Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified

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Prologue

  • Three Truths (1-25)
  • God Comes Close to Man in Jesus (1-3)
  • Catechesis - The Making of Disciples (4-5)
  • Previous Catechisms (6-10)
  • Presenting an Organic Synthesis (11-12)
  • The Four Pillars (13)
  • PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH (14)
  • PART TWO: THE SACRAMENTS OF FAITH (15)
  • PART THREE: THE LIFE OF FAITH (16)
  • PART FOUR: PRAYER IN THE LIFE OF FAITH (17)
  • Practical Directions for Using This Simplified Version (18-22)
  • Need for Adaptations (23-25)

Part One: the Profession of Faith (26-1065)

Man's Capacity for God

  • I Believe (26)
  • Called to Search for God (27-28)
  • Inhibiting Factors (29-30)
  • Proofs for God's Existence (31-32)
  • Proofs from within the Person (33)
  • The Power of Reason (35)
  • Reason's Power and Limits (36-38)
  • The Limits of Human Language (39-40)
  • Describing God (41-43)

God Comes to Man

  • Beyond Human Knowledge (50)
  • God Wants Man to Come Near in Jesus (51-53)
  • Revelation Not Destroyed by Sin (54-55)
  • Salvation to People Groups (56-58)
  • Gathered Together in Abraham (59-61)
  • From Moses to the Prophets (62-64)

Christ Jesus - Fullness of All Revelation

  • God's Final and Complete Word (65-66)
  • Private Revelations (67)
  • Intact and Transmitted (74-75)
  • Two Forms (76)
  • The Bishops and Tradition (77-79)
  • Same Source and Goal (80)
  • Two Modes - Scripture and Tradition (81-82)
  • What the Apostles Learned (83)

Interpretation of the Faith Heritage

  • Faithful to the Teaching (84)
  • An Authentic in terpretation (85-87)
  • Dogmas - Proposed Truths (88-90)
  • Inability to Err (91-93)
  • Ways of Growing in Faith (94-95)
  • God Uses Words to Speak (101-104)
  • Written by God (105)
  • Who Used Human Authors (106-108)

The Holy Spirit - Interpreter of Scripture

  • Attentiveness and Study Needed (109-110)
  • Three Criteria (111-114)
  • Three Spiritual Senses (115-119)

The Canon of Scripture

  • Seventy-Three Inspired Books (120)
  • Permanent Value of Old Testament (121-123)
  • Gospels - The Heart of the New Testament (124-125)
  • Three Stages of Formation (126-127)
  • Old and New - Light for Each Other (128-130)
  • Life in God's Word (131-133)

Man's Response to God

  • Faith and Obedience (142-144)
  • Abraham (145-146)
  • Jesus - The Perfecter (147)
  • Mary - The Purest Realization (148-149)
  • A Unique, Personal Adherence (150)

Characteristics of Faith

  • To the Beloved Son (151)
  • And to the Spirit (152)
  • A Free Gift (153)
  • Intellect Assenting to Truth (154-155)
  • God Supplies Motives (156)
  • Greater Than Human Light (157)
  • Seeking to Understand (158)
  • Faith and Science (159)
  • Freely Chosen Yet Required (160-161)
  • Can Be Lost (162)
  • Will Be Tested (163-165)

We Believe

  • Receiving Faith from Others (166-167)
  • The Church's Faith (168-169)
  • The Need for Formulas (170-171)
  • Transmitting the One Faith (172-175)

The Creeds

The Apostles Creed

The Nicene Creed

  • The Need for Creeds (185-186)
  • Various Names (187-190)
  • Articles of Faith (191)
  • Numerous Creeds (192-193)
  • The Two Special Creeds (194-197)

God the Father Almighty

  • God - Father - Creation (198)
  • First Truth - God (199)
  • God is One (200-201)
  • No Division (202)
  • The Name Revealed (203-204)

The Living God

  • The God of History (205)
  • The Mysterious Name (206-207)
  • Awe and Respect (208-209)
  • God - Forgiving and Merciful (210-211)
  • No Beginning or End (212-213)

"He Who Is"

  • God is Love (214)
  • God is Truth (215-217)
  • God's Motive is Love (218-221)
  • Our Duties (222-227)
  • Faith in the Trinity (232-233)
  • The Central Mystery (234)
  • Three Aspects (235)
  • Inner Life and Exterior Work (236-237)

Revealed as Trinity

  • Two Meanings of Father (238-239)
  • Jesus' Unique Revealing (240-242)
  • The Revealing of the Spirit (243-245)
  • Relationship to Father and Son (246)
  • Different Formulas (247-248)

Teaching of the Faith

  • Root of Faith (249)
  • Three Important Terms (250-252)
  • One God (253)
  • Distinct Persons (254)
  • Based on Relationships (255-256)

