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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

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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

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The Consecrated Life

“The state of life which is constituted by the profession of the evangelical counsels, while not entering into the hierarchical structure of the Church, belongs undeniably to her life and holiness.” Evangelical counsels, consecrated life Christ proposes the evangelical counsels, … Continue reading

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The Sanctifying and Governing Office

The bishop is “the steward of the grace of the supreme priesthood,” especially in the Eucharist which he offers personally or whose offering he assures through the priests, his co-workers. the Eucharist is the center of the life of the particular … Continue reading

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The Teaching Office

Bishops, with priests as co-workers, have as their first task “to preach the Gospel of God to all men,” in keeping with the Lord’s command. They are “heralds of faith, who draw new disciples to Christ; they are authentic teachers” of … Continue reading

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THE POPE: THE EPISCOPAL COLLEGE AND ITS HEAD

When Christ instituted the Twelve, “he constituted [them] in the form of a college or permanent assembly, at the head of which he placed Peter, chosen from among them.” Just as “by the Lord’s institution, St. Peter and the rest of … Continue reading

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The Church is Apostolic

The Church is apostolic because she is founded on the apostles, in three ways: – she was and remains built on “the foundation of the Apostles,” The witnesses chosen and sent on mission by Christ himself; – with the help of … Continue reading

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