Category Archives: Viewpoint

Viewpoint XVIII

The Church teaches that Jesus Christ calls all humanity to conversion and penance, like that of the prophets before him, he does not aim primarily at outward acts of mortification, but a conversion of the heart, an interior conversion without … Continue reading

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Viewpoint XVII

VIEWPOINT XVII The Church teaches that a virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself or herself in all circumstances. … Continue reading

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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 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 IV

The Church teaches that . . . “Man tempted by the devil, let his trust in the Creator die in his heart, and abusing his freedom disobeyed God’s command. This is what man’s first sin consisted of. All subsequent sin … 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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