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  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Connect Home 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 Catechism of the Catholic Church The freedom of faith 160 To be human man s response to God by faith must be free and therefore nobody is to be forced to embrace the faith against his will The act of faith is of its very nature a free act 39 God calls men to serve him in spirit and in truth Consequently they are bound to him in conscience but not coerced This fact received its fullest manifestation in Christ Jesus 40 Indeed Christ invited people to faith and conversion but never coerced them For he bore witness to the truth but refused to use force to impose it on those who spoke against it His kingdom grows by the love with which Christ lifted up on the cross draws men to himself 41 Notes 39 DH 10 cf CIC can 748 2 40 DH 11 41 DH 11 cf Jn 18 37 12 32

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    Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church The necessity of faith 161 Believing in Jesus Christ and in the One who sent him for our salvation is necessary for obtaining that salvation 42 Since without faith it is impossible to please God and to attain to the fellowship of his sons therefore without faith no one has

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    Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Connect Home 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 Perseverance in faith 162 Faith is an entirely free gift that God makes to man We can lose this priceless gift as St Paul indicated to St Timothy Wage the good warfare holding faith and a good conscience By rejecting conscience certain persons have made shipwreck of their faith 44 To live grow and persevere in the faith until the end we must nourish it with the word of God we must beg the Lord to increase our faith 45 it must be working through charity abounding in hope and rooted in the faith of the Church 46 Notes 44 I Tim 1 18 19 45 Cf Mk 9 24 Lk 17 5 22 32 46 Gal 5 6 Rom 15 13 cf Jas

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    Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church Faith the beginning of eternal life 163 Faith makes us taste in advance the light of the beatific vision the goal of our journey here below Then we shall see God face to face as he is 47 So faith is already the beginning of eternal life When we contemplate the blessings of faith even now as if gazing at a reflection in a mirror it is as if we already possessed the wonderful things which our faith assures us we shall one day enjoy 48 164 Now however we walk by faith not by sight 49 we perceive God as in a mirror dimly and only in part 50 Even though enlightened by him in whom it believes faith is often lived in darkness and can be put to the test The world we live in often seems very far from the one promised us by faith Our experiences of evil and suffering injustice and death seem to contradict the Good News they can shake our faith and become a temptation against it 165 It is then we must turn to the witnesses of faith to Abraham who in hope believed against hope 51 to the Virgin Mary who in her pilgrimage of faith walked into the night of faith 52 in sharing the darkness of her son s suffering and death and to so many others Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith 53 Notes 47 I Cor 13 12 I Jn 3 2 48 St Basil De Spiritu

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    and communicate the Church our Mother teaches us the language of faith in order to introduce us to the understanding and the life of faith III ONLY ONE FAITH 172 Through the centuries in so many languages cultures peoples and nations the Church has constantly confessed this one faith received from the one Lord transmitted by one Baptism and grounded in the conviction that all people have only one God and Father 58 St Irenaeus of Lyons a witness of this faith declared 173 Indeed the Church though scattered throughout the whole world even to the ends of the earth having received the faith from the apostles and their disciples guards this preaching and faith with care as dwelling in but a single house and similarly believes as if having but one soul and a single heart and preaches teaches and hands on this faith with a unanimous voice as if possessing only one mouth 59 174 For though languages differ throughout the world the content of the Tradition is one and the same The Churches established in Germany have no other faith or Tradition nor do those of the Iberians nor those of the Celts nor those of the East of Egypt of Libya nor those established at the centre of the world 60 The Church s message is true and solid in which one and the same way of salvation appears throughout the whole world 61 175 We guard with care the faith that we have received from the Church for without ceasing under the action of God s Spirit this deposit of great price as if in an excellent vessel is constantly being renewed and causes the very vessel that contains it to be renewed 62 IN BRIEF 176 Faith is a personal adherence of the whole man to God who reveals himself It involves an assent of the intellect and will to the self revelation God has made through his deeds and words 177 To believe has thus a twofold reference to the person and to the truth to the truth by trust in the person who bears witness to it 178 We must believe in no one but God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit 179 Faith is a supernatural gift from God In order to believe man needs the interior helps of the Holy Spirit 180 Believing is a human act conscious and free corresponding to the dignity of the human person 181 Believing is an ecclesial act The Church s faith precedes engenders supports and nourishes our faith The Church is the mother of all believers No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother St Cyprian De unit 6 PL 4 519 182 We believe all that which is contained in the word of God written or handed down and which the Church proposes for belief as divinely revealed Paul VI CPG 20 183 Faith is necessary for salvation The Lord himself affirms He

