Category Archives: Church

I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body

The Christian Creed – the profession of our faith in God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and in God’s creative, saving, and sanctifying action – culminates in the proclamation of the resurrection of the dead on the … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of the Keys

After his Resurrection, Christ sent his apostles “so that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations.” The apostles and their successors carry out this “ministry of reconciliation,” not only by announcing to men God’s … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Baptism for the Forgiveness of Sins

Our Lord tied the forgiveness of sins to faith and Baptism: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved.”Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Communion of the Church of Heaven and Earth

The three states of the Church. “When the Lord comes in glory, and all his angels with him, death will be no more and all things will be subject to him. But at the present time some of his disciples … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Communion of Saints: In Spiritual Goods

After confessing “the holy catholic Church,” the Apostles’ Creed adds “the communion of saints.” In a certain sense this article is a further explanation of the preceding: “What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?” The communion … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Religious Life, Secular Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life

Religious life was born in the East during the first centuries of Christianity. Lived within institutes canonically erected by the Church, it is distinguished from other forms of consecrated life by its liturgical character, public profession of the evangelical counsels, … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Eremitic Life and Consecrated Virgin

Without always professing the three evangelical counsels publicly, hermits “devote their life to the praise of God and salvation of the world through a stricter separation from the world, the silence of solitude and assiduous prayer and penance.” They manifest … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment