DEE107's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DEE107 DEE107's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390024 328. What is the effect of ordination to the priesthood? <BR> <BR> The anointing of the Spirit seals the priest with an indelible, spiritual character that configures him to Christ the priest and enables him to act in the name of Christ the Head. As a co-worker of the order of bishops he is consecrated to preach the Gospel, to celebrate divine worship, especially the Eucharist from which his ministry draws its strength, and to be a shepherd of the faithful. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 15... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:38:27 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389639 326. What is the effect of episcopal ordination? <BR> <BR> Episcopal ordination confers the fullness of sacrament of Holy Orders. It makes the bishop a legitimate successor of the apostles and integrates him into the episcopal college to share with the Pope and the other bishops care for all the churches. It confers on him the offices of teaching, sanctifying, and ruling. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1557-1558 <BR> <BR> 327. What is the office confided to a Bishop in a particular Church?... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:40:52 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389213 324. What place does the sacrament of Holy Orders have in the divine plan of salvation? <BR> <BR> This sacrament was prefigured in the Old Covenant in the service of the Levites, in the priesthood of Aaron, and in the institution of the seventy "Elders" (Numbers 11:25). These prefigurations find their fulfillment in Christ Jesus who by the sacrifice of the cross is the "one mediator between God and man" (1 Timothy 2:5), the "High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 5:10). ... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:36:02 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388779 321. What are the sacraments at the service of communion and mission? <BR> <BR> Two sacraments, Holy Orders and Matrimony, confer a special grace for a particular mission in the Church to serve and build up the People of God. These sacraments contribute in a special way to ecclesial communion and to the salvation of others. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1533-1535 <BR> <BR> 322. What is the sacrament of Holy Orders? <BR> <BR> It is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Chri... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:43:27 EST Last Day of Carnival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388352 very tired worked each night but over 10000 steps each day .. Ate at home drank lots of water, and meet a lot of new people ..Band was great but loud ..the Core Committee wore shirts We love our Volunteers on the back it said 359 days to the next carnival UGH Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:40:59 EST Carnival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387953 working the carnival every night and I am too tired to do much I am walking and moving a lot..dont think we made our numbers so far..Father counts on this money to support another parish in Africa and to so things around the church <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a nice day Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:37:17 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387580 318. How is this sacrament celebrated? <BR> <BR> The celebration of this sacrament consists essentially in an anointing with oil which may be blessed by the bishop. The anointing is on the forehead and on the hands of the sick person (in the Roman rite) or also on other parts of the body (in the other rites) accompanied by the prayer of the priest who asks for the special grace of this sacrament. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1517-1519, 1531 <BR> <BR> 319. What are the effects of this sac... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:45:29 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387169 315. What is the attitude of the Church toward the sick? <BR> <BR> Having received from the Lord the charge to heal the sick, the Church strives to carry it out by taking care of the sick and accompanying them with her prayer of intercession. Above all, the Church possesses a sacrament specifically intended for the benefit of the sick. This sacrament was instituted by Christ and is attested by Saint James. "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call in the presbyters of the Church and let them p... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:52:35 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386747 313. How was sickness viewed in the Old Testament? <BR> <BR> In the Old Testament sickness was experienced as a sign of weakness and at the same time perceived as mysteriously bound up with sin. The prophets intuited that sickness could also have a redemptive value for one's own sins and those of others. Thus sickness was lived out in the presence of God from whom people implored healing. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1499-1502 <BR> <BR> 314.What is the significance of Jesus' compassion f... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:39:35 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386304 311. Can this sacrament be celebrated in some cases with a general confession and general absolution? <BR> <BR> In cases of serious necessity (as in imminent danger of death) recourse may be had to be a communal celebration of Reconciliation with general confession and general absolution, as long as the norms of the Church are observed and there is the intention of individually confessing one's grave sins in due time. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1480-1484 <BR> <BR> 312.What are indulgen... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:45:18 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385870 309. Is a confessor bound to secrecy? <BR> <BR> Given the delicacy and greatness of this ministry and the respect due to people every confessor, without any exception and under very severe penalties, is bound to maintain "the sacramental seal" which means absolute secrecy about the sins revealed to him in confession. