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Catechism of the Catholic Church: Holy Orders


How does the Church understand the sacrament of Holy Orders?
The priests of the Old Covenant saw their duty as mediating between heavenly and earthly things, between God and his people. 1,006 more words

Cathechism Of The Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Why should the Church take special care of the sick?
Jesus shows us: Heaven suffers with us when we suffer. God even wants to be rediscovered in “the least of these my brethren.” (Mt 25:40) That is why Jesus designated care of the sick as a central task for his disciples. 360 more words

Cathechism Of The Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church


Why did God dispose man and woman for each other?
God disposed man and woman for each other so that they might be “no longer two but one.” (Mt 19:6) In this way they are to live in love, be fruitful, and thus become a sign of God himself, who is nothing but overflowing love. 697 more words

Cathechism Of The Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

But we have Baptism, which reconciles us with God; why
then do we need a special sacrament of Reconciliation?

Baptism does snatch us from the power of sin and death and… 1,191 more words

Cathechism Of The Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

(continued from the Parish Bulletin June 8, 2014 Issue)

What does Sacred Scripture say about the sacrament of Confirmation?
In the Old Testament, the People of God expected the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Messiah. 530 more words

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Who can be baptized, and what is required of a candidate?
Any person who is not yet baptized can be baptized. The only prerequisite for Baptism is faith, which must be professed publicly at the Baptism. 268 more words

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Some good news for a change

It is increasingly hard to find good news about Islam. The two most recent examples are the Muslim extremists Boko Haram in Nigeria kidnapping scores of Christian girls, forcibly converting them and enslaving them; and Meriam,  251 more words