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Year of Faith Series 12

Posted on : 24-11-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO PRAYER

(Ref. CCC Part 4, Sections 1 & 2)

 

We come to the final part of our series which is Christian Prayer.

“Great is the mystery of faith.” The Church professes this mystery in the Apostles’ Creed (Part One) and celebrates it in the sacramental liturgy (Part Two), so that the life of the faithful may be conformed to Christ in the Holy Spirit to the glory of the Father (Part Three). This mystery, then, requires that the faithful believe in it, that they celebrate it and that they live in it in a vital and personal relationship with living and true God. This relationship is prayer. (CCC 2558)

 

Pope Francis

Year of Faith Series 11

Posted on : 02-10-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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PROPERTY AND JUSTICE
(Ref. CCC Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 7 & 10)

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The Seventh Commandment: YOU SHALL NOT STEAL.

The Tenth Commandment: YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOR’S POSSESSIONS.

By these two commandments God ordains respect for the goods of others. The seventh commandment regulates our external acts in relation to the goods of others and the tenth regulates our interior acts in their regard.

Violations of the seventh commandment will be grave or venial according to the amount stolen or the harm caused by the action. In the event of grave sins, there is an obligation to return the goods or their equivalent value. These sins cannot be forgiven without at least the intention of making restitution in so far as it is possible to do so.

Year of Faith Series 10

Posted on : 08-09-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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PURIFICATION OF THE HEART

(Ref. CCC Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 6 & 9)

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The Sixth Commandment: YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.

The sixth commandment forbids all actions which are opposed to the virtue of chastity. This virtue governs man’s love for God and his neighbor in all matters relating to the generative powers. Like the other virtues, it is highly positive by its very nature; it helps a person love in a human manner, even as a child of God. Although it is not the highest virtue (charity is the highest virtue), it is of great practical importance and is esteemed by men who know what their souls are worth.

Year of Faith Series 9

Posted on : 15-08-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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LOVE FOR OUR PARENTS

(Ref. CCC Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 4)

 

The Fourth Commandment: HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER.

The mutual love between parents and children is one of the basic elements in the family structure. God Himself has commanded us to honor our father and mother. The founder of Opus Dei has called this commandment “the sweet commandment” because it is particularly pleasing to any upright person.

By it love is mandated as the controlling principle of the relations between parents and children; its fulfillment calls for genuine friendship between them. We are naturally inclined to such love. Nevertheless, the complexities of life, the conflict between the authority of the parents and a rebellious propensity toward independence on the part of growing children, the difficulty to comprehend the different points of view, and other factors tend, at times, to diminish the natural affection which they feel toward one another. At such times, it is well to recall this divine commandment. Love for parents is the first expression of love of neighbor.

 

Parent Child

Year of Faith Series 8

Posted on : 16-07-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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LIFE IN CHRIST

(Ref. CCC Part 3, Sections 1 and 2)

 

Our series now come to Part Three of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, that is, Life in Christ.

God has inscribed the physical laws in the very natures of physical things. He has engraved the natural moral law in the heart of each man to enable him to know how to act. Thus, all men can distinguish between good and evil and are aware of the fundamental principle that one ought to do good and avoid evil. Besides, the human will is naturally inclined toward good.

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Year of Faith Series 7

Posted on : 26-06-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY

(Ref. CCC Part II, Sections 1 & 2)

 

The sacramental economy consists in the communication of the fruits of Christ’s redemption through the celebration of the sacraments of the Church, most especially that of the Eucharist. The Sacrifice of the Cross is the fount of the sacramental economy of the Church.

Christ has entrusted the sacraments to his Church. They are the sacraments “of the Church” in a twofold sense: they are “from her” insofar as they are actions of the Church which is the sacrament of Christ’s actions; and they are “for her” inasmuch as they build up the Church. (CCC 1117-1119)

Sacraments

The sacraments, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, are efficacious signs of grace perceptible to the senses. Through them divine life is bestowed upon us. The sacraments are divided into: the sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist); the sacraments of healing (Penance and Anointing of the Sick); and the sacraments at the service of communion and mission (Holy Orders and Matrimony). (CCC 1210-1211)

Year of Faith Series 6

Posted on : 13-05-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE CHURCH

“ I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.” (Ref. CCC Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 3)

 The Aim of the Church

Human institutions ( a society, a company, etc.) are established to attain some goal. At the outset, they often have great vigor, in many cases owing to the personal impetus of their founders. It is by no means uncommon, however, that with the passing of time, they decline and even cease to exist.

 

Year of Faith Series 5

Posted on : 08-05-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE PARACLETE (THE HOLY SPIRIT). THE BLESSED TRINITY

“ I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 3)

“No one can say ’Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.” To be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. By virtue of our Baptism, the first sacrament of the faith, the Holy Spirit in the Church communicates to us, intimately and personally, the life that originates in the Father and is offered to us in the Son. Through his grace, the Holy Spirit is the first to awaken faith in us. (CCC 683-684)

Year of Faith Series 4

Posted on : 02-04-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. RESURRECTION. LIFE EVERLASTING

“ For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch.2, Art. 4-7)

 The Passion and Death of Christ

The leaders of the Jewish people did not believe Jesus Christ in spite of the miracles they had seen. Their envy in the face of his miracles and the great number of those who followed him made them determined to kill him. (Jn 11:47). Their attitude is tangible proof that no miracle can convince the person who does not want to believe. One has to be willing to believe and the gift of faith must be asked of God, “Lord, increase my faith.”

Year of Faith Series 3

Posted on : 28-02-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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THE SACRED HUMANITY OF JESUS

“I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 2, Art.2-3)

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Year of Faith Series 2

Posted on : 01-01-2013 | By : TAG | In : Faith Series

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GOD AND CREATION

“ I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.” (Ref. CCC, Part I, Sec. 2, Ch. 1)

Year of Faith Series 1

Posted on : 08-12-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Faith Series

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TAG is happy to celebrate and share with the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement of a Year of Faith which started October 11, 2012 to end on the feast of Christ the King on November 24, 2013.

In response to the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter, PORTA FIDEI, wherein he recommends the reading and study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), we will be offering, here in our website, a Year of Faith Series of articles related to the CREED (profession of faith), the SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY, the MORAL LAW and CHRISTIAN PRAYER over the next several months.  

This Year of Faith is a gift of God (the last one was in 1967 announced by the Venerable Pope Paul VI), a year of abundant graces which we cannot let slip by. So we hope that as you browse our website, you will be able to know and understand a little better the wealth and treasures of our Catholic faith so that it will stir your minds and hearts to seek him, if you have not found him yet; to know and love him, if you have forgotten or taken him for granted; and especially for Catholics, to carry on the call of the Holy Father for “the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”.

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