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The Catholic Doors Ministry
Presents the

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION
FIDEI DEPOSITUM

ON THE PUBLICATION OF THE
CATECHISM OF THE
CATHOLIC CHURCH

PREPARED FOLLOWING THE
SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL
COUNCIL

JOHN PAUL, BISHOP
SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD
FOR EVERLASTING MEMORY


Includes the modifications as formally promulgated in the editio typica of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on September 8, 1997, by Pope John Paul II.


PROLOGUE

   I. The Life Of Man - To Know And Love God (1-3)
  II. Handling On The Faith: Catechesis (4-10)
 III. The Aim And Intended Readership Of This Catechism (11-12)
  IV. Structure Of This Catechism (13)
       Part One: The Profession Of Faith (14)
       Part Two: The Sacraments Of Faith (15)
       Part Three: The Life Of Faith (16)
       Part Four: Prayer In The Life Of Faith (17)
   V. Practical Directions For Using This Catechism (18-22)
  VI. Necessary Adaptations (23-24)
       Above All - Charity (25)

PART ONE - THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

 SECTION ONE: "I BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE" (26)

  CHAPTER ONE: MAN'S CAPACITY FOR GOD

     I. The Desire For God (27-30)
    II. Ways Of Coming To Know God (31-35)
   III. The Knowledge Of God According To The Church (36-38)
    IV. How Can We Speak About God? (39-43)
        IN BRIEF (44-49)
 
  CHAPTER TWO: GOD COMES TO MEET MAN (50)

   ARTICLE 1: THE REVELATION OF GOD

      I. God Reveals His "Plan Of Loving Goodness" (51-53)
     II. The Stages Of Revelation
          In The Beginning God Makes Himself Known (54-55)
          The Covenant With Noah (56-58)
          God Chooses Abraham (59-61)
          God Forms His People Israel (62-64)
    III. Christ Jesus - "Mediator And Fullness Of All Revelation"
          God Has Said Everything In His Word (65)
          There Will Be No Further Revelation (66-67)
         IN BRIEF (68-73)

   ARTICLE 2: THE TRANSMISSION OF DIVINE REVELATION (74)

      I. Apostolic Tradition (75)
          In The Apostolic preaching... (76)
          ...continued in apostolic succession (77-79)
     II. The Relationship Between Tradition And Sacred Scripture
          One Common Source... (80)
          ... Two Distinct Modes Of Transmission (81-82)
          Apostolic Tradition And Ecclesial Traditions (83)
    III. The Interpretation Of The Heritage Of Faith
          The Heritage Of Faith Entrusted To The Whole Of The Church (84)
          The Magisterium Of The Church (85-87)
          The Dogmas Of The Faith (88-90)
          The Supernatural Sense Of Faith (91-93)
          Growth In Understanding The Faith (94-95)        
         IN BRIEF (96-100)

   ARTICLE 3: SACRED SCRIPTURE

      I. Christ - The Unique Word Of Sacred Scripture (101-104)
     II. Inspiration And Truth Of Sacred Scripture (105-108)
    III. The Holy Spirit, Interpreter Of Scripture (109-114)
          The Senses Of Scripture (115-119)
     IV. The Canon Of Scripture (120)
          The Old Testament (121-123)
          The New Testament (124-127)
          The Unity Of The Old And New Testament (128-130)
      V. Sacred Scripture In The Life Of The Church (131-133)
         IN BRIEF (134-141)

  CHAPTER THREE: MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD (142-143)

   ARTICLE 1: I BELIEVE

      I. The Obedience Of Faith (144)
          Abraham - "Father Of All Who Believe (145-147)
          Mary - "Blessed Is She Who Believed" (148-149)
     II. "I Know Whom I Have Believed"
          To Believe In God Alone (150)
          To Believe In Jesus Christ, The Son Of God (151)
          To Believe In The Holy Spirit (152)
    III. The Characteristics Of Faith
          Faith Is A Grace (153)
          Faith Is A Human Act (154-155)
          Faith And Understanding (156-159)
          The Freedom Of Faith (160)
          The Necessity Of Faith (161)
          Perseverance In Faith (162)
          Faith - The Beginning Of Eternal Life (163-165)

   ARTICLE 2: WE BELIEVE (166-167)

      I. "Lord, Look Upon The Faith Of Your Church" (168-169)
     II. The Language Of Faith (170-171)
    III. Only One Faith (172-175)
         IN BRIEF (176-184)

   The Credo Chart

 SECTION TWO: THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

 The Creeds (185-197)

  CHAPTER ONE: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER (198)

   ARTICLE 1: "I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH"

    Paragraph 1. I Believe in God

       I. "I Believe In One God" (199-202)
      II. God Reveals His Name (203-204)
           The Living God (205)
           "I Am Who I Am" (205-209)
           "A God Merciful And Gracious (210-211)
           God Alone IS (212-213)
     III. God, "He Who Is," Is Truth And Love (214)
           God Is Truth (215-217)
           God Is Love (218-221)
      IV. The Implications Of Faith In One God (222-227)
          IN BRIEF (228-231)

    Paragraph 2. The Father

       I. "In the Name Of The Father And Of The Son And Of The Holy Spirit" (232-237)
      II. The Revelation Of God As Trinity
           The Father Revealed By The Son (238-242)
           The Father And The Son Revealed By The Spirit (243-248)
     III. The Holy Trinity In The Teaching Of The Faith
           The Formation Of The Trinitarian Dogma (249-252)
           The Dogma Of The Holy Trinity (253-256)
      IV. The Divine Works And The Trinitarian Missions (257-260)
          IN BRIEF (261-267)

