From the Rector/CCD, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Introduction to Sacred Scripture Paragraphs from the Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum Lesson 25 2. In His goodness and wisdom God chose to reveal Himself and to make known to us the hidden purpose of His will (see Eph. 1:9) by which through Christ, the Word made flesh, man might in the Holy Spirit have access …

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From the Rector/CCD, Fifth Sunday of Lent, 3/21/21

The Lord’s Prayer Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 23 2773 In response to his disciples’ request “Lord, teach us to pray” (⇒ Lk 11:1), Jesus entrusts them with the fundamental Christian prayer, the Our Father. 2774 “The Lord’s Prayer is truly the summary of the whole gospel,” The “most perfect of …

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From the Rector/CCD, Fourth Sunday of Lent, 3/14/21

Tradition and Life of Prayer Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 22 2661 By a living transmission -Tradition – the Holy Spirit in the Church teaches the children of God to pray. 2662 The Word of God, the liturgy of the Church, and the virtues of faith, hope, and charity are sources …

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From the Rector, Third Sunday of Lent, 3/7/21

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Revelation of Prayer Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 21 2590 “Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God” (St. John Damascene, Defide orth. 3, 24: PG 94, 1089C). 2591 God tirelessly calls each person to this mysterious encounter with Himself. …

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From the Rector/CCD, Second Sunday of Lent, 2/28/21

The Ten Commandments #2 Commandments 4-10 Lesson 20 241. What is the fourth commandment of God? Honor thy father and thy mother. 242. What are we commanded by the fourth commandment? To respect and love our parents, to obey them in all that is not sinful, and to help them when they are in need. …

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From the Rector/CCD, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2/7/21

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Law and Grace Overview Paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church The Moral Law Lesson 18 1975 According to Scripture the Law is a fatherly instruction by God which prescribes for man the ways that lead to the promised beatitude, and proscribes the ways of evil. 1976 “Law is an ordinance of reason for …

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From the Rector/CCD, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/31/21, Cycle B

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Catholic Social Teaching Overview Paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 17 The Person and Society 1890 There is a certain resemblance between the union of the divine persons and the fraternity that men ought to establish among themselves. 1891 The human person needs life in society in order to develop in accordance …

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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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