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A Gift of God to the Church: Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, takes abundantly from Holy Scripture and the inexhaustible apostolic tradition of the Church gathers into one volume the accumulated doctrinal richness which constitutes the patrimony of the Church. Pope John Paul II, "The publication of this text should be considered surely among the most outstanding events in the recent history of the Church".
The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan - The Roman Catechism
Years in the making after being decreed by the Council of Trent, the Roman Catechism is an authoritative synthesis of what Catholics should believe, how they are to live, and how they are to worship God through the sacraments and prayer.
Two Gifts of God to the Modern World
By now so much has been written and spoken about the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and Pope John Paul’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor, you may wonder if there is anything new to say. Yes, there is. In my judgment this catechism and encyclical mark a turning point in the history of the Catholic Church.
The Passion of Christ
Since the dawn of Christianity, the Passion of Christ has been the deepest inspiration of the followers of Christ. His sufferings and death have been the deepest motive that believing Christians have had to follow in His bloody footsteps. What He endured out of love for us is meant to inspire us out of love for Him. No matter how young the persons whom we instruct, they are not too young to have learned the deepest lesson of life, that life means endurance and only strong love can inspire people with the strength necessary to remain faithful to the teachings of Christ from childhood to old age, and into eternity.
The Catholic Catechist Magazine – Guidelines
The origin of this magazine goes back to Cardinal Jose Sanchez, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome. During meetings that Inter Mirifica (legal arm of the Marian and Ignatian Catechists) had with Cardinal Sanchez he was the one who first proposed the magazine.
The Catechist as Channel of Grace
The last person we would expect to suggest as a model for catechists is the Little Flower, St. Therese of Lisieux. Her short life of twenty-four years, from 1873-1897, was spent with her family until the early teens; and then the rest of her days in a cloistered Carmelite convent. Needless to say, these are not exactly what we associate with teaching the faith. Yet she has been declared a doctor, which means teacher, of the universal Church. The key to understanding how St. Therese is a model for catechists can be found in her autobiography. She tells us volumes on what is the principal task of a catechist. A catechist is useless unless he or she is a channel of grace.
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
This Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is just that. It concentrates all the essentials of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in question and answer form.
The Deposit of Faith and the Catechism
The deposit of faith is not as we might speak of a deposit of dust on the furniture. It is not like a deposit of money in the bank. The deposit of faith is the Church’s possession of unchangeable truth: What God has revealed through His prophets in the Old Law, and through His Divine Son in the New Law. It is the ocean of divine wisdom that God has manifested to His people over the centuries, but especially revealed to us in the words and actions of Jesus Christ the Incarnate Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.
Threshold of Faith in the New Catechism
The "Catechism of the Catholic Church" is not a mere collection of doctrines. It provides the groundwork for understanding what we Catholics believe. On this level, the Catechism is unique. The Holy Spirit is guiding the Church in the most academically sophisticated age of her history. In America alone, over five million students go to college every year. We are trained to the hilt in every humanistic subject from azymes to zygotes. But most Catholics are undereducated in their faith. The result is predictable. By the time they finish even their secondary education, they find themselves in conflict in their own minds. They are trained in science, history, and world literature. They know the structure of the atom and the composition of the moon. At the same time, their minds have been, to say the least, undertrained in the religion they profess. What happens? They abandon their Catholic faith as a remnant of childhood.
The Faith: A Popular Guide Based on The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part One - Profession of Faith
This compendium of The Catechism of the Catholic Church is just that: a compendium. It concentrates all the essentials of the catechism in question-and-answer form…Why the publication of this compendium? In order to provide a reliable digest of all the main areas covered by The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Another reason is to offer, in clear and simple language, a reference source for what the larger catechism treats at greater length and in more detail.
The Faith: A Popular Guide Based on The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part Two - Celebration of the Sacred Mystery
The liturgy proclaims and celebrates the mysteries professed in the Apostles’ Creed, notably the paschal mystery by which Christ redeemed the world. Liturgy literally means a public service by and for the people. Theologically, the liturgy is both a participation of the Christian faithful in Christís work of redemption, and Christís continuing His work of our redemption in, with, and by the Church…Liturgical catechesis is instruction in the liturgy on two levels: as mystery and celebration in general, and as sacraments and sacramentals in particular.
The Faith: A Popular Guide Based on The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part Three - The Life in Christ
Before the coming of Christ, there was one divinely revealed religion, Judaism, whose members were the Chosen People of God. With the Incarnation, Judaism was replaced by Christianity, whose believers became the New Israel, the New Chosen People, or, in the language of the Second Vatican Council, the People of God.
The Faith: A Popular Guide Based on The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part Four - Christian Prayer
Our faith is a great mystery. The Church professes and celebrates this faith in the Apostles’ Creed. She celebrates this faith in the sacraments and the liturgy. The faithful live out this faith in their following of Christ. These were the first three parts of The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Now we are to see how the following of Christ is to be a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer.

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