    Paragraph 3. The Almighty (268)
     He Does Whatever He Pleases (269)
     "You Are Merciful To All, For You Can Do All Things" (270-271)
     The Mystery Of God's Apparent Powerlessness (272-274)

    IN BRIEF (275-278)

    Paragraph 4. The Creator (279-281)

       I. Catechesis On Creation (282-289)
      II. Creation - Work Of The Holy Trinity (290-292)
     III. "The World Was Created For The Glory Of God" (293-294)
      IV. The Mystery Of Creation
           God Creates By Wisdom And Love (295)
           God Creates "Out Of Nothing" (296-298)
           God Creates An Ordered And Good World (299)
           God Transcends Creation And Is Present To It (300)
           God Upholds And Sustains Creation (301)
       V. God Carries Out His Plan: Divine Providence (302-305)
           Providence and Secondary Causes (306-308)
           Providence And The Scandal Of Evil (309-314)
          IN BRIEF (315-324)

    Paragraph 5. Heaven and Earth (325-327)

       I. The Angels
           The Existence Of Angels - A Truth Of Faith (328)
           Who Are They? (329-330)
           Christ "Will All His Angels" (331-333)
           The Angels In The Life Of The Church (334-336)
      II. The Visible World (337-349)
          IN BRIEF (350-354)

    Paragraph 6. Man (355)

       I. "In The Image Of God" (356-361)
      II. "Body and Soul But Truly One" (362-368)
     III. "Male And Female He Created Them"
           Equality And Difference Willed By God (369-370)
           "Each For The Other" - "A Unity In Two" (371-373)
      IV. Man In Paradise (374-379)
          IN BRIEF (380-384)

    Paragraph 7. The Fall (385)

       I. Where Sin Abounded, Grace Abounded All The More
           The Reality Of Sin (386-387)
           Original Sin - An Essential Truth Of Faith (388-389)
           How To Read The Account Of The Fall (390)
      II. The Fall Of The Angels (391-395)
     III. Original Sin
           Freedom Put To The Test (396)
           Man's First Sin (397-401)
           The Consequences Of Adam's Sin For Humanity (402-406)
           A Hard Battle... (407-409)
      IV. "You Did Not Abandon Him To The Power Of Death" (410-412)
          IN BRIEF (413-421)

  CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
   The Good News: God Has Sent His Son (422-424)
   "To Preach... The Unsearchable Riches Of Christ" (425)
   At The Heart Of Catechesis: Christ (426-429)

   ARTICLE 2: "AND IN JESUS CHRIST, HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD"

      I. Jesus (430-435)
     II. Christ (436-440)
    III. The Only Son Of God (441-445)
     IV. Lord (446-451)
         IN BRIEF (452-455)

   ARTICLE 3: "HE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,
              AND WAS BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY"

    Paragraph 1. The Son of God Became Man

       I. Why Did The Word Become Flesh? (456-460)
      II. The Incarnation (461-463)
     III. True God And True Man (464-469)
      IV. How Is the Son Of God Man? (470-474)
           Christ's Human Will (475)
           Christ's True Body (476-477)
           The Heart Of The Incarnate Word (478)
          IN BRIEF (479-483)

    Paragraph 2. "Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary"

       I. Conceived By The Power Of The Holy Spirit... (484-486)
      II. ...Born Of The Virgin Mary (487)
          Mary's Predestination (488-489)
           The Immaculate Conception (490-493)
           "Let It Be Done To Me According To Your Word..." (494)
           Mary's Divine Motherhood (495)
           Mary's Virginity (496-498)
           Mary - "Ever-Virgin" (499-501)
           Mary's Virginal Motherhood In God's Plan (502-507)
          IN BRIEF (508-511)

    Paragraph 3. "The Mysteries of Christ's Life" (512-513)

       I. Christ's Whole Life Is Mystery (514-515)
           Characteristics Common To Jesus' Mysteries (516-518)
           Our Communion In The Mysteries Of Jesus (519-521)
      II. The Mysteries Of Jesus' Infancy And Hidden Life
           The Preparation (522-524)
           The Christmas Mystery (525-526)
           The Mysteries Of Jesus' Infancy (527-530)
           The Mysteries Of Jesus' Hidden Life (531-534)
     III. The Mysteries Of Jesus' Public Life
           The Baptism Of Jesus (535-537)
           Jesus' Temptations (538-540)
           "The Kingdom Of God Is At Hand" (541-542)
           The Proclamation Of The Kingdom Of God (543-546)
           The Signs Of The Kingdom Of God (547-550)
           The Keys Of The Kingdom (551-553)
           The Foretaste Of The Kingdom: The Transfiguration (554-556)
           Jesus' Ascent To Jerusalem (557-558)
           Jesus' Messianic Entrance Into Jerusalem (559-560)
          IN BRIEF (561-570)

   ARTICLE 4: "JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS
              PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS BURIED" (571-573)

    Paragraph 1. Jesus and Israel (574-576)

       I. Jesus And The Law (577-582)
      II. Jesus And The Temple (583-586)
     III. Jesus And Israel's Faith In The One God And Savior (587-591)
          IN BRIEF (592-594)

