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    THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS 977 Our Lord tied the forgiveness of sins to faith and Baptism Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation He who believes and is baptized will be saved 521 Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ who died for our sins and rose for our justification so that we too might walk in newness of life 522 978 When we made our first profession of faith while receiving the holy Baptism that cleansed us the forgiveness we received then was so full and complete that there remained in us absolutely nothing left to efface neither original sin nor offenses committed by our own will nor was there left any penalty to suffer in order to expiate them Yet the grace of Baptism delivers no one from all the weakness of nature On the contrary we must still combat the movements of concupiscence that never cease leading us into evil 523 979 In this battle against our inclination towards evil who could be brave and watchful enough to escape every wound of sin If the Church has the power to forgive sins then Baptism cannot be her only means of using the keys of the Kingdom of heaven received from Jesus Christ The Church must be able to forgive all penitents their offenses even if they should sin until the last moment of their lives 524 980 It is through the sacrament of Penance that the baptized can be reconciled with God and with the Church Penance has rightly been called by the holy Fathers a laborious kind of baptism This sacrament of Penance is necessary for salvation for those who have fallen after Baptism just as Baptism is necessary for

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    has received the keys of the Kingdom of heaven so that in her sins may be forgiven through Christ s blood and the Holy Spirit s action In this Church the soul dead through sin comes back to life in order to live with Christ whose grace has saved us 528 982 There is no offense however serious that the Church cannot forgive There is no one however wicked and guilty who may not confidently hope for forgiveness provided his repentance is honest 529 Christ who died for all men desires that in his Church the gates of forgiveness should always be open to anyone who turns away from sin 530 983 Catechesis strives to awaken and nourish in the faithful faith in the incomparable greatness of the risen Christ s gift to his Church the mission and the power to forgive sins through the ministry of the apostles and their successors The Lord wills that his disciples possess a tremendous power that his lowly servants accomplish in his name all that he did when he was on earth 531 Priests have received from God a power that he has given neither to angels nor to archangels God above confirms what priests do here below 532 Were there no forgiveness of sins in the Church there would be no hope of life to come or eternal liberation Let us thank God who has given his Church such a gift 533 IN BRIEF 984 The Creed links the forgiveness of sins with its profession of faith in the Holy Spirit for the risen Christ entrusted to the apostles the power to forgive sins when he gave them the Holy Spirit 985 Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of the forgiveness of sins it unites us to Christ who died and

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    accessible only to faith Yet our participation in the Eucharist already gives us a foretaste of Christ s transfiguration of our bodies Just as bread that comes from the earth after God s blessing has been invoked upon it is no longer ordinary bread but Eucharist formed of two things the one earthly and the other heavenly so too our bodies which partake of the Eucharist are no longer corruptible but possess the hope of resurrection 556 1001 When Definitively at the last day at the end of the world 557 Indeed the resurrection of the dead is closely associated with Christ s Parousia For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command with the archangel s call and with the sound of the trumpet of God And the dead in Christ will rise first 558 Risen with Christ 1002 Christ will raise us up on the last day but it is also true that in a certain way we have already risen with Christ For by virtue of the Holy Spirit Christian life is already now on earth a participation in the death and Resurrection of Christ And you were buried with him in Baptism in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God who raised him from the dead If then you have been raised with Christ seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God 559 1003 United with Christ by Baptism believers already truly participate in the heavenly life of the risen Christ but this life remains hidden with Christ in God 560 The Father has already raised us up with him and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus 561 Nourished with his body in the Eucharist we already belong to the Body of Christ When we rise on the last day we also will appear with him in glory 562 1004 In expectation of that day the believer s body and soul already participate in the dignity of belonging to Christ This dignity entails the demand that he should treat with respect his own body but also the body of every other person especially the suffering The body is meant for the Lord and the Lord for the body And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ You are not your own So glorify God in your body 563 II DYING IN CHRIST JESUS 1005 To rise with Christ we must die with Christ we must be away from the body and at home with the Lord 564 In that departure which is death the soul is separated from the body 565 It will be reunited with the body on the day of resurrection of the dead 566 Death 1006 It is in regard to death that man s condition is most shrouded in doubt

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    in the resurrection has met with incomprehension and opposition 550 On no point does the Christian faith encounter more opposition than on the resurrection of the body 551 It is very commonly accepted that the life of the human person continues in a spiritual fashion after death But how can we believe that this body so clearly mortal could rise to everlasting life How do the dead rise 997 What is rising In death the separation of the soul from the body the human body decays and the soul goes to meet God while awaiting its reunion with its glorified body God in his almighty power will definitively grant incorruptible life to our bodies by reuniting them with our souls through the power of Jesus Resurrection 998 Who will rise All the dead will rise those who have done good to the resurrection of life and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment 552 999 How Christ is raised with his own body See my hands and my feet that it is I myself 553 but he did not return to an earthly life So in him all of them will rise again with their own bodies which they now bear but Christ will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body into a spiritual body 554 But someone will ask How are the dead raised With what kind of body do they come You foolish man What you sow does not come to life unless it dies And what you sow is not the body which is to be but a bare kernel What is sown is perishable what is raised is imperishable The dead will be raised imperishable For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable and this mortal nature must put on immortality 555 1000 This how exceeds our imagination and understanding it is accessible only to faith Yet our participation in the Eucharist already gives us a foretaste of Christ s transfiguration of our bodies Just as bread that comes from the earth after God s blessing has been invoked upon it is no longer ordinary bread but Eucharist formed of two things the one earthly and the other heavenly so too our bodies which partake of the Eucharist are no longer corruptible but possess the hope of resurrection 556 1001 When Definitively at the last day at the end of the world 557 Indeed the resurrection of the dead is closely associated with Christ s Parousia For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command with the archangel s call and with the sound of the trumpet of God And the dead in Christ will rise first 558 Risen with Christ 1002 Christ will raise us up on the last day but it is also true that in a certain way we have already risen with Christ For by virtue of the Holy Spirit Christian life is already now on earth a participation in the