The Trinitarian Missions

  • God's Plan Unfolds (257)
  • The Work of All Three (258)
  • Revealing Each Person (259)
  • Inviting All (260)

Almighty

  • His Almighty Power (268-269)
  • A Fatherly Care (270-271)
  • God's Mysterious Ways (272-274)

Creation of Heaven and Earth

  • The First Act of Creation (279-281)

Catechesis on Creation

  • Finding Our Origins (282-283)
  • Questions Beyond Science (284)
  • Challenges to Faith (285)
  • Responses (286)
  • Need for Revelation (287-288)
  • First Three Chapters (289)

The Work of the Trinity

  • Three Truths (290)
  • The Work of Three Persons (291-292)
  • Manifesting and Communicating the Glory (293-294)

The Mystery of Creation

  • Freely Willed by God (295)
  • Starting from Nothing (296-297)
  • Beyond Bodily Life (298)
  • Sharing in God's Goodness (299)
  • Above Yet Present (300)
  • Bringing to Completion (301)

Divine Providence

  • Creation's Destiny (302-305)
  • Inviting Us to Cooperate (306-308)
  • Why is There Evil? (309)
  • A World "In a State of Journeying" (310)
  • Moral Evil (311)
  • Good from Evil (312-314)
  • Heaven and Earth (325-327)
  • Angels (328-330)
  • With Christ (331)
  • Activity in Scripture (332-333)
  • Their Work Now (334-336)

The Visible World

  • Six Days of Work (337-338)
  • Dependent and Diverse (339-341)
  • Man at the Summit (342-343)
  • Day of Rest (344-348)
  • Eighth Day (349)

Man in God's Image

  • The Four Aspects of Man (355)
  • The Dignity of God's Image - The Human Person (356-357)
  • All for Man (358)
  • United in Christ (359-361)

Body and Soul - Truly One

  • Man - Body and Soul (362-363)
  • In God's Image (364)
  • Only One Nature (365-368)

Male and Female

  • Equality of Man and Woman (369-370)
  • Made for Each Other (371-373)
  • Created in Original Harmony (374-376)
  • In Control and in the Garden (377-379)
  • The Source of Evil (385)

Sin and Grace

  • Understanding Sin (386-387)
  • Adam and Christ (388-389)
  • Human History and the Fall (390)
  • A Prior Fall - Satan (391)
  • A Free Irrevocable Choice (392-393)
  • Disastrous Influence (394-395)

Original Sin

  • Man's Need to Be Tested (396)
  • The First Sin (397)
  • What They Lost (398-399)
  • A History of Sin (400-401)
  • Everyone Affected (402-403)
  • Transmission of Effects (404)
  • Deprived of Our Heritage (405)
  • Two Errors (406)
  • Today's Battle (407)
  • A Battlefield Due to Sin (408-409)
  • A Promised Victory (410-411)
  • Why Was Sin Permitted? (412)

Jesus Christ, His Only Son Born of Mary

  • Jesus - God's Gift in Time's Fullness (422-424)
  • Preached by Eyewitnesses (425)
  • Seeing God's Plan in Christ (426-428)
  • Four Parts (429)

His Only Son - Our Lord

  • The Name Jesus (430-431)
  • Invoking the Name (432-433)
  • The Power of the Name (434-435)
  • The Name "Christ" (436-437)
  • The Anointed Messiah (438-440)

Only Son of God

  • "Son of God" - a Human Title (441)
  • A Divine Sonship (442-443)
  • The Father's Voice (444-445)
  • The Name "Lord" (446)
  • During His Lifetime (447)
  • The Post-Resurrection Meaning (448-451)
  • Why Did Jesus Come? (456-459)
  • Our Gift (460)
  • Becoming Flesh - The Incarnation (461-462)
  • The Unique Christian Belief (463)

True God and True Man

  • Heresies about Jesus (464)
  • Gnostic Docetism (465)
  • Jesus is Not a Human Person (466)
  • Jesus Had a True Human Nature (467)
  • Overstressing His Humanity (468-469)

Son of God - Yet Man

  • How Did Jesus Become Man? (470)
  • Jesus' Human Knowledge (471-472)
  • Knowing God's Plan (473-474)
  • Having Two Wills (475)
  • Seeing God Through Jesus' Body (476-477)
  • Importance of the Sacred Heart (478)

Conceived by the Holy Spirit

  • Mary Conceives by the Spirit (484-486)

Mary's Prerogatives

  • Mary and Jesus (487-488)
  • Holy Women (489)
  • Conceived Without Sin (490-491)
  • Redeemed by Christ's Merits (492-493)
  • Total Gift of Self (494)
  • Truly - The Mother of God (495)
  • Conceiving Yet Remaining a Virgin (496-498)
  • Always a Virgin (499-501)

