archive-org.com » ORG » C » CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG

Total: 1401

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    divine pedagogy appears especially in the gift of the Law 72 God gave the Law as a pedagogue to lead his people towards Christ 73 But the Law s powerlessness to save man deprived of the divine likeness along with the growing awareness of sin that it imparts 74 enkindles a desire for the Holy Spirit The lamentations of the Psalms bear witness to this In the Kingdom and the Exile 709 The Law the sign of God s promise and covenant ought to have governed the hearts and institutions of that people to whom Abraham s faith gave birth If you will obey my voice and keep my covenant you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation 75 But after David Israel gave in to the temptation of becoming a kingdom like other nations The Kingdom however the object of the promise made to David 76 would be the work of the Holy Spirit it would belong to the poor according to the Spirit 710 The forgetting of the Law and the infidelity to the covenant end in death it is the Exile apparently the failure of the promises which is in fact the mysterious fidelity of the Savior God and the beginning of a promised restoration but according to the Spirit The People of God had to suffer this purification 77 In God s plan the Exile already stands in the shadow of the Cross and the Remnant of the poor that returns from the Exile is one of the most transparent prefigurations of the Church Expectation of the Messiah and his Spirit 711 Behold I am doing a new thing 78 Two prophetic lines were to develop one leading to the expectation of the Messiah the other pointing to the announcement of a new Spirit They converge in the small Remnant the people of the poor who await in hope the consolation of Israel and the redemption of Jerusalem 79 We have seen earlier how Jesus fulfills the prophecies concerning himself We limit ourselves here to those in which the relationship of the Messiah and his Spirit appears more clearly 712 The characteristics of the awaited Messiah begin to appear in the Book of Emmanuel Isaiah said this when he saw his glory 80 speaking of Christ especially in the first two verses of Isaiah 11 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of his roots And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him the spirit of wisdom and understanding the spirit of counsel and might the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD 713 The Messiah s characteristics are revealed above all in the Servant songs 82 These songs proclaim the meaning of Jesus Passion and show how he will pour out the Holy Spirit to give life to the many not as an outsider but by embracing our form as slave 83 Taking our death upon

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2770 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catechism of the Catholic Church The Spirit of the promise 705 Disfigured by sin and death man remains in the image of God in the image of the Son but is deprived of the glory of God 66 of his likeness The promise made to Abraham inaugurates the economy of salvation at the culmination of which the Son himself will assume that image 67 and restore it in the Father s likeness by giving it again its Glory the Spirit who is the giver of life 706 Against all human hope God promises descendants to Abraham as the fruit of faith and of the power of the Holy Spirit 68 In Abraham s progeny all the nations of the earth will be blessed This progeny will be Christ himself 69 in whom the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad 70 God commits himself by his own solemn oath to giving his beloved Son and the promised Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it 71 Notes 66 Rom 3 23 67

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2775 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    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 In Theophanies and the Law 707 Theophanies manifestations of God light up the way of the promise from the patriarchs to Moses and from Joshua to the visions that inaugurated the missions of the great prophets Christian tradition has always recognized that God s Word allowed himself to be seen and heard in these theophanies in which the cloud of the Holy Spirit both revealed him and concealed him in its shadow 708 This divine pedagogy appears especially in the gift of the Law 72 God gave the Law as a pedagogue to lead his people towards Christ 73 But the Law s powerlessness to save man deprived of the divine likeness along with the growing awareness of sin that it imparts 74 enkindles a desire for the Holy Spirit The lamentations of the Psalms bear witness to this Notes 72 Cf Ex 19 20 Deut 1 11 29 30 73 Gal 3 24 74

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2778 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church In the Kingdom and the Exile 709 The Law the sign of God s promise and covenant ought to have governed the hearts and institutions of that people to whom Abraham s faith gave birth If you will obey my voice and keep my covenant you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation 75 But after David Israel gave in to the temptation of becoming a kingdom like other nations The Kingdom however the object of the promise made to David 76 would be the work of the Holy Spirit it would belong to the poor according to the Spirit 710 The forgetting of the Law and the infidelity to the covenant end in death it is the Exile apparently the failure of the promises which is in fact the mysterious fidelity of the Savior God and the beginning of a promised restoration but according to the Spirit The People of God had to suffer this purification 77 In God s plan the Exile already stands in the shadow of the Cross and the Remnant of the poor that returns from the Exile

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2781 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of his roots And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him the spirit of wisdom and understanding the spirit of counsel and might the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD 713 The Messiah s characteristics are revealed above all in the Servant songs 82 These songs proclaim the meaning of Jesus Passion and show how he will pour out the Holy Spirit to give life to the many not as an outsider but by embracing our form as slave 83 Taking our death upon himself he can communicate to us his own Spirit of life 714 This is why Christ inaugurates the proclamation of the Good News by making his own the following passage from Isaiah 84 The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted he has sent me to bind up the broken hearted to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound to proclaim the year of the LORD S favor 715 The prophetic texts that directly concern the sending of the Holy Spirit are oracles by which God speaks to the heart of his people in the language of the promise with the accents of love and fidelity 85 St Peter will proclaim their fulfillment on the morning of Pentecost 86 According to these promises at the end time the Lord s Spirit will renew the hearts of men engraving a new law in them He will gather and reconcile the scattered and divided peoples he will transform the first creation and God will dwell there with men in peace 716 The People

