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Catechism in a Year

Saturday, June 16, 2018

190. How does the laity participate in the prophetic office?

They participate in it by welcoming evermore in faith the Word of Christ and proclaiming it to the world by the witness of their lives, their words, their evangelizing action, and by catechesis. This evangelizing action acquires a particular efficacy because it is accomplished in the ordinary circumstances of the world.

Further reading: CCC 904-907, 942

191. How do they participate in the kingly office?

The laity participate in the kingly function of Christ because they have received from him the power to overcome sin in themselves and in the world by self-denial and the holiness of their lives. They exercise various ministries at the service of the community and they imbue temporal activities and the institutions of society with moral values.

Further reading: CCC 908-913, 943

These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC
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