God's Plan for Mary

  • Why Born of a Virgin? (502-504)
  • A New Era Begins (505-507)

Mysteries of Christ's Life

  • The Stories (512-513)
  • Stories That Reveal the Mystery (514-515)
  • The Mystery at Work in the Stories (516-518)
  • We Share His Riches (519-521)

Jesus' Infancy and Hidden Life

  • The Prophets and John the Baptist (522-524)
  • Our Christmas Mystery (525-526)
  • The Circumcision (527)
  • The Three Wise Men (528)
  • Encounter in the Temple (529)
  • Fleeing to Egypt (530)
  • Thirty Years of Obedience (531-533)
  • Consecrated to the Father (534)

Jesus' Public Life

  • Getting Baptized (535)
  • Anointed for His Mission (536)
  • Buried with Him (537)
  • Faithful in the Desert (538-540)
  • Preaching the Kingdom (541-542)
  • Everyone's Kingdom - Especially for the Poor and Sinful (543-545)
  • Need for a Choice (546)
  • Miracle Power (547-548)
  • Setting People Free (549-550)

Forming the Apostles

  • Choosing the Twelve (551)
  • Placing Peter at the Head (552-553)
  • Transfigured Before Them (554)
  • Disclosing His Glory (555-556)
  • Toward Death in Jerusalem (557-558)
  • Entering Jerusalem (559-560)

Suffered, Crucified, Died and Buried

  • Accomplishing God's Plan (571-573)
  • Reasons for the Accusations (574-575)
  • The Four Objections (576)

Jesus, the Law, and the Temple

  • Fulfilling the Law (577)
  • Keeping the Law (578-580)
  • Offending Some Teachers (581-582)
  • Respect for the Temple (583-584)
  • The Temple's Destruction (585-586)

The Claims of Jesus

  • The Real Stumbling Block - Forgiving Sins (587-589)
  • Believing His Claims (590-591)

The Trial

  • Varied Jewish Opinions (595-596)
  • Jews are Not Collectively Responsible for Jesus' Death (597)
  • We Sinners are Responsible (598)
  • Not a Coincidence (599-600)
  • Foretold by Scripture (601)
  • Jesus in Solidarity with Sinners (602-603)
  • God's Initiative in Christ (604-605)

For Our Sins

  • Jesus Embraced Plan of Salvation (606-607)
  • The Suffering Lamb (608-609)
  • Perpetuating His Sacrifice (610-611)
  • Accepting the Cup (612)
  • Surpassing All Other Sacrifices (613-615)
  • Becoming the Source of Salvation (616-617)
  • Invited to Drink His Cup (618)

A True Death

  • Mystery of the Tomb (624)
  • The Link Between Mortal and Immortal State (625-626)
  • A Unique Corpse (627)
  • Our Burial in Baptism (628)

Descended into Hell and Rose on the Third Day

  • Descent and Ascent (631-632)
  • Declaring the Just (633-634)
  • Preaching to the Dead (635)
  • The Crowning Truth - He is Risen (638)

Historical and Transcendent

  • A Real Event (639)
  • Discovering the Tomb Empty (640)
  • Appearing to the Disciples (641)
  • Making Them Witnesses (642)
  • Experiencing the Risen Jesus (643-644)
  • Having a Real Body (645)
  • A Life Beyond Time and Space (646)
  • A Historical Event Surpassing History (647)
  • A Work of Three Persons (648-649)
  • Body and Soul United to Divine Person (650)

The Meaning and Saving Significance

  • Confirming His Own Teaching and Promise (651-653)
  • Our Freeing and Our Receiving (654-655)
  • The Ascension - His Irreversible Entry into Glory (659-661)
  • His Descending and Ascending (662-663)
  • Seated in Glory (664)

Coming in Glory

  • All Power in Heaven and Earth (668-669)
  • The Last Hour (670)
  • Waiting for the King (671-672)
  • Awaiting Israel's Conversion (673-674)
  • The Final Deception - The Antichrist (675-676)
  • Triumph after Trials (677)
  • Then - All Gathered for Judgment (678-679)

The Holy Spirit

  • Saying "Jesus is Lord" (683)
  • The Spirit - The Last Person Revealed (684)
  • The Spirit Works in Our Midst (685-686)

Believing in the Spirit

  • Hidden - Yet Known by His Works (687-688)
  • The Son and Spirit Working Together (689-690)

Name, Titles and Symbols

  • Both Spirit and Holy (691)
  • Seven Other Names (692-693)
  • Eight Symbols of the Holy Spirit (694-701)