    Paragraph 2. Jesus Died Crucified

       I. The Trial Of Jesus
           Division Among The Jewish Authorities Concerning Jesus (595-596)
           Jews Are Not Collectively Responsible For Jesus' Death (597)
           All Sinners Were The Authors Of Christ's Passion (598)
      II. Christ's Redemptive Death In God's Plan Of Salvation
           "Jesus Handed Over According To The Definite Plan Of God" (599-600)
           "He Died For Our Sins In Accordance With The Scriptures" (601)
           "For Our Sake God Made Him To Be Sin" (602-603)
           God Takes The Initiative Of Universal Redeeming (604-605)
     III. Christ Offered Himself To His Father For Our Sins
           Christ's Whole Life Is An Offering To The Father (606-607)
           "The Lamb Who Takes Away The Sin Of The World (608)
           Jesus Freely Embraced The Father's Redeeming Love (609)
           At The Last Supper Jesus Anticipated The Free Offering Of His Life (610-611)
           The Agony At Gethsemani (612)
           Christ's Death Is The Unique And Definitive Sacrifice (613-614)
           Jesus Substitutes His Obedience For Our Disobedience (615)
           Jesus Consummates His Sacrifice On The Cross (616-617)
           Our participation In Christ's Sacrifice (618)
          IN BRIEF (619-623)

    Paragraph 3. Jesus Christ Was Buried (624-624)
     Christ In THe Tomb In His Body (625-626)
     "You Will Not Let Your Holy One See Corruption" (627)
     "Buried With Christ..." (628)
    IN BRIEF (629-630)

   ARTICLE 5: "HE DESCENDED INTO HELL ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN" (631)

    Paragraph 1. Christ Descended Into Hell (632-635)

     IN BRIEF (636-637)

    Paragraph 2. On The Third Day He Rose From The Dead (638)

       I. The Historical And Transcendent Event (639-640)
           The Appearance Of The Risen One (641-644)
           The Condition Of Christ's Risen Humanity (645-646)
           The Resurrection As Transcendent Event (647)
      II. The Resurrection - A Work Of The Holy Trinity (648-650)
     III. The Meaning And Saving Significance Of The Resurrection (651-655)
          IN BRIEF (656-658)

   ARTICLE 6: "HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS SEATED" 
              AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER" (659-664)

         IN BRIEF (665-667)

   ARTICLE 7: "FROM THENCE HE WILL COME AGAIN"
              TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD"

      I. He Will Come Again In Glory Christ Already Reigns Through The Church... (668-670)
          ...Until All Things Are Subjected To Him (671-672)
          The Glorious Advent Of Christ, The Hope Of Israel (673-674)
          The Church's Ultimate Trial (675-677)
     II. To Judge The Living And The Dead (678-679)
         IN BRIEF (680-682)

  CHAPTER THREE: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (683-686)

   ARTICLE 8: "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT" (687-688)

      I. The Joint Mission Of The Son And The Spirit (689-690)
     II. The Names, Titles, And Symbols Of The Holy Spirit
          The Proper Name Of The Holy Spirit (691)
          Titles Of The Holy Spirit (692-693)
          Symbols Of The Holy Spirit (694-701)
    III. God's Spirit And Word In The Time Of The Promises (702)
          In Creation (703-704)
          The Spirit Of The Promise (705-706)
          In Theophanies And The Law (707-708)
          In The Kingdom And The Exile (709-710)
          Expectations Of The Messiah And His Spirit (711-716)
     IV. The Spirit Of Christ In The Fullness of Time
          John, Precursor, Prophet, And Baptist (717-720)
          "Rejoice, You Who Are Full Of Grace" (721-726)
          Christ Jesus (727-730)
      V. The Spirit And The Church In The Last Days (731-732)
          The Holy Spirit - God's Gift (733-736)
          The Holy Spirit And The Church (737-741)
         IN BRIEF (742-747)

   ARTICLE 9: "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" (748-750)

    Paragraph 1. The Church In God's Plan

       I. Names And Images Of The Church (751-752)
           Symbols Of The Church (753-757)
      II. The Church's Origin, Foundation, And Mission (758)
           A Plan Born In The Father's Heart (759)
           The Church - Foreshadowed From The World's Beginning (760)
           The Church - Prepared For In The Old Covenant (761-762)
           The Church - Instituted By Christ Jesus (763-766)
           The Church - Revealed By The Holy Spirit (767-768)
           The Church - Perfected In Glory (769)
     III. The Mystery Of The Church (770)
           The Church - Both Visible and Spiritual (771)
           The Church - Mystery Of Men's Union With God (772-773)
           The Universal Sacrament Of Salvation (774-776)
          IN BRIEF (777-780)

    Paragraph 2. The Church - People Of God, Body Of Christ, Temple Of The Holy Spirit

       I. The Church - People Of God (781)
           Characteristics Of The People Of God (782)
           A Priestly, Prophetic, And Royal People (783-786)
      II. The Church - Body Of Christ
           The Church Is Communion With Jesus (787-789)
           "One Body" (790-791)
           "Christ Is The Head Of This Body (792-795)
           The Church Is The Bride Of Christ (796)
     III. The Church Is The Temple Of The Holy Spirit (797-798)
           Charisms (799-801)
          IN BRIEF (802-810)

    Paragraph 3. The Church Is One, Holy, Catholic, And Apostolic (811-812)

       I. The Church Is One
           The Sacred Mystery Of The Church's Unity (813-816)
           Wounds To Unity (817-819)
           Toward Unity (820-822)
      II. The Church Is Holy (823-829)
     III. The Church Is Catholic
           What Does "Catholic" Mean? (830-831)
           Each particular Church Is "Catholic" (832-835)
           Who Belongs To The Catholic Church? (836-838)
           The Church And Non-Christians (839-845)
           "Outside The Church There Is No Salvation" (846-848)
           Mission - A Requirement Of The Church's Catholicity (849-856)
      IV. The Church Is Apostolic (857)
           The Apostles' Mission (858-860)
           The Bishops - Successors Of The Apostles (861-862)
           The Apostolate (863-865)
          IN BRIEF (866-870)

