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II. Ways of Coming to Know God

Man’s faculties make him capable of coming to a knowledge of the existence of a personal God. But for man to be able to enter into real intimacy with him, God willed both to reveal himself to man and to give him the grace of being able to welcome this revelation in faith. The proofs … Continue reading

Chapter 1: Man’s Capacity for God

Finally! The first chapter of the catechism, and so far I like what I see. For example, this book starts out with one of my favorite holy sayings, “man is created by God and for God.” Meaning, we are created by love, for love. I found this passage to be so powerful that I thought … Continue reading

Structure of This Catechism

I am still reading through the prologue of the Catechism. This is my fourth post reacting to this text. However, going at such a slow pace with a work as intricate as this allows me to truly examine what the author is trying to teach. At the start of this section my attitude was something … Continue reading

A Prayer for Healing

As previously laid out in my blog schedule, Friday posts are centered on readings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. However, in light of the tragedies that have occurred this week, I would like to dedicate this post to all those suffering as a result of various catastrophes across the United States. (For those who are interested … Continue reading

Handing on the Faith: Catechesis

Today I read my second excerpt from the Catechism! Here, we finally start to get into the details. This particular section focused on the word “Catechesis.” But what does this word even mean? To answer that question I have provided the a quote from today’s reading:  “Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people, … Continue reading

The Life of Man – To Know and Love God

“FATHER,… this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”1 “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”2 “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”3 than the name … Continue reading