The Time of the Promises

  • The Spirit's Words about Christ (702)
  • Creation - Both at Work (703-704)
  • The Promised Progeny (705-706)
  • The Spirit Revealing Yet Concealing (707-708)
  • God Amidst Israel's Infidelity (709-710)
  • The Spirit Prophesying the Messiah (711-713)
  • The Spirit and Jesus (714-716)

The Time of Fulfillment

  • John - Elijah in the Power of the Spirit (717-720)
  • Mary - The Spirit's Masterpiece (721-723)
  • The Spirit Uniting Others in Mary (724-726)
  • Jesus - Anointed by the Spirit (727)
  • Revealing the Spirit (728-729)
  • Giving the Spirit (730)

The Final Days

  • Pentecost - The Spirit's Continual Coming (731-732)
  • Forgiving Sins and Bearing Fruit (733-736)
  • Bringing All into God's Communion (737)
  • Sending the Church (738)
  • Three Other Parts of This Catechism (739-741)

The Catholic Church

  • The Spirit and the Church (748-750)

God's Plan for the Church

  • The Church - Names and Images (751)
  • Three Meanings (752)
  • The Symbols of Church (753-757)

Origin - Foundation - Mission

  • The Trinity's Plan for the Church (758)
  • The Father's Family (759)
  • The Goal of Creation (760)
  • Preparing for the Church (761-762)
  • Jesus Ushers in the Kingdom (763-764)
  • Gives the Church a Structure (765-766)
  • The Spirit Displays the Church (767-768)

Mystery of the Church

  • On Pilgrimage until the Glory (769-770)
  • Visible and Spiritual (771)
  • Where God and Man are One (772-773)
  • A Visible Sign of Salvation (774)
  • Sign of Man's Unity (775-776)

The People of God

  • Jew and Gentile Formed by the Spirit (781)
  • Seven Characteristics of God's People (782)
  • The Three Offices of Christ (783-786)

The Body of Christ

  • Abiding in Jesus' Body (787-788)
  • Three Qualities (789)
  • Unity and Diversity in the Church (790-791)
  • Growth in Christ (792-794)
  • The Whole Christ (795)
  • Bride and Bridegroom (796)
  • The Temple of the Spirit (797-798)
  • The Spirit's Gifts for the Church (799-801)

The Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic

  • The Four Essential Features (811-812)

The Church is One

  • Unity from the Trinity (813)
  • Diversity within the Unity (814)
  • Three Bonds of Unity (815)
  • Entrusted to Peter and the Apostles (816)
  • Ruptures of Unity (817-818)
  • Outside the Church (819)
  • Recovering Our Lost Unity (820-822)

The Church is Holy

  • Made Holy by the Bridegroom (823-824)
  • All Called to Be Holy (825-826)
  • Gathering up Sinners (827)
  • Canonizing Saints (828-829)

The Church is Catholic

  • Catholic (Universal) in Means and in Mission (830-831)
  • Catholic Even When Local (832-833)
  • Unity in Rome (834)
  • In a Variety of Cultures (835)
  • All are Called (836)
  • Some are Incorporated (837-838)
  • The Jews - Awaiting an Unknown Messiah (839-840)
  • Muslims (841)
  • A Common Origin (842)
  • Other Religions (843)
  • Possible Mistakes in Religious Behavior (844)
  • The Church as Noah's Ark (845)
  • "Outside the Church There is No Salvation" (846)
  • Refusing to Enter (847)
  • Just Not Knowing (848)

The Church on Mission

  • Sent to the Whole World (849-850)
  • To Save All (851)
  • Led by the Spirit (852)
  • Failures and Patience (853-854)
  • The Obstacle of Divisions (855)
  • The Truths in Each Culture (856)

The Church is Apostolic

  • Apostolic in Three Ways (857)
  • The Original Twelve and Their Successors (858-860)
  • The Duty to Pass on the Office (861-862)
  • Sharing in the Mission (863-864)
  • The Kingdom Fully Revealed (865)

Christ's Faithful and the Communion of Saints

  • Sharing in the Threefold Office (871-872)

The Church's Hierarchy

  • Diversity of Ministries (873-874)
  • Receiving a Mandate - Holy Orders (875)
  • A Service (876)
  • A College of Service (877)
  • A Personal Quality (878-879)
  • The Apostolic College (880-881)
  • Foundation of Unity (882)
  • The College of Bishops (883-885)
  • Unity in the Diocese and the Province (886-887)

Teaching - Sanctifying - Governing

  • Infallibility in Faith and Morals (888-890)
  • Pope and Bishops (891)
  • Non-Infallible Definitions (892)
  • Sanctifying the Church (893)
  • The Bishop and His Diocese (894-896)

