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    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 For the forgiveness of sins 1263 By Baptism all sins are forgiven original sin and all personal sins as well as all punishment for sin 66 In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God neither Adam s sin nor personal sin nor the consequences of sin the gravest of which is separation from God 1264 Yet certain temporal consequences of sin remain in the baptized such as suffering illness death and such frailties inherent in life as weaknesses of character and so on as well as an inclination to sin that Tradition calls concupiscence or metaphorically the tinder for sin fomes peccati since concupiscence is left for us to wrestle with it cannot harm those who do not consent but manfully resist it by the grace of Jesus Christ 67 Indeed an athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules 68 Notes 66 Cf Council of Florence 1439 DS 1316

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    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 A new creature 1265 Baptism not only purifies from all sins but also makes the neophyte a new creature an adopted son of God who has become a partaker of the divine nature 69 member of Christ and co heir with him 70 and a temple of the Holy Spirit 71 1266 The Most Holy Trinity gives the baptized sanctifying grace the grace of justification enabling them to believe in God to hope in him and to love him through the theological virtues giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of the Holy Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit allowing them to grow in goodness through the moral virtues Thus the whole organism of the Christian s supernatural life has its roots in Baptism Notes 69 2 Cor 5 17 2 Pet 1 4 cf Gal

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    us members of the Body of Christ Therefore we are members one of another 72 Baptism incorporates us into the Church From the baptismal fonts is born the one People of God of the New Covenant which transcends all the natural or human limits of nations cultures races and sexes For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body 73 1268 The baptized have become living stones to be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood 74 By Baptism they share in the priesthood of Christ in his prophetic and royal mission They are a chosen race a royal priesthood a holy nation God s own people that they may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called them out of darkness into his marvelous light 75 Baptism gives a share in the common priesthood of all believers 1269 Having become a member of the Church the person baptized belongs no longer to himself but to him who died and rose for us 76 From now on he is called to be subject to others to serve them in the communion of the Church and to obey and submit to the Church s leaders 77 holding them in respect and affection 78 Just as Baptism is the source of responsibilities and duties the baptized person also enjoys rights within the Church to receive the sacraments to be nourished with the Word of God and to be sustained by the other spiritual helps of the Church 79 1270 Reborn as sons of God the baptized must profess before men the faith they have received from God through the Church and participate in the apostolic and missionary activity of the People of God 80 Notes 72 Eph 4 25 73 I Cor 12 13 74 I Pet

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    the Catholic Church The sacramental bond of the unity of Christians 1271 Baptism constitutes the foundation of communion among all Christians including those who are not yet in full communion with the Catholic Church For men who believe in Christ and have been properly baptized are put in some though imperfect communion with the Catholic Church Justified by faith in Baptism they are incorporated into Christ they therefore have a

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    remaining faithful to the demands of his Baptism will be able to depart this life marked with the sign of faith 88 with his baptismal faith in expectation of the blessed vision of God the consummation of faith and in the hope of resurrection IN BRIEF 1275 Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together Baptism which is the beginning of new life Confirmation which is its strengthening and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ s Body and Blood for his transformation in Christ 1276 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you Mt 28 19 20 1277 Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ In accordance with the Lord s will it is necessary for salvation as is the Church herself which we enter by Baptism 1278 The essential rite of Baptism consists in immersing the candidate in water or pouring water on his head while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit 1279 The fruit of Baptism or baptismal grace is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church the Body of Christ and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ 1280 Baptism imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual sign the character which consecrates the baptized person for Christian worship Because of the character Baptism cannot be repeated cf DS 1609 and DS

