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    Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church One common source 80 Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture then are bound closely together and communicate one with the other For both of them flowing out from the same divine well spring come together in some fashion to form one thing and move towards the same goal 40 Each of them makes present

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  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    On Facebook On Twitter eNewsletters Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Resources Home Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Action Alert SOLIDARITY MONTH 10 is as good as 1 000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catechism of the Catholic Church two distinct modes of transmission 81 Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit 42 And Holy Tradition transmits in its entirety the Word of God which has been entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit It transmits it to the successors of the apostles so that enlightened by the Spirit of truth they may faithfully preserve expound and spread it abroad by their preaching 43 82 As a result the Church to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honoured with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence 44

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    Apostolic Tradition and ecclesial traditions 83 The Tradition here in question comes from the apostles and hands on what they received from Jesus teaching and example and what they learned from the Holy Spirit The first generation of Christians did not yet have a written New Testament and the New Testament itself demonstrates the process of living Tradition Tradition is to be distinguished from the various theological disciplinary liturgical or

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    their pastors give them in different forms The dogmas of the faith 88 The Church s Magisterium exercises the authority it holds from Christ to the fullest extent when it defines dogmas that is when it proposes truths contained in divine Revelation or also when it proposes in a definitive way truths having a necessary connection with these 89 There is an organic connection between our spiritual life and the dogmas Dogmas are lights along the path of faith they illuminate it and make it secure Conversely if our life is upright our intellect and heart will be open to welcome the light shed by the dogmas of faith 50 90 The mutual connections between dogmas and their coherence can be found in the whole of the Revelation of the mystery of Christ 51 In Catholic doctrine there exists an order or hierarchy of truths since they vary in their relation to the foundation of the Christian faith 52 The supernatural sense of faith 91 All the faithful share in understanding and handing on revealed truth They have received the anointing of the Holy Spirit who instructs them 53 and guides them into all truth 54 92 The whole body of the faithful cannot err in matters of belief This characteristic is shown in the supernatural appreciation of faith sensus fidei on the part of the whole people when from the bishops to the last of the faithful they manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals 55 93 By this appreciation of the faith aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth the People of God guided by the sacred teaching authority Magisterium receives the faith once for all delivered to the saints The People unfailingly adheres to this faith penetrates it more deeply with right judgment and applies it more fully in daily life 56 Growth in understanding the faith 94 Thanks to the assistance of the Holy Spirit the understanding of both the realities and the words of the heritage of faith is able to grow in the life of the Church through the contemplation and study of believers who ponder these things in their hearts 57 it is in particular theological research which deepens knowledge of revealed truth 58 from the intimate sense of spiritual realities which believers experience 59 the sacred Scriptures grow with the one who reads them 60 from the preaching of those who have received along with their right of succession in the episcopate the sure charism of truth 61 95 It is clear therefore that in the supremely wise arrangement of God sacred Tradition Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others Working together each in its own way under the action of the one Holy Spirit they all contribute effectively to the salvation of souls 62 IN BRIEF 96 What Christ entrusted to the apostles they in turn handed on by their preaching and

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  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Resources Home Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Action Alert SOLIDARITY MONTH 10 is as good as 1 000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catechism of the Catholic Church The heritage of faith entrusted to the whole of the Church 84 The apostles entrusted the Sacred deposit of the faith the depositum fidei 45 contained in Sacred Scripture and Tradition to the whole of the Church By adhering to this heritage the entire holy people united to its pastors remains always faithful to the teaching of the apostles to the brotherhood to the breaking of bread and the prayers So in maintaining practising and professing the faith that has been handed on there should be a remarkable harmony between the bishops and the faithful 46 Notes 45 DV 10 1 cf I Tim 6 20 2 Tim 1 12 14 Vulg 46 DV 10 1 cf Acts 2 42 Greek Pius XII Apost Const Munificentissimus Deus November 1950 AAS 42 1950 756 taken along with the words of St Cyprian Epist

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    Login Donate Resources Home Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church The Magisterium of the Church 85 The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God whether in its written form or in the form of Tradition has been entrusted to the living teaching office of the Church alone Its authority in this matter is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ 47 This means that the task of interpretation has been entrusted to the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter the Bishop of Rome 86 Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the Word of God but is its servant It teaches only what has been handed on to it At the divine command and with the help of the Holy Spirit it listens to this devotedly guards it with dedication and expounds it faithfully All that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed is drawn from this single deposit of faith 48 87 Mindful of Christ s words to his apostles He who hears you hears me 49 the faithful receive with docility the teachings and directives

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    On Twitter eNewsletters Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Resources Home Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church The dogmas of the faith 88 The Church s Magisterium exercises the authority it holds from Christ to the fullest extent when it defines dogmas that is when it proposes truths contained in divine Revelation or also when it proposes in a definitive way truths having a necessary connection with these 89 There is an organic connection between our spiritual life and the dogmas Dogmas are lights along the path of faith they illuminate it and make it secure Conversely if our life is upright our intellect and heart will be open to welcome the light shed by the dogmas of faith 50 90 The mutual connections between dogmas and their coherence can be found in the whole of the Revelation of the mystery of Christ 51 In Catholic doctrine there exists an order or hierarchy of truths since they vary in their relation to the foundation of the Christian faith 52 Notes 50 Cf Jn 8 31 32 51 Cf Vatican

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    What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Action Alert SOLIDARITY MONTH 10 is as good as 1 000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catechism of the Catholic Church The supernatural sense of faith 91 All the faithful share in understanding and handing on revealed truth They have received the anointing of the Holy Spirit who instructs them 53 and guides them into all truth 54 92 The whole body of the faithful cannot err in matters of belief This characteristic is shown in the supernatural appreciation of faith sensus fidei on the part of the whole people when from the bishops to the last of the faithful they manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals 55 93 By this appreciation of the faith aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth the People of God guided by the sacred teaching authority Magisterium receives the faith once for all delivered to the saints The People unfailingly adheres to this faith penetrates it more deeply with right judgment and applies it more fully in daily life 56 Notes 53

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