes use of his creatures’ cooperation. This use is not a sign of weakness, but rather a token of almighty God’s greatness and goodness. For God grants his creatures not only their existence, but also the dignity of acting on their own, of being causes and principles for each other, and thus of cooperating in the accomplishment of his plan.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 303, 306

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Posted February 20, 2018 by ouidaofs in Catechism of the Catholic Church, Lent

The Obedience of Faith   Leave a comment

 

“Faith seeks understanding: it is intrinsic to faith that a believer desires to know better the One in whom he has put his faith and to understand better what He has revealed; a more penetrating knowledge will in turn call forth a greater faith, increasingly set afire by love.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 158

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Posted February 19, 2018 by ouidaofs in Catechism of the Catholic Church, Lent

Proclaim the Gospel   Leave a comment

“‘Christ the Lord, in whom the entire Revelation of the most high God is summed up, commanded the apostles to preach the Gospel, which had been promised beforehand by the prophets, and which he fulfilled in his own person and promulgated with his own lips. In preaching the Gospel, they were to communicate the gifts of God to all men. This Gospel was to be the source of all saving truth and moral discipline.'”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 75 

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Posted February 17, 2018 by ouidaofs in Catechism of the Catholic Church, Lent

God Comes To Meet Us   Leave a comment

“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 men. God has fully revealed this plan by sending us his beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.”—CCC, no. 50

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Posted February 16, 2018 by ouidaofs in Catechism of the Catholic Church, Lent

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