The Laity

  • The Mission of the Lay Faithful (897-899)
  • Right to Preach the Gospel (900)
  • Consecrating the World and the Family (901-902)
  • Permanent and Other Ministries (903)
  • Witness of Life and Word (904-905)
  • Bringing Their Special Competence (906-907)
  • Changing the World (908-909)
  • Helping Their Pastors (910-911)
  • Church and Society (912-913)

Consecrated Life

  • Evangelical Counsels (914)
  • Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience (915-916)
  • Many Religious Families (917-919)
  • The Hermit in Solitude (920-921)
  • The Consecrated Virgin (922-924)
  • Consecrated in Canonical in stitutes (925-926)
  • United with the Bishop (927)
  • Consecrated Life in the World (928-929)
  • Apostolic Life in Common (930)
  • Consecrated and Serving (931-932)
  • While Awaiting Jesus' Return (933)

The Communion of Saints

  • Forming One Body (946-948)
  • Five Communions (949-953)
  • Three States of the Church (954-956)
  • Saints in Heaven (957-958)
  • Souls in Purgatory (959)
  • Mary (963)

Mother of the Church

  • From Conception to Cross to Ascension (964-965)
  • Being Assumed into Heaven (966)
  • A Unique Member (967-968)
  • Annunciation to Assumption (969-970)
  • Devotion to Mary (971)
  • Mary - What We Will Be (972)

Forgiveness of Sins

  • Forgive or Retain (976)
  • Through Baptism (977-978)
  • Forgiveness after Baptism (979-980)
  • The Keys of Forgiveness (981)
  • Power over All Sins (982-983)

Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting

  • Rising Like Christ Did (988-991)
  • Progressively Revealed (992)
  • Pharisees and Sadducees (993)
  • Promises and Signs (994-996)

How This Happens

  • Reunited with the Soul (997-998)
  • Those Blessed in Christ (999)
  • By the Eucharist (1000)
  • At the End of Time (1001)
  • A Hidden Gift (1002-1003)
  • Respect for the Body (1004)

Dying with Christ

  • Physical Death (1005)
  • The Mystery of Death (1006-1007)
  • Jesus Transforms Death (1008-1009)
  • Death in Christ's Grace (1010-1011)
  • No Reincarnation (1012-1013)
  • Providing for Death (1014)

Particular Judgment

  • Returning to the Creator (1020)
  • Judged Immediately (1021-1022)
  • Going to Heaven (1023-1025)
  • Doors Opened by Jesus (1026)
  • Images of Heaven (1027)
  • Seeing God (1028-1029)

Purgatory and Hell

  • Those Purified (1030-1032)
  • Hell - Final Separation from God (1033)
  • Jesus' Teaching (1034)
  • The Church Teaching (1035-1036)
  • No One Predestined to Hell (1037)

Final Judgment

  • For All (1038-1040)
  • A Help to Conversion (1041)
  • The Renewal of All Creation (1042-1044)
  • The Unity of the Human Race (1045)
  • Unity with Creation (1046)
  • How or When? (1047-1050)
  • The Meaning of "Amen" (1061-1062)
  • "Amen" and "I Believe" (1063-1065)

Part Two: The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (1066-1690)

Liturgy and Sacraments

  • Accomplishing the Father's Plan (1066-1067)

Why the Liturgy

  • Proclaiming These Mysteries (1068)
  • Sharing in God's Work (1069)
  • Actions of Christ (1070)
  • Actions of the Church (1071-1072)
  • Summit of Prayer and Activity (1073-1074)
  • From Visible to Invisible (1075)
  • Dispensing Christ's Gifts (1076)

The Father

  • Blessed by the Father (1077-1079)
  • Old Testament Blessings (1080-1081)
  • Two Dimensions of Liturgy (1082-1083)

Christ

  • Making the Events Present (1084-1085)
  • Set in Motion (1086)
  • Structured by Liturgy (1087)
  • Always Present (1088-1089)
  • Sharing in Heaven's Liturgy (1090)
  • The Spirit and the Church (1091-1092)

The Spirit

  • Retaining Old Testament Images (1093-1095)
  • Jewish Source but Christian Faith (1096)
  • Preconditions for the Encounter (1097-1098)
  • The Spirit and God's Word (1099-1102)
  • Making a Remembrance (1103)
  • Making the Mystery Present (1104-1105)
  • Spirit's Transforming Power (1106-1107)
  • Fruits of the Liturgy (1108-1109)

The Sacraments

  • The Seven Sacraments (1113)
  • All Initiated by Christ (1114-1116)
  • The Church's Treasures (1117-1118)
  • The Baptized and the Ordained (1119-1120)
  • The Seal of Three Sacraments (1121)