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    an everlasting renewal of life because we have died for his laws 540 One cannot but choose to die at the hands of men and to cherish the hope that God gives of being raised again by him 541 993 The Pharisees and many of the Lord s contemporaries hoped for the resurrection Jesus teaches it firmly To the Sadducees who deny it he answers Is not this why you are wrong that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God 542 Faith in the resurrection rests on faith in God who is not God of the dead but of the living 543 994 But there is more Jesus links faith in the resurrection to his own person I am the Resurrection and the life 544 It is Jesus himself who on the last day will raise up those who have believed in him who have eaten his body and drunk his blood 545 Already now in this present life he gives a sign and pledge of this by restoring some of the dead to life 546 announcing thereby his own Resurrection though it was to be of another order He speaks of this unique event as the sign of Jonah 547 the sign of the temple he announces that he will be put to death but rise thereafter on the third day 548 995 To be a witness to Christ is to be a witness to his Resurrection to have eaten and drunk with him after he rose from the dead 549 Encounters with the risen Christ characterize the Christian hope of resurrection We shall rise like Christ with him and through him 996 From the beginning Christian faith in the resurrection has met with incomprehension and opposition 550 On no point does the Christian faith encounter

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    in his almighty power will definitively grant incorruptible life to our bodies by reuniting them with our souls through the power of Jesus Resurrection 998 Who will rise All the dead will rise those who have done good to the resurrection of life and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment 552 999 How Christ is raised with his own body See my hands and my feet that it is I myself 553 but he did not return to an earthly life So in him all of them will rise again with their own bodies which they now bear but Christ will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body into a spiritual body 554 But someone will ask How are the dead raised With what kind of body do they come You foolish man What you sow does not come to life unless it dies And what you sow is not the body which is to be but a bare kernel What is sown is perishable what is raised is imperishable The dead will be raised imperishable For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable and this mortal nature must put on immortality 555 1000 This how exceeds our imagination and understanding it is accessible only to faith Yet our participation in the Eucharist already gives us a foretaste of Christ s transfiguration of our bodies Just as bread that comes from the earth after God s blessing has been invoked upon it is no longer ordinary bread but Eucharist formed of two things the one earthly and the other heavenly so too our bodies which partake of the Eucharist are no longer corruptible but possess the hope of resurrection 556 1001 When Definitively at the last day at the end of the

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    the Holy Spirit Christian life is already now on earth a participation in the death and Resurrection of Christ And you were buried with him in Baptism in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God who raised him from the dead If then you have been raised with Christ seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God 559 1003 United with Christ by Baptism believers already truly participate in the heavenly life of the risen Christ but this life remains hidden with Christ in God 560 The Father has already raised us up with him and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus 561 Nourished with his body in the Eucharist we already belong to the Body of Christ When we rise on the last day we also will appear with him in glory 562 1004 In expectation of that day the believer s body and soul already participate in the dignity of belonging to Christ This dignity entails the demand that he should treat with respect his own body but also the body of every other person especially the

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    is sure if we have died with him we will also live with him 577 What is essentially new about Christian death is this through Baptism the Christian has already died with Christ sacramentally in order to live a new life and if we die in Christ s grace physical death completes this dying with Christ and so completes our incorporation into him in his redeeming act It is better for me to die in eis Christ Jesus than to reign over the ends of the earth Him it is I seek who died for us Him it is I desire who rose for us I am on the point of giving birth Let me receive pure light when I shall have arrived there then shall I be a man 578 1011 In death God calls man to himself Therefore the Christian can experience a desire for death like St Paul s My desire is to depart and be with Christ 579 He can transform his own death into an act of obedience and love towards the Father after the example of Christ 580 My earthly desire has been crucified there is living water in me water that murmurs and says within me Come to the Father 581 I want to see God and in order to see him I must die 582 I am not dying I am entering life 583 1012 The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church 584 Lord for your faithful people life is changed not ended When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven 585 1013 Death is the end of man s earthly pilgrimage of the time of grace and mercy which God offers him so as to work out his earthly life in keeping with the divine plan and to decide his ultimate destiny When the single course of our earthly life is completed 586 we shall not return to other earthly lives It is appointed for men to die once 587 There is no reincarnation after death 1014 The Church encourages us to prepare ourselves for the hour of our death In the ancient litany of the saints for instance she has us pray From a sudden and unforeseen death deliver us O Lord 588 to ask the Mother of God to intercede for us at the hour of our death in the Hail Mary and to entrust ourselves to St Joseph the patron of a happy death Every action of yours every thought should be those of one who expects to die before the day is out Death would have no great terrors for you if you had a quiet conscience Then why not keep clear of sin instead of running away from death If you aren t fit to face death today it s very unlikely you will be tomorrow 589 Praised are you my Lord for our sister bodily Death from whom

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