From the Rector, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/24/21

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Human Dignity Part 3 Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 16 Virtue 1833 Virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do good. 1834 The human virtues are stable dispositions of the intellect and the will that govern our acts, order our passions, and guide our conduct in accordance with reason and …

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From the Editor, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/17/21

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Human Dignity Part 2 Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 15 Human Acts 1757 The object, the intention, and the circumstances make up the three “sources” of the morality of human acts. 1758 The object chosen morally specifies the act of willing accordingly as reason recognizes and judges it good or evil. …

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From the Rector, The Baptism of the Lord, 1/10/2021

Human Dignity Part 1 Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 14 Man: Image of God 1702 The divine image is present in every man. It shines forth in the communion of persons, in the likeness of the union of the divine persons among themselves. 1703 Endowed with “a spiritual and immortal” soul, …

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From the Rector, Third Sunday of Advent, 12/13/2020

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Salvation History Lesson 13 Creation and Fall Adam and Eve Original Sin Patriarchs Noah Abraham, Isaac, Jacob Egypt Moses Passover and Exodus Desert Wandering SIN, SIN, SIN! Judges Davidic Kingdom Saul and David Solomon and Temple Split Kingdom SIN! Exile SIN! Return from Exile Gospel of Jesus Christ Incarnation and Infancy Hidden Life Public Life …

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From the Rector, Second Sunday of Advent, 12/6/2020

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Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony Lesson 12 1. What is Holy Orders? Holy Orders is the sacrament through which men receive the power and grace to perform the sacred duties of bishops, priests, and other ministers of the Church. 2. What are some of the requirements that a man may receive Holy Orders worthily? 1) That he …

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From the Rector, First Sunday of Advent, 11/29/20

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PENANCE & ANOINTING                                                                 Lesson 11 1. What is the sacrament of Penance? Penance is the sacrament by which sins committed after Baptism are forgiven through the absolution of the priest. 2. Whence has the priest the power to forgive sins? From Jesus Christ, who said to His apostles and to their …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/15/2020

The Holy Eucharist          Lesson 10 1. What is the Holy Eucharist? The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament (visible sign of an interior grace) and a sacrifice (the offering of a victim by a priest to God alone). In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/8/2020

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CONFIRMATION LESSON 9 Q. 670. What is Confirmation? A. Confirmation is a Sacrament through which we receive the Holy Ghost to make us strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ. Q. 672. Why is Confirmation so called? A. Confirmation is so called from its chief effect, which is to strengthen or render us …

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From the Rector, All Saints Day & All Souls Day, November 1, 2020

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The Sacrament of Baptism                                                                                            Lesson 8 1. What is Baptism? Baptism is the sacrament that gives our souls the new life of sanctifying grace by which we become children of God and heirs of heaven. 2. What sins does Baptism take away? Baptism takes away original sin; and …

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From the Rector, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/25/2020

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Baltimore Catechism on the Sacraments in General                                                                                                                        Lesson 7 Q. 574. What is a Sacrament? A. A Sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. Q. 575. Are these three things, namely: An outward or visible sign, the institution of that sign by Christ, and …

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