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Viewpoint XVI

The Church teaches that the astonishing petition “forgive us our trespasses” can never be without the equivalent phrase “as we forgive those who trespass against us.” The daunting thought is that an outpouring of God’s mercy cannot penetrate our hearts … Continue reading

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Viewpoint XV

The Church teaches that Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call … it is participation in the life of God. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1996, p. 483-486)

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Viewpoint XIV

The Church teaches that: Anger is a desire for revenge. “To desire vengeance in order to do evil to someone who should be punished is illicit,” but it is praiseworthy to impose restitution to correct vices and maintain justice. The … Continue reading

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Viewpoint XIII

The Church teaches that… “society ensures social justice when it provides the conditions that allow associations or individuals to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and their vocation. Social justice is linked to the common good and … Continue reading

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Viewpoint XII

The Church teaches that… “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit. God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba!, Father!” This knowledge of the faith is possible only in the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint XI

The church teaches that… “respect for the human person entails respect for the rights that flow from his (or her) dignity as a creature.  These rights are prior to society and must be recognized by it.  They are the basis … Continue reading

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Viewpoint X

The Church teaches that from the descendants of Eve, God chose the Virgin Mary to be the mother of his Son . . . Mary is truly the “Mother of God” since she was the mother of the eternal Son of … Continue reading

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Viewpoint IX

The Church teaches that the principle of “subsidiarity” is opposed to all forms of collectivism. It sets limits for state intervention. It aims at harmonizing the relationships between individuals and societies. It tends toward the establishment of true international order. (Catechism, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint VIII

The Church teaches that: Endowed with a spiritual soul, with intellect and a free will, the human person is from his very conception ordered to God and destined for eternal beatitude. He pursues his perfection in seeking what is true … Continue reading

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Viewpoint VII

The Church teaches that … human life must be protected absolutely from the moment of conception (fertilization). From the first moment of his (or her) existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among … Continue reading

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Viewpoint VI

The Church teaches that . . . The revelation of the ineffable name “I Am who Am” contains then the truth that God alone is.  The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and following the Church’s Tradition, understood the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint V

The Church teaches that . . . Works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are the spiritual works of mercy. as … Continue reading

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Viewpoint III

The Church teaches that “Grace is favor, the free undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call and become his adopted children; partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life…Grace is the participation in the life … Continue reading

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Viewpoint II

The Church teaches that the unity of body and soul is so profound that one has to consider the soul to be the ‘form’ of the body. It is because of its spiritual soul that the body, made of matter, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint I

The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God. It is not “produced” by the parents. The soul is immortal. The term “immediate” can only have meaning within the idea of time. What does immediate mean to God, … Continue reading

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