Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Catechism of the Catholic Church


Way before June 1921 when The Mansfield News celebrated Howard Herring:

"Although he has no gilded medals upon his bosom, Howard Herring of the North American Watch company, walks the walk, and talks the talk, of a hero today."

There was Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi -  As we Worship, So we Believe, So we Live

In the Early Church, there was liturgical tradition before there was a common creed, and before there was an officially sanctioned biblical canon. These liturgical traditions provided the theological and doctrinal framework for establishing the creeds and canon

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is organized in Four Parts:  1.  What We Believe, 2 How We Worship. 3. How We Live 4 How We Pray

There are nine sources for the Catechism:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Professions of Faith
  • Ecumenical Councils
  • Certain Councils & Synods
  • Pontifical Documents
  • Ecclesiastical Dcuments
  • Canon Law
  • Liturgy
  • Ecclesiastical Writers

Farher Mike Schmitz started a very popular  Catechism in A Year Podcast January 1. 2023. The Podcast covers the entire Catechism with explanations & illustrations as required. Podcast is recommended for believers and non. As the Catechism Assension Edition concludes:

" The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love. - Roman Catechism  Preface 10; cf. 1 Corinth 13:8

Given the Feast of #SaintThomasAquinas
Heb 11:1-2, Brothers & sisters: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for & evidence not seen. Faith and science: "Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. - CCC- Par #

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