Sacraments of Faith and Salvation

  • Evangelizing Implies Sacraments (1122)
  • Instructed in Faith (1123-1124)
  • Not to Be Changed (1125-1126)
  • Sending the Spirit "Ex Opere Operato" (1127-1129)
  • Prefiguring Eternal Glory (1130)
  • Four Questions (1135)

Celebrating Liturgy

  • The Whole Christ (1136)
  • Celebrants in Heaven (1137-1139)
  • Celebrants on Earth (1140)
  • Various Functions (1143-1144)
  • Meanings of the Signs (1145)
  • Signs from the Human World (1146-1149)
  • Signs of the Covenant (1150)
  • Signs Taken up by Christ (1151-1152)
  • A Dialogue with the Father (1153)
  • Liturgy's Word and Action (1154-1155)
  • Pre-eminence of Music (1156)
  • Three Criteria (1157-1158)
  • Icons of Christ (1159-1160)
  • Icon of Mary (1161-1162)
  • Feasts Throughout the Year (1163-1164)
  • Today (1165)
  • Sunday - The First and Eighth Day (1166-1167)
  • Easter - "The Feast of Feasts" (1168-1169)
  • When Celebrated (1170)
  • The Beginning of Salvation (1171)
  • Honoring the Saints (1172-1173)
  • Sanctifying the Whole Day (1174)
  • All Should Participate (1175-1176)
  • Meditating on the Word (1177-1178)
  • Celebrated Anywhere (1179)
  • Constructing Churches (1180)
  • Church Furnishings (1181-1184)
  • Places for Sacraments (1185)
  • Crossing the Threshold (1186)

Unity and Diversity

  • Diverse Traditions (1200-1201)
  • Diverse Geographical Areas (1202-1203)
  • Redeeming the Culture (1204)
  • Diversity Not to Damage Unity (1205-1206)

Grouping the Sacraments

  • Seven Sacraments (1210)
  • Three Groups (1211)
  • Three Initiation Sacraments (1212)

Baptism

  • Baptism - Door to the Spirit (1213)
  • Various Names (1214-1216)

History of Salvation

  • Events Prefiguring Baptism (1217-1222)
  • Fulfilled in Jesus (1223)
  • John's Baptism (1224)
  • The Cross (1225)
  • Baptizing after Pentecost (1226)
  • Entering Christ's Death (1227-1228)
  • Six Essential Elements of Conversion (1229)
  • The Rite Has Varied (1230-1231)
  • Restored Catechumenate (1232-1233)
  • Ten Parts of the Rite (1234-1245)
  • Not Yet Baptized? (1246)
  • The Catechumenate (1247-1249)
  • Infant Baptism (1250-1252)
  • Need for Beginning Faith (1253-1255)
  • Who Can Baptize? (1256)

Necessity of Baptism

  • The Only Door We Know (1257)
  • Death before Baptism (1258)
  • Salvation of Those Not Baptized (1259-1261)

The Graces of Baptism

  • Two Main Effects (1262)
  • Forgiving Sin/Removing Punishment (1263)
  • Consequences Remain (1264)
  • Effects of Baptism (1265-1266)
  • Joined with Others (1267-1268)
  • Duties of Baptized (1269-1270)
  • One with All the Baptized (1271)
  • Effects of Baptismal Seal (1272-1273)
  • Sealed Forever (1274)

Confirmation

  • Completes Baptism (1285)

In the History of Salvation

  • The Spirit and the Messiah (1286)
  • Given Now to All (1287)
  • Laying on of Hands (1288)
  • Chrism (1289)
  • Joined or Separated? (1290)
  • Double Anointing (1291)
  • Different Stress (1292)

The Signs and Rite

  • What Anointing Expresses (1293-1294)
  • Seal of Christ's Ownership (1295-1296)
  • Consecration of Oil (1297)
  • Need for Renewing Baptismal Vows (1298)
  • Involving the Spirit (1299)
  • Essential Rite (1300)
  • Communion with Bishop (1301)
  • Six Effects (1302-1303)
  • Indelible Mark (1304-1305)

Who Can Receive

  • The Baptized (1306)
  • When Received (1307-1308)
  • Preparing (1309)
  • State of Grace (1310-1311)
  • Who Can Confirm? (1312-1314)
  • Danger of Death (1315)

The Eucharist

  • Full Initiation (1322-1323)

Source and Summit of Church Life

  • All Oriented to the Eucharist (1324)
  • Culmination of God's Saving Acts (1325-1327)
  • Ten Names (1328-1332)

The History of Salvation

  • Becoming Christ's Body and Blood (1333)
  • Jewish Bread and Wine (1334)
  • Gospel Miracles (1335-1336)
  • Instituting the Eucharist (1337)
  • Four Accounts (1338)
  • Luke's Account (1339)
  • The New Passover (1340)