    Paragraph 4. Christ's Faithful - Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life (871-873)

       I. The Hierarchical Constitution Of The Church
           Why The Ecclesial Ministry? (874-879)
           The Episcopal College And Its Head, The Pope (880-887)
           The Teaching Office (888-892)
           The Sanctifying Office (893)
           The Governing Office (894-896)
      II. The Lay Faithful (897)
           The Vocation Of Lay People (898-900)
           The Participation Of Lay People In Christ's Priestly Office (901-903)
           Participation In Christ's Prophetic Office (904-907)
           Participation In Christ's Kingly Office (908-913)
     III. The Consecrated Life (914)
           Evangelical Counsels, Consecrated Life (915-916)
           One Great Tree, With Many Branches (917-919)
           The Eremitic Life (920-921)
           Consecrated Virgins (922-924)
           Religious Life (925-927)
           Secular Institutes (928-929)
           Societies Of Apostolic Life (930)
           Consecration And Mission: Proclaiming The King Who Is Coming (931-933)
          IN BRIEF (934-945)

    Paragraph 5. The Communion Of Saints (946-948)

       I. Communion In Spiritual Goods (949-953)
      II. The Communion Of The Church Of Heaven And Earth (954-959)
          IN BRIEF (960-962)

    Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother Of Christ, Mother Of The Church (963)

       I. Mary's Motherhood With Regard To The Church
           Wholly United With Her Son... (964-965)
           ...Also In Her Assumption (966)
           ...She Is Our Mother In The Order Of Grace (967-970)
      II. Devotion To The Blessed Virgin (971)
     III. Mary - Eschatological Icon Of The Church (972)
          IN BRIEF (973-975)

   ARTICLE 10: "I BELIEVE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS" (976)

      I. One Baptism For The Forgiveness Of Sins (977-980)
     II. The Power Of The Keys (981-983)
         IN BRIEF (984-987)

   ARTICLE 11: "I BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY" (988-991)

      I. Christ's Resurrection And Ours
          The Progressive Revelation Of The Ressurection (992-996)
          How Do The Dead Rise? (997-1001)
          Rise With Christ (1002-1004)
     II. Dying In Jesus Christ (1005)
          Death (1006-1009)
          The Meaning Of Christian Death (1010-1014)
         IN BRIEF (1015-1019)

   ARTICLE 12: "I BELIEVE IN LIFE EVERLASTING" (1020)

      I. The Particular Judgment (1021-1022)
     II. Heaven (1023-1029)
    III. The Final Purification, Or Purgatory (1030-1032)
     IV. Hell (1033-1037)
      V. The Last Judgement (1038-1041)
     VI. The Hope Of The New Heaven And The New Earth (1042-1050)
         IN BRIEF (1051-1060)
         "Amen" (1061-1065)

PART TWO - THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY
 Why The Liturgy? (1066-1068)
 What Does The Word Liturgy Mean? (1069-1070)
 Liturgy As Source Of life (1071-1072)
 Prayer And Liturgy (1073)
 Catechesis And Liturgy (1074-1075)

 SECTION ONE: THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY (1076)

  CHAPTER ONE: THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE AGE OF THE CHURCH

    ARTICLE 1: THE LITURGY - WORK OF THE HOLY TRINITY

       I. The Father - Source And Goal Of The Liturgy (1077-1083)
      II. Christ's Work In The Liturgy
           Christ Glorified... (1084-1085)
           ...From The Time Of The Church Of The Apostles... (1086-1087)
           ...Is Present In The Earthly Liturgy... (1088-1089)
           ...Which Participates In The Liturgy Of Heaven (1090)
     III. The Holy Spirit And The Church In The Liturgy (1091-1092)
           The Holy Spirit Prepares For The Reception Of Christ (1093-1098)
           The Holy Spirit Recalls The Mystery Of Christ (1099-1103)
           The Holy Spirit Makes Present The Mystery Of Christ (1104-1107)
           The Communion Of The Holy Spirit (1108-1109)
          IN BRIEF (1110-1111)
 
    ARTICLE 2: THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE CHURCH'S SACRAMENTS (1113)

       I. The Sacraments Of Christ (1114-1116)
      II. The Sacraments Of the Church (1117-1121)
     III. The Sacraments Of Faith (1122-1126)
      IV. The Sacraments Of Salvation (1127-1129)
       V. The Sacraments Of Eternal Life (1130)
          IN BRIEF (1131-1134)

  CHAPTER TWO: THE SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATION OF THE PASCHAL MYSTERY (1135)

   ARTICLE 1: CELEBRATING THE CHURCH'S LITURGY

      I. Who Celebrates? (1136)
          The Celebrants Of The Heavenly Liturgy (1137-1139
          The Celebrants Of The Sacramental Liturgy (1140-1144)
     II. How Is The Liturgy Celebrated?
          Signs And Symbols (1145-1152)
          Words And Actions (1153-1155)
          Singing And Music (1156-1158)
          Holy Images (1159-1162)
    III. When Is The Liturgy Celebrated?
          Liturgical Seasons (1163-1165)
          The Lord's Day (1166-1167)
          The Liturgical Year (1168-1171)
          The Sanctoral In The Liturgical Year (1172-1173)
          The Liturgy Of The Hours (1174-1178)
     IV. Where Is The Liturgy Celebrated? (1179-1186)
         IN BRIEF (1187-1199)
 
   ARTICLE 2: LITURGICAL DIVERSITY AND THE UNITY OF THE MYSTERY
    Liturgical Traditions And The Catholicity Of The Church (1200-1203)
    Liturgy And Culture (1204-1206)
      IN BRIEF (1207-1209)

