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Catechism in a Year

Saturday, November 10, 2018

357. How is the Christian moral life bound up with faith and the sacraments?

What the symbol of faith professes, the sacraments communicate. Indeed, through them the faithful receive the grace of Christ and the gifts of the Holy Spirit which give them the capability of living a new life as children of God in Christ whom they have received in faith.

"O Christian, recognize your dignity." (Saint Leo the Great)

Further reading: CCC 1691-1698

358. What is the root of human dignity?

The dignity of the human person is rooted in his or her creation in the image and likeness of God. Endowed with a spiritual and immortal soul, intelligence and free will, the human person is ordered to God and called in soul and in body to eternal beatitude.

Further reading: CCC 1699-1715

359. How do we attain beatitude?

We attain beatitude by virtue of the grace of Christ which makes us participants in the divine life. Christ in the Gospel points out to his followers the way that leads to eternal happiness: the beatitudes. The grace of Christ also is operative in every person who, following a correct conscience, seeks and loves the true and the good and avoids evil.

Further reading: CCC 1716

These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC.
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