Liturgical Celebration

  • Until He Comes (1341)
  • Celebrated from Beginning (1342-1344)
  • St. Justin's Outline (1345)
  • Two Parts (1346-1347)
  • Christ Presides Invisibly (1348)
  • Reading, Homily, and Intercessions (1349)
  • Presentation of the Gifts (1350-1351)
  • Six Parts of Eucharistic Prayer (1352-1355)

Thanksgiving-Memorial-Presence

  • Celebrating for Centuries (1356-1357)
  • Three Aspects (1358)
  • Thanksgiving and Praise to the Father (1359-1361)
  • A Living Memorial (1362-1364)
  • Also a Sacrifice (1365-1366)
  • The Cross and the Eucharist (1367-1368)
  • The Whole Church on Earth (1369)
  • The Church in Heaven and Purgatory (1370-1372)

The Presence of Christ

  • The Risen Christ - Especially Present (1373)
  • The Real Presence (1374)
  • Power of Priest's Words (1375)
  • Declaration of Trent (1376)
  • Continuing Presence (1377)
  • Signs of Adoration (1378)
  • Importance of Tabernacle (1379)

The Paschal Banquet

  • Sacrifice and Sacrament (1382-1383)
  • Preparing for Communion (1384-1385)
  • A Worthy Reception (1386-1387)
  • Need to Receive (1388-1389)
  • Under One Species (1390)

The Fruits

  • The Seven Effects of Holy Communion (1391-1398)

Christian Unity

  • Intercommunion with Orthodox (1399)
  • With Other Churches (1400)
  • In Grave Necessity (1401)
  • Anticipating Heavenly Glory (1402-1403)
  • Our Sign of Hope (1404-1405)

Penance and Reconciliation

  • Two Sacraments Confronting Sin and Death (1420-1421)
  • Two Effects of Penance (1422)
  • The Five Names (1423-1424)
  • Need for Post-Baptismal Forgiveness (1425-1426)

Conversion and Penance

  • First and Second Conversion (1427-1429)
  • A Radical Reorientation (1430-1431)
  • A Gift from God (1432-1433)
  • Forms of Penance (1434)
  • Many Means (1435)
  • Source and Times of Conversion (1436-1438)
  • Process of Conversion (1439)

The Sacrament

  • Reconciliation with God and the Church (1440)
  • Only God Forgives Sins (1441-1442)
  • Power Given to Apostles (1443-1445)
  • Recovering Baptismal Grace (1446)
  • Two Different Forms (1447)
  • Two Unchanging Elements (1448)
  • The Absolution (1449)

Acts of the Penitent

  • Three Acts (1450)
  • Two Types of Contrition (1451-1454)
  • Telling All Mortal Sins (1455-1456)
  • Necessary Confession (1457)
  • Devotional Confession (1458)
  • Need to Repair (1459)
  • Imposing a Penance (1460)

Minister of the Sacrament

  • Who Has the Power? (1461-1462)
  • Forgiving Excommunication (1463)
  • Encouraging Frequent Confession (1464-1466)
  • Seal of Confession (1467)

Effects

  • Restores to God's Friendship (1468)
  • Reconciles to the Church (1469)
  • Anticipates Particular Judgment (1470)

Indulgences

  • Plenary and Partial (1471)
  • Hell and Purgatory (1472-1473)
  • The Church's Treasury (1474-1477)
  • Opening the Church Treasury (1478-1479)

Celebration of the Sacrament

  • Aspects of the Sacrament of Penance (1480)
  • The Byzantine Absolution (1481)
  • Communal Celebration (1482)
  • General Confession in Grave Necessity (1483)
  • Personal Confession (1484)

Anointing of the Sick

  • To Raise up the Sick (1499)

Basis for the Sacrament

  • Man's Gravest Problem (1500-1501)
  • Sin and Redemption (1502)
  • Jesus' Love for the Sick (1503-1505)
  • The Power to Heal (1506-1508)
  • Sacraments of Healing (1509-1510)
  • Healing as a Sacrament (1511-1513)

Who Receives and Who Administers

  • In Danger of Death (1514-1515)
  • Ministers of the Sacrament (1516)

Celebration and Effects

  • Three Sacraments (1517-1519)
  • Three Effects - Peace, Healing and Forgiveness (1520)
  • Consecrated to Christ's Sufferings (1521-1523)
  • Sacraments for the Journey (1524-1525)

Holy Orders

  • Two Sacraments of Service to Others (1533-1535)
  • Bishop - Priest - Deacon (1536)

