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
    this catholic unity of the People of God And to it in different ways belong or are ordered the Catholic faithful others who believe in Christ and finally all mankind called by God s grace to salvation 320 837 Fully incorporated into the society of the Church are those who possessing the Spirit of Christ accept all the means of salvation given to the Church together with her entire organization and who by the bonds constituted by the profession of faith the sacraments ecclesiastical government and communion are joined in the visible structure of the Church of Christ who rules her through the Supreme Pontiff and the bishops Even though incorporated into the Church one who does not however persevere in charity is not saved He remains indeed in the bosom of the Church but in body not in heart 321 838 The Church knows that she is joined in many ways to the baptized who are honored by the name of Christian but do not profess the Catholic faith in its entirety or have not preserved unity or communion under the successor of Peter 322 Those who believe in Christ and have been properly baptized are put in a

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=3065 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    Covenant and the new People of God tend towards similar goals expectation of the coming or the return of the Messiah But one awaits the return of the Messiah who died and rose from the dead and is recognized as Lord and Son of God the other awaits the coming of a Messiah whose features remain hidden till the end of time and the latter waiting is accompanied by the drama of not knowing or of misunderstanding Christ Jesus 841 The Church s relationship with the Muslims The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims these profess to hold the faith of Abraham and together with us they adore the one merciful God mankind s judge on the last day 330 842 The Church s bond with non Christian religions is in the first place the common origin and end of the human race All nations form but one community This is so because all stem from the one stock which God created to people the entire earth and also because all share a common destiny namely God His providence evident goodness and saving designs extend to all against the day when the elect are gathered together in the holy city 331 843 The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search among shadows and images for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved Thus the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life 332 844 In their religious behavior however men also display the limits and errors that

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=3069 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    the Church which is his Body Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition the Council teaches that the Church a pilgrim now on earth is necessary for salvation the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation he is present to us in his body which is the Church He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door Hence they could not be saved who knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it 336 847 This affirmation is not aimed at those who through no fault of their own do not know Christ and his Church Those who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart and moved by grace try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience those too may achieve eternal salvation 337 848 Although in ways known to himself God can

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=3077 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    her missionary dynamism for the love of Christ urges us on 343 Indeed God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth 344 that is God wills the salvation of everyone through the knowledge of the truth Salvation is found in the truth Those who obey the prompting of the Spirit of truth are already on the way of salvation But the Church to whom this truth has been entrusted must go out to meet their desire so as to bring them the truth Because she believes in God s universal plan of salvation the Church must be missionary 852 Missionary paths The Holy Spirit is the protagonist the principal agent of the whole of the Church s mission 345 It is he who leads the Church on her missionary paths This mission continues and in the course of history unfolds the mission of Christ who was sent to evangelize the poor so the Church urged on by the Spirit of Christ must walk the road Christ himself walked a way of poverty and obedience of service and self sacrifice even to death a death from which he emerged victorious by his resurrection 346 So it is that the blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians 347 853 On her pilgrimage the Church has also experienced the discrepancy existing between the message she proclaims and the human weakness of those to whom the Gospel has been entrusted 348 Only by taking the way of penance and renewal the narrow way of the cross can the People of God extend Christ s reign 349 For just as Christ carried out the work of redemption in poverty and oppression so the Church is called to follow the same path if she is to communicate the fruits of salvation to men 350 854 By her very mission the Church travels the same journey as all humanity and shares the same earthly lot with the world she is to be a leaven and as it were the soul of human society in its renewal by Christ and transformation into the family of God 351 Missionary endeavor requires patience It begins with the proclamation of the Gospel to peoples and groups who do not yet believe in Christ 352 continues with the establishment of Christian communities that are a sign of God s presence in the world 353 and leads to the foundation of local churches 354 It must involve a process of inculturation if the Gospel is to take flesh in each people s culture 355 There will be times of defeat With regard to individuals groups and peoples it is only by degrees that the Church touches and penetrates them and so receives them into a fullness which is Catholic 356 855 The Church s mission stimulates efforts towards Christian unity 357 Indeed divisions among Christians prevent the Church from realizing in practice the fullness of catholicity proper to her in those of her sons

