Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Exploring the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a compendium of Church's teaching. Split into 4 parts, it uses the Creed to present and explain what we believe, our Faith. It also explains in detail each of the seven sacraments - their their meaning, signs and effects. The ten commandments are used to present the Natural Moral Law in the light of the Gospel and the words of 'Our Father' to present the basis of Church's teaching about prayer.

During the year of faith in our parish we revisited the 'Catechism...' in a series of homilies. The summaries are now available for download below.

Catechism of the Catholic Church is available on Vatican's website,
alternatively you can buy a paperback copy here.

Key sections

Our Faith: The main truths of our faith - the mystery of the Trinity, work of salvation, coming of the Holy Spirit and the gift of the Church - are explained using the Apostles Creed... Read more

The Sacraments: Each of the Seven Sacraments of the Church, which were instituted by our Lord for our sanctification, building up of the Church and worship and praise of God, are presented... Read more

Life in Christ: The Ten Commandments, given by God to Moses, are explained in the light of our Lord's teaching contained in the New Testament... Read more

Christian Prayer: The call, tradition and life of prayer are explained, and the series on the Catechism is concluded by the discussion of the 'Our Father'... Read more

Second Vatican Council

The Second Vatican Council took place between 1962 and 1965 and it reformed the Church and addressed its relation to the modern world. Here the summaries of the four constitutions of the Council are presented...Read more

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