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1467 <BR> <BR> <BR> 310. What are the effects of this sacrament? <BR> <BR> The effects of the sacrament of Penance are: reconciliation with Go... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:40:30 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385426 124. In what condition was the body of Christ while it lay in the tomb? <BR> <BR> Christ underwent a real death and a true burial. However, the power of God preserved his body from corruption. <BR> "Jesus Christ descended into hell; <BR> on the third day He rose again from the dead." <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 624-630 <BR> <BR> 125. What is the "hell" into which Jesus descended? <BR> <BR> This "hell" was different from the hell of the damned. It was the state of all those, righteous ... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:25:52 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385040 126. What place does the Resurrection of Christ occupy in our faith? <BR> <BR> The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ and represents along with his cross an essential part of the Paschal Mystery. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 631, 638 <BR> <BR> <BR> 127. What are the signs that bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus? <BR> <BR> Along with the essential sign of the empty tomb, the Resurrection of Jesus is witnessed to by the women who first encountered C... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 00:38:14 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384655 307. Who is the minister of this sacrament (Reconciliation)? <BR> <BR> Christ has entrusted the ministry of Reconciliation to his apostles, to the bishops who are their successors and to the priests who are the collaborators of the bishops, all of whom become thereby instruments of the mercy and justice of God. They exercise their power of forgiving sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1461-1466, 1495 <BR> <BR> <BR> 308. To w... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 00:48:52 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384268 305. When is a person obliged to confess mortal sins? <BR> <BR> Each of the faithful who has reached the age of discretion is bound to confess his or her mortal sins at least once a year and always before receiving Holy Communion. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1457 <BR> <BR> <BR> 306. Why can venial sins also be the object of sacramental confession? <BR> <BR> The confession of venial sins is strongly recommended by the Church, even if this is note strictly necessary, because it helps us... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:45:21 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383877 302. What are the essential elements of the sacrament of Reconciliation? <BR> <BR> The essential elements are two: the acts of the penitent who comes to repentance through the action of the Holy Spirit, and the absolution of the priest who in the name of Christ grants forgiveness and determines the ways of making satisfaction. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1440-1449 <BR> <BR> 303. What are the acts of the penitent? <BR> <BR> They are: a careful examination of conscience; contrition (or r... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 00:52:54 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383451 300. What is interior penance? <BR> <BR> It is the movement of a "contrite heart" (Psalm 51:19) drawn by divine grace to respond to the merciful love of God. This entails sorrow for and abhorrence of sins committed, a firm purpose not to sin again in the future and trust in the help of God. It is nourished by hope in divine mercy. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1430-1433, 1490 <BR> <BR> 301. What forms does penance take in the Christian life? <BR> <BR> Penance can be expressed in many and... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:47:37 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383039 298. When did he institute this sacrament (Reconciliation)? <BR> <BR> The risen Lord instituted this sacrament on the evening of Easter when he showed himself to his apostles and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." (John 20:22-23). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1485 <BR> <BR> 299. Do the baptized have need of conversion? <BR> <BR> The call of Christ to conversion continue to resound ... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:31:09 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382634 128. Why is the Resurrection at the same time a transcendent occurrence? <BR> <BR> While being an historical event, verifiable and attested by signs and testimonies, the Resurrection, insofar as it is the entrance of Christ's humanity into the glory of God, transcends and surpasses history as a mystery of faith. For this reason the risen Christ did not manifest himself to the world but to his disciples, making them his witnesses to the people. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 647, 656-657 <BR... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 00:28:01 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382225 133. How does the Lord Jesus now reign? <BR> <BR> As the Lord of the cosmos and of history, the Head of his Church, the glorified Christ mysteriously remains on earth where his kingdom is already present in seed and in its beginning in the Church. One day he will return in glory but we do not know the time. Because of this we live in watchful anticipation, praying "Come, Lord" (Revelation 22:20). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 668-674, 680 <BR> <BR> <BR> 134. How will the coming of the Lo... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 00:19:39 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381859 295. Why did Christ institute the sacraments of Penance and the Anointing of the Sick? <BR> <BR> Christ, the physician of our soul and body, instituted these sacraments because the new life that he gives us in the sacraments of Christian initiation can be weakened and even lost because of sin. Therefore, Christ willed that his Church should continue his work of healing and salvation by means off these two sacraments. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1420-1421, 1426 <BR> <BR> The Sacrament of... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 00:38:56 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381443 293. When is it possible to give Holy Communion to other Christians? <BR> <BR> Catholic ministers may give Holy Communion licitly to members of the Oriental Churches which are not in full communion with the Catholic Church whenever they ask for it of their own will and possess the required dispositions. Catholic ministers may licitly give Holy Communion to members of other ecclesial communities only if, in grave necessity, they ask for it of their own will, possess the required dispositions,... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:50:00 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381051 291. What is required to receive Holy Communion? <BR> <BR> To receive Holy Communion one must be fully incorporated into the Catholic Church and be in the state of grace, that is, not conscious of being in mortal sin. Anyone who is conscious of having committed a grave sin must first receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before going to Communion. Also important for those receiving Holy Communion are a spirit of recollection and prayer, observance of the fast prescribed by the Church, and ... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:49:09 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380619 89. When does the Church oblige her members to participate at Holy Mass? <BR> <BR> The Church obliges the faithful to participate at Holy Mass every Sunday and on holy days of obligation. She recommends participation at Holy Mass on other days as well. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1389, 1417 <BR> <BR> 290. When must one receive Holy Communion? <BR> <BR> The Church recommends that the faithful, if they have the required dispositions, receive Holy Communion whenever they participate at Ho... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:36:36 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380173 287. Why is the Holy Eucharist the paschal banquet? <BR> <BR> The Holy Eucharist is the paschal banquet is as much as Christ sacramentally makes present his Passover and gives us his Body and Blood, offered as food and drink, uniting us to himself and to one another in his sacrifice. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1382-1384, 1391-1396 <BR> <BR> 288. What is the meaning of the altar? <BR> <BR> The altar is the symbol of Christ himself who is present both as sacrificial victim (the altar of... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:47:12 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379732 136. What does the Church mean when she confesses: "I believe in the Holy Spirit"? <BR> <BR> To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess faith in the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity who proceeds from the Father and the Son and "is worshipped and glorified with the Father and the Son". The Spirit is "sent into our hearts" (Galatians 4:6) so that we might receive new life as sons of God. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 683-686 <BR> <BR> <BR> 137. Why are the missions of the Son and the... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:45:13 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379320 138. What are the names of the Holy Spirit? <BR> <BR> "The Holy Spirit" is the proper name of the third Person of the Most Holy Trinity. Jesus also called him the Paraclete (Consoler or Advocate) and the Spirit of Truth. The New Testament also refers to him as the Spirit of Christ, of the Lord, of God - the Spirit of Glory and the Spirit of the Promise. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 691-693 <BR> <BR> 139. What symbols are used to represent the Holy Spirit? <BR> <BR> There are many symbol... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:04:46 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378955 285. How long does the presence of Christ last in the Eucharist? <BR> <BR> The presence of Christ continues in the Eucharist as long as the eucharistic species subsist. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1377 <BR> <BR> 286. What kind of worship is due to the sacrament of the Eucharist? <BR> <BR> The worship due to the sacrament of the Eucharist, whether during the celebration of the Mass or outside it, is the worship of latria, that is, the adoration given to God alone. The Church guards with... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:46:12 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378574 283. What is the meaning of transubstantiation? <BR> <BR> Transubstantiation means the change of the whole substance of bread into the substance of the Body of Christ and of the whole substance of wine into the substance of his Blood. This change is brought about in the eucharistic prayer through the efficacy of the word of Christ and by the action of the Holy Spirit. However, the outward characteristics of bread and wine, that is the "eucharistic species", remain unaltered. <BR> <BR> Furth... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:45:40 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378137 281. In what way does the Church participate in the eucharistic sacrifice? <BR> <BR> In the Eucharist the sacrifice of Christ becomes also the sacrifice of the members of his Body. The lives of the faithful, their praise, their suffering, their prayers, their work, are united to those of Christ. In as much as it is a sacrifice, the Eucharist is likewise offered for all the faithful, living and dead, in reparation for the sins of all and to obtain spiritual and temporal benefits from God. The... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:33 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377707 278. Who is the minister for the celebration of the Eucharist? <BR> <BR> The celebrant of the Eucharist is a validly ordained priest (bishop or priest) who acts in the Person of Christ the Head and in the name of the Church. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1348, 1411 <BR> <BR> 279. What are the essential and necessary elements for celebrating the Eucharist? <BR> <BR> The essential elements are wheat bread and grape wine. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1412 <BR> <BR> 280. In what way is t... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:57:40 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377308 76. Where does the Eucharist fit in the divine plan of salvation? <BR> <BR> The Eucharist was foreshadowed in the Old Covenant above all in the annual Passover meal celebrated every year by the Jews with unleavened bread to commemorate their hasty, liberating departure from Egypt. Jesus foretold it in his teaching and he instituted it when he celebrated the Last Supper with his apostles in a Passover meal. The Church, faithful to the command of her Lord, "Do this in memory of me" (1 Corinthi... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:44:39 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376872 131. What is the saving meaning of the Resurrection? <BR> <BR> The Resurrection is the climax of the Incarnation. It confirms the divinity of Christ and all the things which he did and taught. It fulfills all the divine promises made for us. Furthermore the risen Christ, the conqueror of sin and death, is the principle of our justification and our Resurrection. It procures for us now the grace of filial adoption which is a real share in the life of the only begotten Son. At the end of time h... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:45:08 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376492 141. What did the Holy Spirit accomplish in John the Baptist? <BR> <BR> The Spirit filled John the Baptist, who was the last prophet of the Old Testament. Under his inspiration John was sent to "prepare for the Lord a people well disposed" (Luke 1:17). He was to proclaim the coming of Christ, the Son of God, upon whom he saw the Spirit descend and remain, the one who "baptized with the Spirit" (John 1:33). <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 717-720 <BR> <BR> 140. What is the work of the Spiri... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:23:51 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376125 274. What does the Eucharist represent in the life of the Church? <BR> <BR> It is the source and summit of all Christian life. In the Eucharist, the sanctifying action of God in our regard and our worship of him reach their high point. It contains the whole spiritual good of the Church, Christ himself, our Pasch. Communion with divine life and the unity of the People of God are both expressed and effected by the Eucharist. Through the eucharistic celebration we are united already with the li... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:36:10 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375737 271. What is the Eucharist? <BR> <BR> The Eucharist is the very sacrifice of the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus which he instituted to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until his return in glory. Thus he entrusted to his Church this memorial of his death and Resurrection. It is a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet, in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:53:48 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375313 269. Who can receive the sacrament? <BR> <BR> Only those already baptized can and should receive this sacrament which can be received only once. To receive Confirmation efficaciously the candidate must be in the state of grace. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1306-1311, 1319 <BR> <BR> 270. Who is the minister of Confirmation? <BR> <BR> The original minister of Confirmation is the bishop. In this way the link between the confirmed and the Church in her apostolic dimension is made manifest. ... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:38:09 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374892 267. What is the essential rite of Confirmation? <BR> <BR> The essential rite of Confirmation is the anointing with Sacred Chrism (oil mixed with balsam and consecrated by the bishop), which is done by the laying on of the hand of the minister who pronounces the sacramental words proper to the rite. In the West this anointing is done on the forehead of the baptized with the words, "Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit". In the Eastern Churches of the Byzantine rite this anointing is al... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:52:11 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374440 265. What place does Confirmation have in the divine plan of salvation? <BR> <BR> In the Old Testament the prophets announced that the Spirit of the Lord would rest on the awaited Messiah and on the entire messianic people. The whole life and mission of Jesus were carried out in total communion with the Holy Spirit. The apostles received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and proclaimed "the great works of God" (Acts 2:11). They gave the gift of the same Spirit to the newly baptized by the laying ... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:43:48 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373982 143. What is the relationship between the Spirit and Christ Jesus in his earthly mission? <BR> <BR> Beginning with his Incarnation, the Son of God was consecrated in his humanity as the Messiah by means of the anointing of the Spirit. He revealed the Spirit in his teaching, fulfilled the promises made to the Fathers, and bestowed him upon the Church at its birth when he breathed on the apostles after the Resurrection. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 727-730, 745-746 <BR> <BR> 144. What happ... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:36:46 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373542 166. What is the Church called "Catholic"? <BR> <BR> The Church is catholic, that is universal, insofar as Christ is present in her: "Where there is Christ Jesus, there is the Catholic Church" (Saint Ignatius of Antioch). The Church proclaims the fullness and the totality of the faith; she bears and administers the fullness of the means of salvation; she is sent out by Christ on a mission to the whole of the human race. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 830-831, 868 <BR> <BR> <BR> 167. Is th... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:14:50 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373158 262. Is it possible to be saved without Baptism? <BR> <BR> Since Christ died for the salvation of all, those can be saved without Baptism who die for the faith (Baptism of blood). Catechumens and all those who, even without knowing Christ and the Church, still (under the impulse of grace) sincerely seek God and strive to do this will can also be saved without Baptism (Baptism of desire). The Church in her liturgy entrusts children who die without Baptism to the mercy of God. <BR> <BR> Furth... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:51:21 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372774 260. Who can baptize? <BR> <BR> The ordinary ministers of Baptism are the bishop and the priest. In the Latin Church the deacon also can baptize. In case of necessity any person can baptize provided he has the intention of doing what the Church does. This is done by pouring water on the head of the candidate while saying the Trinitarian formula for Baptism: "I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit." <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1256, 1284 <BR> <BR> 261.... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:41:58 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372357 257. Who can receive Baptism? <BR> <BR> Every person not yet baptized is able to receive Baptism. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1246-1252 <BR> <BR> 258. Why does the Church baptize infants? <BR> <BR> The church baptizes infants because they are born with original sin. They need to be freed from the power of the Evil One and brought into the realm of freedom which belongs to the children of God. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1250 <BR> <BR> 259. What is required of one who is to be bap... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 00:50:24 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371891 255. Starting when to whom has the Church administered Baptism? <BR> <BR> From the day of Pentecost, the Church has administered Baptism to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1226-1228 <BR> <BR> 256. In what does the essential rite of Baptism consist? <BR> <BR> The essential rite of this sacrament consists in immersing the candidate in water or pouring water over his or her head while invoking the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. <BR> <... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 00:35:39 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371453 252. What names are given to the first sacrament of initiation? <BR> <BR> This sacrament is primarily called Baptism because of the central rite with which it is celebrated. To baptize means to "immerse" in water. The one who is baptized is immersed into the death of Christ and rises with him as a "new creature" (2 Corinthians 5:17). This sacrament is also called the "bath of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:5); and it is called "enlightenment" because the baptized becom... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 00:39:46 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370957 147. What does the word Church mean? <BR> <BR> The word Church refers to the people whom God calls and gathers together from every part of the earth. They form the assembly of those who through faith and Baptism have become children of God, members of Christ, and temples of the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 751-752, 777, 804 <BR> <BR> 148. Are there other names and images with which the Bible speaks about the Church? <BR> <BR> In Sacred Scripture we find many images which b... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:33:14 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370534 149. What is the origin and the fulfillment of the Church? <BR> <BR> The Church finds her origin and fulfillment in the eternal plan of God. She was prepared for in the Old Covenant with the election of Israel, the sign of the future gathering of all the nations. Founded by the words and actions of Jesus Christ, fulfilled by his redeeming death and Resurrection, the Church has been manifested as the mystery of salvation by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. She will be perfected... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 00:28:04 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370144 250. How are the sacraments of the Church divided? <BR> <BR> The sacraments are divided into: the sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist); the sacraments of healing (Penance and Anointing of the Sick); and the sacraments at the service of communion and mission (Holy Orders and Matrimony). The sacraments touch all the important moments of Christian life. All of the sacraments are ordered to the Holy Eucharist "as to their end" (Saint Thomas Aquinas). <BR... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 00:39:49 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369720 247. Why is the one Mystery of Christ celebrated by the Church according to various liturgical traditions? <BR> <BR> The answer is that the unfathomable richness of the mystery of Christ cannot be exhausted by any single liturgical tradition. From the very beginning, therefore, this richness found expression among various peoples and cultures in ways that are characterized by a wonderful diversity and complementarily. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 1200-1204, 1207-1209 <BR> <BR> 248. What... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:41:48 EST