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2791 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    to them will continue to the end of time since the Gospel they handed on is the lasting source of all life for the Church Therefore the apostles took care to appoint successors 373 The bishops successors of the apostles 861 In order that the mission entrusted to them might be continued after their death the apostles consigned by will and testament as it were to their immediate collaborators the duty of completing and consolidating the work they had begun urging them to tend to the whole flock in which the Holy Spirit had appointed them to shepherd the Church of God They accordingly designated such men and then made the ruling that likewise on their death other proven men should take over their ministry 374 862 Just as the office which the Lord confided to Peter alone as first of the apostles destined to be transmitted to his successors is a permanent one so also endures the office which the apostles received of shepherding the Church a charge destined to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops 375 Hence the Church teaches that the bishops have by divine institution taken the place of the apostles as pastors of the Church in such wise that whoever listens to them is listening to Christ and whoever despises them despises Christ and him who sent Christ 376 The apostolate 863 The whole Church is apostolic in that she remains through the successors of St Peter and the other apostles in communion of faith and life with her origin and in that she is sent out into the whole world All members of the Church share in this mission though in various ways The Christian vocation is of its nature a vocation to the apostolate as well Indeed we call an apostolate every activity of the Mystical Body that aims to spread the Kingdom of Christ over all the earth 377 864 Christ sent by the Father is the source of the Church s whole apostolate thus the fruitfulness of apostolate for ordained ministers as well as for lay people clearly depends on their vital union with Christ 378 In keeping with their vocations the demands of the times and the various gifts of the Holy Spirit the apostolate assumes the most varied forms But charity drawn from the Eucharist above all is always as it were the soul of the whole apostolate 379 865 The Church is ultimately one holy catholic and apostolic in her deepest and ultimate identity because it is in her that the Kingdom of heaven the Reign of God 380 already exists and will be fulfilled at the end of time The kingdom has come in the person of Christ and grows mysteriously in the hearts of those incorporated into him until its full eschatological manifestation Then all those he has redeemed and made holy and blameless before him in love 381 will be gathered together as the one People of God the Bride of

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2800 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    sent out to preach 368 From then on they would also be his emissaries Greek apostoloi In them Christ continues his own mission As the Father has sent me even so I send you 369 The apostles ministry is the continuation of his mission Jesus said to the Twelve he who receives you receives me 370 859 Jesus unites them to the mission he received from the Father As the Son can do nothing of his own accord but receives everything from the Father who sent him so those whom Jesus sends can do nothing apart from him 371 from whom they received both the mandate for their mission and the power to carry it out Christ s apostles knew that they were called by God as ministers of a new covenant servants of God ambassadors for Christ servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God 372 860 In the office of the apostles there is one aspect that cannot be transmitted to be the chosen witnesses of the Lord s Resurrection and so the foundation stones of the Church But their office also has a permanent aspect Christ promised to remain with them always The divine mission

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2802 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church The bishops successors of the apostles 861 In order that the mission entrusted to them might be continued after their death the apostles consigned by will and testament as it were to their immediate collaborators the duty of completing and consolidating the work they had begun urging them to tend to the whole flock in which the Holy Spirit had appointed them to shepherd the Church of God They accordingly designated such men and then made the ruling that likewise on their death other proven men should take over their ministry 374 862 Just as the office which the Lord confided to Peter alone as first of the apostles destined to be transmitted to his successors is a permanent one so also endures the office which the apostles received of shepherding the Church a charge destined to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops 375 Hence the Church teaches that the bishops have by divine institution taken the place of the apostles as pastors of the Church in such wise that whoever listens to them is listening to Christ and whoever despises them

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2806 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church | Catholic Culture
    lay people clearly depends on their vital union with Christ 378 In keeping with their vocations the demands of the times and the various gifts of the Holy Spirit the apostolate assumes the most varied forms But charity drawn from the Eucharist above all is always as it were the soul of the whole apostolate 379 865 The Church is ultimately one holy catholic and apostolic in her deepest and ultimate identity because it is in her that the Kingdom of heaven the Reign of God 380 already exists and will be fulfilled at the end of time The kingdom has come in the person of Christ and grows mysteriously in the hearts of those incorporated into him until its full eschatological manifestation Then all those he has redeemed and made holy and blameless before him in love 381 will be gathered together as the one People of God the Bride of the Lamb 382 the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God having the glory of God 383 For the wall of the city had twelve foundations and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb 384 IN BRIEF 866 The Church is one she acknowledges one Lord confesses one faith is born of one Baptism forms only one Body is given life by the one Spirit for the sake of one hope cf Eph 4 3 5 at whose fulfillment all divisions will be overcome 867 The Church is holy the Most Holy God is her author Christ her bridegroom gave himself up to make her holy the Spirit of holiness gives her life Since she still includes sinners she is the sinless one made up of sinners Her holiness shines in the saints in Mary she is already all holy

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=2809 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive



  •