 SECTION TWO: THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH (1210-1211)

  CHAPTER ONE: THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION (1212)

   ARTICLE 1: THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (1213)

      I. What Is The Sacrament Called? (1214-1216)
     II. Baptism In The Economy Of Salvation
          Prefigurations Of Baptisms In The Old Covenant (1217-1222)
          Christ's Baptism (1223-1225)
          Baptism In The Church (1226-1228)
    III. How Is the Sacrament of Baptism Celebrated?
          Christian Initiation (1229-1233)
          The Mystagogy Of The Celebration (1234-1245)
     IV. Who Can Receive Baptism? (1246)
          The Baptism Of Adults (1247-1249)
          The Baptism Of Infants (1250-1252)
          Faith And Baptism (1253-1255)
      V. Who Can Baptize? (1256)
     VI. The Necessity Of Baptism? (1257-1261)
    VII. The Grace Of Baptism (1262)
          For The Forgiveness Of Sins... (1263-1264)
          "A New Creature" (1265-1266)
          Incorporated Into The Church, The Body Of Christ (1267-1270)
          The Sacramental Bond Of The Unity Of Christians (1271)
          An Indelible Spiritual Mark... (1272-1274)
         IN BRIEF (1275-1284)

   ARTICLE 2: THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION (1285)

      I. Confirmation In The Economy Of Salvation (1286-1289)
          Two Traditions: East And West (1290-1292)
     II. The Signs And The Rite Of Confirmation (1293-1296)
          The Celebration Of Confirmation (1297-1301)
    III. The Effects Of Confirmation (1302-1305)
     IV. Who Can Receive This Sacrament? (1306-1311)
      V. The Minister Of Confirmation (1312-1314)
         IN BRIEF (1315-1321)

   ARTICLE 3: THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST (1322-1323)

      I. The Eucharist - Source And Summit Of The Ecclesial Life (1324-1327)
     II. What Is This Sacrament Called? (1328-1332)
    III. The Eucharist In The Economy Of Salvation
          The Signs Of Bread And Wine (1333-1336)
          The Institution Of The Eucharist (1337-1340)
          "Do This In Memory Of Me" (1341-1344)
     IV. The Liturgical Celebration Of The Eucharist
          The Mass Of All Ages (1345-1347)
          The Movement Of The Celebration (1348-1355)
      V. The Sacramental Sacrifice: Thanksgiving, Memorial, Presence (1356-1358)
          Thanksgiving And Praise To The Father (1359-1361)
          The Sacrificial Memorial Of Christ And Of His Body, The Church (1362-1372)
          The Presence Of Christ By The Power Of His Word And The Holy Spirit (1373-1381)
     VI. The Pascal Banquet (1382-1383)
          "Take This And Eat It, All Of You": Communion (1384-1390)
          The Fruits Of Holy Communion (1391-1401)
    VII. The Eucharist - "Pledge Of The Glory To Come" (1402-1405)
         IN BRIEF (1406-1419)

  CHAPTER TWO: THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING (1420-1421)

   ARTICLE 4: THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION (1422)

      I. What Is This Sacrament Called? (1423-1424)
     II. Why A Sacrament Of Reconciliation After Baptism? (1425-1426)
    III. The Conversion Of The Baptized (1427-1429)
     IV. Interior Penance (1430-1433)
      V. The Many Forms Of Penance In Christian Life (1434-1439)
     VI. The Sacrament Of Penance And Reconciliation (1440)
          Only God Forgives Sin (1441-1442)
          Reconciliation With The Church (1443-1445)
          The Sacrament Of Forgiveness (1446-1449)
    VII. The Acts Of The Penitent (1450)
          Contrition (1451-1454)
          The Confession Of Sins (1455-1458)
          Satisfaction (1459-1460)
   VIII. The Minister Of This Sacrament (1461-1467)
     IX. The Effects Of This Sacrament (1468-1470)
      X. Indulgences
          What Is An Indulgence? (1471)
          The Punishments Of Sin (1472-1473)
          In The Communion of Saints (1474-1477)
          Obtaining Indulgence From God Through The Church (1478-1479)
     XI. The Celebration Of The Sacrament Of Penance (1480-1484)
         IN BRIEF (1485-1498)

   ARTICLE 5: THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK (1499)

      I. It's Foundation In The Economy Of Salvation
          Illness In Human Life (1500-1501)
          The Sick Person Before God (1502)
          Christ The Physician (1503-1505)
          "Heal The Sick..." (1506-1510)
          A Sacrament Of The Sick (1511-1513)
     II. Who Receives And Who Administers This Sacrament?
          In Case Of Grave Illness... (1514-1515)
          "...Let Him Call For The Presbyters Of The Church" (1516)
    III. How Is This Sacrament Celebrated? (1517-1519)
     IV. The Effects Of The Celebration Of This Sacrament (1520-1523)
      V. Viaticum, The Last Sacrament Of The Christian (1524-1525)
         IN BRIEF (1526-1532)

  CHAPTER THREE: THE SACRAMENTS AT THE SERVICE OF COMMUNION (1533-1535)

   ARTICLE 6: THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS (1536)