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2784 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    whom the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily 102 should herself be full of grace She was by sheer grace conceived without sin as the most humble of creatures the most capable of welcoming the inexpressible gift of the Almighty It was quite correct for the angel Gabriel to greet her as the Daughter of Zion Rejoice 103 It is the thanksgiving of the whole People of God and thus of the Church which Mary in her canticle 104 lifts up to the Father in the Holy Spirit while carrying within her the eternal Son 723 In Mary the Holy Spirit fulfills the plan of the Father s loving goodness Through the Holy Spirit the Virgin conceives and gives birth to the Son of God By the Holy Spirit s power and her faith her virginity became uniquely fruitful 105 724 In Mary the Holy Spirit manifests the Son of the Father now become the Son of the Virgin She is the burning bush of the definitive theophany Filled with the Holy Spirit she makes the Word visible in the humility of his flesh It is to the poor and the first representatives of the gentiles that she makes him known 106 725 Finally through Mary the Holy Spirit begins to bring men the objects of God s merciful love 107 into communion with Christ And the humble are always the first to accept him shepherds magi Simeon and Anna the bride and groom at Cana and the first disciples 726 At the end of this mission of the Spirit Mary became the Woman the new Eve mother of the living the mother of the whole Christ 108 As such she was present with the Twelve who with one accord devoted themselves to prayer 109 at the dawn of the end time which the Spirit was to inaugurate on the morning of Pentecost with the manifestation of the Church Christ Jesus 727 The entire mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit in the fullness of time is contained in this that the Son is the one anointed by the Father s Spirit since his Incarnation Jesus is the Christ the Messiah Everything in the second chapter of the Creed is to be read in this light Christ s whole work is in fact a joint mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit Here we shall mention only what has to do with Jesus promise of the Holy Spirit and the gift of him by the glorified Lord 728 Jesus does not reveal the Holy Spirit fully until he himself has been glorified through his Death and Resurrection Nevertheless little by little he alludes to him even in his teaching of the multitudes as when he reveals that his own flesh will be food for the life of the world 110 He also alludes to the Spirit in speaking to Nicodemus 111 to the Samaritan woman 112 and to those who take part in the feast of Tabernacles 113

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=1329 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    baptist 717 There was a man sent from God whose name was John 89 John was filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother s womb 90 by Christ himself whom the Virgin Mary had just conceived by the Holy Spirit Mary s visitation to Elizabeth thus became a visit from God to his people 91 718 John is Elijah who must come 92 The fire of the Spirit dwells in him and makes him the forerunner of the coming Lord In John the precursor the Holy Spirit completes the work of making ready a people prepared for the Lord 93 719 John the Baptist is more than a prophet 94 In him the Holy Spirit concludes his speaking through the prophets John completes the cycle of prophets begun by Elijah 95 He proclaims the imminence of the consolation of Israel he is the voice of the Consoler who is coming 96 As the Spirit of truth will also do John came to bear witness to the light 97 In John s sight the Spirit thus brings to completion the careful search of the prophets and fulfills the longing of the angels 98 He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God Behold the Lamb of God 99 720 Finally with John the Baptist the Holy Spirit begins the restoration to man of the divine likeness prefiguring what he would achieve with and in Christ John s baptism was for repentance baptism in water and the Spirit will be a new birth 100 Notes 89 Jn 1 6 90 Lk 1 15 41 91 Cf Lk 1 68 92 Mt 17 10 13 cf

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=1330 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    has often read the most beautiful texts on wisdom in relation to Mary 101 Mary is acclaimed and represented in the liturgy as the Seat of Wisdom In her the wonders of God that the Spirit was to fulfill in Christ and the Church began to be manifested 722 The Holy Spirit prepared Mary by his grace It was fitting that the mother of him in whom the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily 102 should herself be full of grace She was by sheer grace conceived without sin as the most humble of creatures the most capable of welcoming the inexpressible gift of the Almighty It was quite correct for the angel Gabriel to greet her as the Daughter of Zion Rejoice 103 It is the thanksgiving of the whole People of God and thus of the Church which Mary in her canticle 104 lifts up to the Father in the Holy Spirit while carrying within her the eternal Son 723 In Mary the Holy Spirit fulfills the plan of the Father s loving goodness Through the Holy Spirit the Virgin conceives and gives birth to the Son of God By the Holy Spirit s power and her faith her virginity became uniquely fruitful 105 724 In Mary the Holy Spirit manifests the Son of the Father now become the Son of the Virgin She is the burning bush of the definitive theophany Filled with the Holy Spirit she makes the Word visible in the humility of his flesh It is to the poor and the first representatives of the gentiles that she makes him known 106 725 Finally through Mary the Holy Spirit begins to bring men the objects of God s merciful love 107 into communion with Christ And the humble are always the first to accept

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=1335 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive



  •