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    Spirit with which he is filled so that their lives may give off the aroma of Christ 105 1295 By this anointing the confirmand receives the mark the seal of the Holy Spirit A seal is a symbol of a person a sign of personal authority or ownership of an object 106 Hence soldiers were marked with their leader s seal and slaves with their master s A seal authenticates a juridical act or document and occasionally makes it secret 107 1296 Christ himself declared that he was marked with his Father s seal 108 Christians are also marked with a seal It is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has commissioned us he has put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee 109 This seal of the Holy Spirit marks our total belonging to Christ our enrollment in his service for ever as well as the promise of divine protection in the great eschatological trial 110 The celebration of Confirmation 1297 The consecration of the sacred chrism is an important action that precedes the celebration of Confirmation but is in a certain way a part of it It is the bishop who in the course of the Chrism Mass of Holy Thursday consecrates the sacred chrism for his whole diocese In some Eastern Churches this consecration is even reserved to the patriarch The liturgy of Antioch expresses the epiclesis for the consecration of the sacred chrism myron in this way Father send your Holy Spirit on us and on this oil which is before us and consecrate it so that it may be for all who are anointed and marked with it holy myron priestly myron royal myron anointing with gladness clothing with light a cloak of salvation a spiritual gift the sanctification of souls and bodies imperishable happiness the indelible seal a buckler of faith and a fearsome helmet against all the works of the adversary 1298 When Confirmation is celebrated separately from Baptism as is the case in the Roman Rite the Liturgy of Confirmation begins with the renewal of baptismal promises and the profession of faith by the confirmands This clearly shows that Confirmation follows Baptism 111 When adults are baptized they immediately receive Confirmation and participate in the Eucharist 112 1299 In the Roman Rite the bishop extends his hands over the whole group of the confirmands Since the time of the apostles this gesture has signified the gift of the Spirit The bishop invokes the outpouring of the Spirit in these words All powerful God Father of our Lord Jesus Christ by water and the Holy Spirit you freed your sons and daughters from sin and gave them new life Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding the spirit of right judgment and courage the spirit of knowledge and reverence Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence We ask this through Christ our Lord 113 1300 The essential rite of the sacrament follows In the Latin rite the sacrament of Confirmation is conferred through the anointing with chrism on the forehead which is done by the laying on of the hand and through the words Accipe signaculum doni Spiritus Sancti Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit 114 In the Eastern Churches of Byzantine rite after a prayer of epiclesis the more significant parts of the body are anointed with myron forehead eyes nose ears lips breast back hands and feet Each anointing is accompanied by the formula Greek text here Signaculum doni Spiritus Sancti the seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit 115 1301 The sign of peace that concludes the rite of the sacrament signifies and demonstrates ecclesial communion with the bishop and with all the faithful 116 III THE EFFECTS OF CONFIRMATION 1302 It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost 1303 From this fact Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry Abba Father 117 it unites us more firmly to Christ it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us it renders our bond with the Church more perfect 118 it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ to confess the name of Christ boldly and never to be ashamed of the Cross 119 Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal the spirit of wisdom and understanding the spirit of right judgment and courage the spirit of knowledge and reverence the spirit of holy fear in God s presence Guard what you have received God the Father has marked you with his sign Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge the Spirit in your hearts 120 1304 Like Baptism which it completes Confirmation is given only once for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark the character which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be his witness 121 1305 This character perfects the common priesthood of the faithful received in Baptism and the confirmed person receives the power to profess faith in Christ publicly and as it were officially quasi ex officio 122 IV WHO CAN RECEIVE THIS SACRAMENT 1306 Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation 123 Since Baptism Confirmation and Eucharist form a unity it follows that the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the appropriate time 124 for without Confirmation and Eucharist Baptism is certainly valid and

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    laying on of hands the gift of the Spirit that completes the grace of Baptism For this reason in the Letter to the Hebrews the doctrine concerning Baptism and the laying on of hands is listed among the first elements of Christian instruction The imposition of hands is rightly recognized by the Catholic tradition as the origin of the sacrament of Confirmation which in a certain way perpetuates the grace of Pentecost in the Church 99 1289 Very early the better to signify the gift of the Holy Spirit an anointing with perfumed oil chrism was added to the laying on of hands This anointing highlights the name Christian which means anointed and derives from that of Christ himself whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit 100 This rite of anointing has continued ever since in both East and West For this reason the Eastern Churches call this sacrament Chrismation anointing with chrism or myron which means chrism In the West Confirmation that this sacrament both confirms baptism and strengthens baptismal grace Two traditions East and West 1290 In the first centuries Confirmation generally comprised one single celebration with Baptism forming with it a double sacrament according to the expression of St Cyprian Among other reasons the multiplication of infant baptisms all through the year the increase of rural parishes and the growth of dioceses often prevented the bishop from being present at all baptismal celebrations In the West the desire to reserve the completion of Baptism to the bishop caused the temporal separation of the two sacraments The East has kept them united so that Confirmation is conferred by the priest who baptizes But he can do so only with the myron consecrated by a bishop 101 1291 A custom of the Roman Church facilitated the development of the

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    comprised one single celebration with Baptism forming with it a double sacrament according to the expression of St Cyprian Among other reasons the multiplication of infant baptisms all through the year the increase of rural parishes and the growth of dioceses often prevented the bishop from being present at all baptismal celebrations In the West the desire to reserve the completion of Baptism to the bishop caused the temporal separation of the two sacraments The East has kept them united so that Confirmation is conferred by the priest who baptizes But he can do so only with the myron consecrated by a bishop 101 1291 A custom of the Roman Church facilitated the development of the Western practice a double anointing with sacred chrism after Baptism The first anointing of the neophyte on coming out of the baptismal bath was performed by the priest it was completed by a second anointing on the forehead of the newly baptized by the bishop 102 The first anointing with sacred chrism by the priest has remained attached to the baptismal rite it signifies the participation of the one baptized in the prophetic priestly and kingly offices of Christ If Baptism is conferred on

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