      I. Why Is This Sacrament Called "Orders"? (1537-1538)
     II. The Sacrament Of Holy Orders In The Economy Of Salvation
          The Priesthood Of The Old Covenant (1539-1543)
          The One Priesthood Of Christ (1544-1545)
          Two Participations In The One Priesthood Of Christ (1546-1547)
          In The Person Of Christ The Head... (1548-1551)
          ..."In The Name Of The Whole Church" (1552-1553)
    III. The Three Degrees Of The Sacrament Of Holy Orders (1554)
          Episcopal Ordination - Fullness Of The Sacrament Of Holy Orders (1555-1561)
          The Ordination Of Priests - Co-workers Of The Bishops (1562-1568)
          The Ordination Of Deacons - "In Order To Serve" (1569-1571)
     IV. The Celebration Of This Sacrament (1572-1574)
      V. Who Can Confer This Sacrament? (1575-1576)
     VI. Who Can Receive This Sacrament? (1577-1580)
    VII. The Effects Of The Sacrament Of Holy Orders
          The Indelible Character (1581-1584)
          The Grace Of The Holy Spirit (1585-1589)
         IN BRIEF (1590-1600)

   ARTICLE 7: THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY (1601)

      I.Marriage In God's Plan (1602)
          Marriage In The Order Of Creation (1603-1605)
          Marriage Under The Regime Of Sin (1606-1608)
          Marriage Under The Pedagogy Of The Law (1609-1611)
          Marriage In The Lord (1612-1617)
          Virginity For The Sake Of The Kingdom (1618-1620)
     II. The Celebration Of Marriage (1621-1624)
    III. Matrimonial Consent (1625-1632)
          Mixed Marriages And Disparity Of Cult (1633-1637)
     IV. The Effects Of The Sacrament Of Matrimony (1638)
          The Marriage Bond (1639-1640)
          The Grace Of The Sacrament Of Matrimony (1641-1642)
      V. The Goods And Requirements Of Conjugal Love (1643)
          The Unity And Indissolubility Of Marriage (1644-1645)
          The Fidelity Of Conjugal Love (1646-1651)
          The Openness To Fertility (1652-1654)
     VI. The Domestic Church (1655-1658)
          IN BRIEF (1659-1666)

  CHAPTER FOUR: OTHER LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS

   ARTICLE 1: SACRAMENTALS (1667)
    The Characteristics Of Sacramentals (1668-1670)
    Various Forms Of Sacramentals (1671-1673)
    Popular Piety (1674-1676)
     IN BRIEF (1677-1679)

   ARTICLE 2: CHRISTIAN FUNERALS (1680)
 
      I. The Christian's Last Passover (1681-1683)
     II. The Celebration Of Funerals (1684-1690)
 
PART THREE - LIFE IN CHRIST (1691-1698)

 SECTION ONE: MAN'S VOCATION: LIFE IN THE SPIRIT (1699)

  CHAPTER ONE: THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON (1700)

   ARTICLE 1: MAN: THE IMAGE OF GOD (1701-1709)

     IN BRIEF (1710-1715)

   ARTICLE 2: OUR VOCATION TO BEATITUDE

      I. The Beatitudes (1716-1717)
     II. The Desire For Happiness (1718-1719)
    III. Christian Beatitude (1720-1724)
         IN BRIEF (1725-1729)

   ARTICLE 3: MAN'S FREEDOM (1730)

      I. Freedom And Responsibility (1731-1738)
     II. Human Freedom In The Economy Of Salvation (1739-1742)
         IN BRIEF (1743-1748)

   ARTICLE 4: THE MORALITY OF HUMAN ACTS (1749)

      I. The Sources Of Morality (1750-1754)
     II. Good Acts And Evil Acts (1755-1756)
         IN BRIEF (1757-1761)

   ARTICLE 5: THE MORALITY OF THE PASSIONS (1762)

      I. Passions (1763-1766)
     II. Passions And Moral Life (1767-1770)
         IN BRIEF (1771-1775)

   ARTICLE 6: MORAL CONSCIENCE (1776)

      I. The Judgement Of Conscience (1777-1782)
     II. The Formation Of Conscience (1783-1785)
    III. To Choose In Accord With Conscience (1786-1789)
     IV. Erroneous Judgment (1790-1794)
         IN BRIEF (1795-1802)

   ARTICLE 7: THE VIRTUES (1803)

      I. The Human Virtues (1804)
          The Cardinal Virtues (1805-1809)
          The Virtues And Grace (1810-1811)
     II. The Theological Virtues (1812-1813)
          Faith (1814-1816)
          Hope (1817-1821)
          Charity (1822-1829)
    III.The Gifts And Fruits Of The Holy Spirit (1830-1832)
         IN BRIEF (1833-1845)

   ARTICLE 8: SIN

      I. Mercy And Sin (1846-1848)
     II. The Definition Of Sin (1849-1851)
    III. The Different Kinds Of Sins (1852-1853)
     IV. The Gravity Of Sin: Mortal And Venial Sin (1854-1864)
      V. The Proliferation Of Sin (1865-1869)
         IN BRIEF (1870-1876)

  CHAPTER TWO: THE HUMAN COMMUNITY (1877)

   ARTICLE 1: THE PERSON AND SOCIETY

      I. The Communal Character Of The Human Vocation (1878-1885)
     II. Conversion And Society (1886-1889)
          IN BRIEF (1890-1896)

   ARTICLE 2: PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL LIFE

      I. Authority (1897-1904)
     II. The Common Good (1905-1912)
    III. Responsibility and Participation (1913-1917)
         IN BRIEF (1918-1927)

   ARTICLE 3: SOCIAL JUSTICE (1928)

      I. Respect for the Human Person (1929-1933)
     II. Equality and Differences among Men (1934-1938)
    III. Human Solidarity (1939-1942)
         IN BRIEF (1943-1948)

  CHAPTER THREE: GOD'S SALVATION: LAW AND GRACE (1949)

   ARTICLE 1: THE MORAL LAW (1950-1953)