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    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 I LORD LOOK UPON THE FAITH OF YOUR CHURCH 168 It is the Church that believes first and so bears nourishes and sustains my faith Everywhere it is the Church that first confesses the Lord Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you as we sing in the hymn Te Deum with her and in her we are won over and brought to confess I believe We believe It is through the Church that we receive faith and new life in Christ by Baptism In the Rituale Romanum the minister of Baptism asks the catechumen What do you ask of God s Church And the answer is Faith What does faith offer you Eternal life 54 169 Salvation comes from God alone but because we receive the life of faith through the Church she is our mother We believe the Church as the mother of our new birth and not in the Church as if she were the author

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    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 II THE LANGUAGE OF FAITH 170 We do not believe in formulae but in those realities they express which faith allows us to touch The believer s act of faith does not terminate in the propositions but in the realities which they express 56 All the same we do approach these realities with the help of formulations of the faith which permit us to express the faith and to hand it on to celebrate it in community to assimilate and live on it more and more 171 The Church the pillar and bulwark of the truth faithfully guards the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints She guards the memory of Christ s words it is she who from generation to generation hands on the apostles confession of faith 57 As a mother who teaches her children to speak and so to understand and communicate the Church our Mother teaches us the language of faith in order to introduce us to the understanding and the life of

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    whole man to God who reveals himself It involves an assent of the intellect and will to the self revelation God has made through his deeds and words 177 To believe has thus a twofold reference to the person and to the truth to the truth by trust in the person who bears witness to it 178 We must believe in no one but God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit 179 Faith is a supernatural gift from God In order to believe man needs the interior helps of the Holy Spirit 180 Believing is a human act conscious and free corresponding to the dignity of the human person 181 Believing is an ecclesial act The Church s faith precedes engenders supports and nourishes our faith The Church is the mother of all believers No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother St Cyprian De unit 6 PL 4 519 182 We believe all that which is contained in the word of God written or handed down and which the Church proposes for belief as divinely revealed Paul VI CPG 20 183 Faith is necessary for salvation The Lord himself affirms He who believes and is baptized will be saved but he who does not believe will be condemned Mk 16 16 184 Faith is a foretaste of the knowledge that will make us blessed in the life to come St Thomas Aquinas Comp theol 1 2 NOTES 1 DV 2 cf Col 1 15 I Tim 1 17 Ex 33 11 Jn 15 14 15 Bar 3 38 Vulg 2 Cf DV 5 3 Cf Rom 1 5 16 26 4 Heb 11 8 cf Gen 12 1 4 5 Cf Gen 23 4 6 Cf Heb 11 17 7 Heb 11 1 8 Rom 4 3 cf Gen 15 6 9 Rom 4 11 18 4 20 cf Gen 15 5 10 Heb 11 2 39 11 Heb 11 40 12 2 12 Lk 1 37 38 cf Gen 18 14 13 Lk 1 45 14 Cf Lk 1 48 15 Cf Lk 2 35 16 2 Tim 1 12 17 Cf Jer 17 5 6 Ps 40 5 146 3 4 18 Mk 1 11 cf 9 7 19 Jn 14 1 20 Jn 1 18 21 Jn 6 46 cf Mt 11 27 22 I Cor 12 3 23 I Cor 2 10 11 24 Mt 16 17 cf Gal 1 15 Mt 11 25 25 DV 5 cf DS 377 3010 26 Dei Filius 3 DS 3008 27 St Thomas Aquinas STh II II 2 9 cf Dei Filius 3 DS 3010 28 Dei Filius 3 DS 3008 29 Dei Filius 3 DS 3009 30 Dei Filius 3 DS 3008 3010 Cf Mk 16 20 Heb 2 4 31 St Thomas Aquinas STh II II 171 5 obj 3 32 John Henry Cardinal Newman Apologia pro vita sua London Longman 1878 239 33 St Anselm Prosl

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