      I. The Natural Moral Law (1954-1960)
     II. The Old Law (1961-1964)
    III. The New Law or the Law of the Gospel (1965-1974)
         IN BRIEF (1975-1986)

   ARTICLE 2: GRACE AND JUSTIFICATION

      I. Justification (1987-1995)
     II. Grace (1996-2005)
    III. Merit (2006-2011)
     IV. Christian Holiness (2012-2016)
         IN BRIEF (2017-2029)

   ARTICLE 3: THE CHURCH, MOTHER AND TEACHER (2030-2031)

      I. Moral Life and the Magisterium of the Church (2032-2040)
     II. The Precepts of the Church (2041-2043)
    III. Moral Life and Missionary Witness (2044-2046)
         IN BRIEF (2047-2051)

 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS CHART

 SECTION TWO: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
  "Teacher, What Must I Do...?" (2052-2055)
  The Decalogue In Sacred Scripture (2056-2063)
  The Decalogue In The Church's Tradition (2064-2068)
  The Unity Of The Decalogue (2069)
  The Decalogue And The Natural Law (2070-2071)
  The Obligation Of The Decalogue (2072-2073)
  "Apart From Me You Can Do Nothing" (2074)

       IN BRIEF (2075-2082)

  CHAPTER ONE: "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOU GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
               "AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND" (2083)

   ARTICLE 1: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT 

      I. "You Shall Worship the Lord Your God
         ""and Him Only Shall You Serve" (2084-2086)
          Faith (2087-2092)
          Charity (2093-2094)
     II. "Him Only Shall You Serve" (2095)
          Adoration (2096-2097)
          Prayer (2098-2100)
          Promises And Vows (2101-2103)
          The Social Duty Of Religion And The Right To Religious Freedom (2104-2109)
    III. "You Shall Have No Other Gods before Me" (2110)
          Superstition (2111)
          Idolatry (2112-2114)
          Divination And Magic (2115-2117)
          Irreligion (2118-2122)
          Atheism (2123-2126)
          Agnosticism (2127-2128)
     IV. "You Shall Not Make for Yourself a Graven Image" (2129-2132)
         IN BRIEF (2133-2141)

   ARTICLE 2: THE SECOND COMMANDMENT

      I. The Name of the Lord Is Holy (2142-2149)
     II. Taking the Name of the Lord in Vain (2150-2155)
    III. The Christian Name (2156-2159)
          IN BRIEF (2160-2167)

   ARTICLE 3: THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

      I. The Sabbath Day (2168-2173)
     II. The Lord's Day
          The Day Of The Resurrection: The New Creation (2174)
          Sunday - Fulfillment Of The Sabbath (2175-2176)
          The Sunday Eucharist (2177-2179)
          The Sunday Obligation (2180-2183)
          A Day Of Grace And Rest From Work (2184-2188)
           IN BRIEF (2189-2195)

  CHAPTER TWO: "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF" (2196)

   ARTICLE 4: THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT (2197-2200)

      I. The Family in God's Plan
          The Nature Of The Family (2201-2203)
          The Christian Family (2204-2206)
     II. The Family and Society (2207-2213)
    III. The Duties of Family Members
          The Duties Of Children (2214-2220)
          The Duties Of Parents (2221-2231)
     IV. The Family and the Kingdom (2232-2233)
      V. The Authorities in Civil Society (2234)
          Duties Of Civil Authorities (2235-2237)
          The Duties Of Citizens (2238-2243)
          The Political Community And The Church (2244-2246)
           IN BRIEF (2247-2257)

   ARTICLE 5: THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT (2258)

      I. Respect for Human Life
          The Witness Of Sacred History (2259-2262)
          Legitimate Defense (2263-2267)
          Intentional Homicide (2268-2269)
          Abortion (2270-2275)
          Euthanasia (2276-2283)
     II. Respect for the Dignity of Persons
          Respect For The Souls Of Others: Scandal (2284-2287)
          Respect For Health (2288-2291)
          Respect For The Person And Scientific Research (2292-2296)
          Respect For Bodily Integrity (2297-2298)
          Respect For The Dead (2299-2301)
    III. Safeguarding Peace
          Peace (2302-2306)
          Avoiding War (2307-2317)
           IN BRIEF (2318-2330)

   ARTICLE 6: THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT

      I. "Male and Female He Created Them..." (2331-2336)
     II. The Vocation to Chastity (2337)
          The Integrity Of The Person (2338-2345)
          The Integrality Of The Gift Of Self (2346-2347)
          The Various Forms Of Chastity (2348-2350)
          Offenses Against Chastity (2351-2356)
          Chastity And Homosexuality (2357-2359)
    III. The Love of Husband and Wife (2360-2363)
          Conjugal Fidelity (2364-2365)
          The Fecundity Of Marriage (2366-2372)
          The Gift Of A Child (2373-2379)
     IV. Offenses against the Dignity of Marriage
          Adultery (2380-2381)
          Divorce (2382-2386)
          Other Offenses Against The Dignity Of Marriage (2387-2391)
           IN BRIEF (2392-2400)

   ARTICLE 7: THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT (2401)

      I. The Universal Destination and the Private Ownership of Goods (2402-2406)
     II. Respect for Persons and Their Goods (2407)
          Respect For The Goods Of Others (2408-2414)
          Respect For The Integrity Of Creation (2415-2418)
    III. The Social Doctrine of the Church (2419-2425)
     IV. Economic Activity and Social Justice (2426-2436)
      V. Justice and Solidarity among Nations (2437-2442)
     VI. Love for the Poor (2443-2449)
          IN BRIEF (2450-2463)

   ARTICLE 8: THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT (2464)

      I. Living in the Truth (2465-2470)
     II. To Bear Witness to the Truth (2471-2474)
    III. Offenses against Truth (2475-2487)
     IV. Respect for the Truth (2488-2492)
      V. The Use of the Social Communications Media (2493-2499)
     VI. Truth, Beauty, and Sacred Art (2500-2503)
          IN BRIEF (2504-2513)

   ARTICLE 9: THE NINTH COMMANDMENT (2514-2516)

      I. Purification of the Heart (2517-2519)
     II. The Battle for Purity (2520-2527)
          IN BRIEF (2528-2533)

   ARTICLE 10: THE TENTH COMMANDMENT (2534)

      I. The Disorder of Covetous Desires (2535-2540)
     II. The Desires of the Spirit (2541-2543)
    III. Poverty of Heart (2544-2547)
     IV. "I Want to See God" (2548-2550)
          IN BRIEF (2551-2557)

PART FOUR - CHRISTIAN PRAYER

 SECTION ONE: PRAYER IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (2558)

  WHAT IS PRAYER?
   Prayer As God's Gift (2559-2561)
   Prayer As Covenant (2562-2564)
   Prayer As Communion (2565)

  CHAPTER ONE: THE REVELATION OF PRAYER

  THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO PRAYER (2566-2567)

   ARTICLE 1: IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (2568)
    Creation - Source Of Prayer (2569)
    God's Promise And The Prayer Of Faith (2570-2573)
    Moses And The Prayer Of The Mediator (2574-2577)
    David And The Prayer Of The King (2578-2580)
    Elijah, The Prophets And Conversion Of Heart (2581-2584)
    The Psalms, The Prayer Of The Assembly (2585-2589)
     IN BRIEF (2590-2597)

   ARTICLE 2: IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME (2598)
    Jesus Prays (2599-2606)
    Jesus Teaches Us How To Pray (2607-2615)
    Jesus Hears Our Prayer (2616)
    The Prayer Of The Virgin Mary (2617-2619)
     IN BRIEF (2620-2622)

   ARTICLE 3: IN THE AGE OF THE CHURCH (2623-2625)

      I. Blessing and Adoration (2626-2628)
     II. Prayer of Petition (2629-2633)
    III. Prayer of Intercession (2634-2636)
     IV. Prayer of Thanksgiving (2637-2638)
      V. Prayer of Praise (2639-2643)
          IN BRIEF (2644-2649)

  CHAPTER TWO: THE TRADITION OF PRAYER (2650-2651)

   ARTICLE 1: AT THE WELLSPRINGS OF PRAYER (2652)
    The Word Of God (2653-2654)
    The Liturgy Of The Church (2655)
    The Theological Virtues (2656-2658)
    "Today" (2659-2660)
     IN BRIEF (2661-2662)

   ARTICLE 2: THE WAY OF PRAYER (2663)
    Prayer To The Father (2664)
    Prayer To Jesus (2665-2669)
    "Come, Holy Spirit" (2670-2672)
    In Communion With The Holy Mother Of God (2673-2679)
     IN BRIEF (2680-2682)

   ARTICLE 3: GUIDES FOR PRAYER
    A Cloud Of Witnesses (2683-2684)
    Servants Of Prayer (2685-2690)
    Places Favorable For Prayer (2691)
     IN BRIEF (2692-2696)

  CHAPTER THREE: THE LIFE OF PRAYER (2697-2699)

   ARTICLE 1: EXPRESSIONS OF PRAYER

      I. Vocal Prayer (2700-2704)
     II. Meditation (2705-2708)
    III. Contemplative Prayer (2709-2719)
          IN BRIEF (2720-2724)

   ARTICLE 2: THE BATTLE OF PRAYER (2725)

      I. Objections to Prayer (2726-2728)
     II. Humble Vigilance of Heart
          Facing Difficulties In Prayer (2729-2731)
          Facing Temptations In Prayer (2732-2733)
    III. Filial Trust (2734)
          Why Do We Complain Of Not Being Heard? (2735-2737)
          How Is Our Prayer Efficacious? (2738-2741)
     IV. Persevering in Love (2742-2745)

   ARTICLE 3: THE PRAYER OF THE HOUR OF JESUS (2746-2751)
          IN BRIEF (2752-2758)

  SECTION TWO: THE LORD'S PRAYER: "OUR FATHER!" (2759-2760)

   ARTICLE 1: "THE SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE GOSPEL" (2761)

      I. At the Center of the Scriptures (2762-2764)
     II. "The Lord's Prayer" (2765-2766)
    III. The Prayer of the Church (2767-2772)
          IN BRIEF (2773-2776)

   ARTICLE 2: "OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN"

      I. "We Dare to Say" (2777-2778)
     II. "Father!" (2779-2785)
    III. "Our" Father (2786-2793)
     IV. "Who Art in Heaven" (2794-2796)
          IN BRIEF (2797-2702)

   ARTICLE 3: "THE SEVEN PETITIONS" (2803-2806)

      I. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (2807-2815)
     II. "Thy Kingdom Come" (2816-2821)
    III. "The Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven" (2822-2827)
     IV. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" (2828-2837)
      V. "And Forgive us Our Trespasses, as We Forgive 
         Those Who Trespass against Us" (2838-2841)
          ...As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us (2842-2845)
     VI. "And Lead Us Not into Temptation" (2846-2849)
    VII. "But Deliver Us From Evil" (2850-2854)

   ARTICLE 4: THE FINAL DOXOLOGY (2855-2856)
          IN BRIEF (2857-2865)

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