Holy Orders in Economy of Salvation

  • Placing in an Order (1537-1538)
  • The Old Testament Priesthood (1539-1540)
  • Prefiguring Christ's Priesthood (1541-1543)
  • Christ's Single Offering (1544-1545)
  • Two Priesthoods - Hierarchical and Common (1546-1547)
  • Acting in the Person of Christ (1548-1549)
  • The Sins of the Minister (1550-1551)
  • Representing Christ and the Church (1552-1553)

Three Degrees of Order

  • Bishop - Priest - Deacon (1554)
  • Bishop - The Fullness of Sacred Orders (1555-1557)
  • Three Powers (1558)
  • The Episcopal Body (1559)
  • The Local Church (1560-1561)
  • Ordaining Priests as Co-Workers (1562-1564)
  • For the Whole World (1565-1566)
  • The Brotherhood of the Priests (1567-1568)
  • Deacons, a Ministry for the Bishop (1569-1571)

Celebrating the Sacrament

  • Essential Rite (1572-1573)
  • Rites - Signs of the Effects (1574)
  • Who Confers? (1575-1576)
  • Who Receives? (1577-1578)
  • Celibacy (1579-1580)

The Effects

  • The Seal of an Indelible Character (1581-1584)
  • Each Configured to Christ (1585-1589)

Matrimony

  • Definition of Matrimony (1601)

God's Plan

  • Marriage - At the Beginning and the End (1602)
  • God's Laws for Marriage (1603)
  • All Called to Love (1604)
  • Leaving All (1605)
  • Disorder within Marriage (1606)
  • Source of the Disorder (1607-1608)
  • Dual Punishment (1609)

Marriage in the Scriptures

  • Old Testament Divorce (1610-1611)
  • Jesus Reviews the Marriage Covenant (1612-1615)
  • Christ's Love for His Church (1616-1617)
  • Virgins - Bonded to Christ (1618-1620)

Celebrating the Sacrament

  • Eucharist and Penance (1621-1622)
  • Rule of the Spouses (1623-1624)
  • A Free, Human Consent (1625-1628)
  • Church Tribunal (1629)
  • Before a Priest and Two Witnesses (1630-1631)
  • Marriage Preparation (1632)
  • Problems in a Mixed Marriage (1633-1634)
  • Duty of the Catholic (1635-1637)

Effects of Marriage Bond

  • A Perpetual and Exclusive Bond (1638)
  • Never to Be Broken (1639-1640)
  • Christ's Graces (1641-1642)

Conjugal Love

  • Three Requirements (1643)
  • No Longer Two (1644-1645)
  • Polygamy (1645)
  • Fidelity and Indissolubility (1646-1648)
  • Separated but Still Married (1649)
  • New Civil Marriage (1650-1651)
  • Open to Children (1652-1654)

The Domestic Church

  • The Home as the First Church (1655-1657)
  • Single Persons (1658)

Sacramentals and Christian Funerals

  • Signs Resembling Sacraments (1667)

Characteristics of Sacramentals

  • Sanctifying Persons, Places and Things 1668-1669)
  • Preparing for Grace (1670)
  • Blessings (1671-1672)
  • Exorcism (1693)
  • Popular Forms of Piety (1674-1675)
  • An Answer to Problems (1676)

Christian Funerals

  • The Life to Come (1680)
  • From Sacraments to Eternal Life (1681-1683)
  • Celebration of Funerals (1684-1685)
  • Three Places of Celebration (1686-1690)

Part Three: Life in Christ (1691-2550)

Dignity in Christ

  • God's Greatest Work (1691-1692)
  • Called to Be Perfect (1693-1695)
  • The Seven Catechetical Needs (1696-1698)
  • Aspects of Man's Call (1699)
  • Man's Vocation (1700)

The Beatitudes

  • Blessed (1716)
  • Paradoxical Blessings (1717)
  • Goal of Man's Existence (1718-1719)
  • Entering the Kingdom (1720-1722)
  • Confronted with Moral Choices (1723-1724)

Man's Freedom

  • Free to Choose (1730)
  • Good or Evil (1731-1733)
  • Responsible for Acts (1734-1735)
  • God's Confrontations (1736-1737)
  • Respecting Freedom (1738)
  • Abuse of Freedom (1739-1740)
  • Grace and Freedom (1741-1742)

Morality

  • "Father of His Acts" (1749-1750)

Sources of Morality

  • Three Sources (1750)
  • The Object Chosen (1751)
  • The Intention (1752-1753)
  • The Circumstances (1754)
  • Determining Good and Evil Acts (1755-1756)

Morality of the Passions

  • Their Help (1762)
  • Passageway from Senses to Mind (1763-1764)
  • Loving Good or Evil (1765-1766)
  • Passions to Good and Evil (1767-1768)
  • The Holy Spirit and Feeling (1769-1770)

Moral Conscience

  • An Inner Law (1776)
  • Conscience - Judge of Individual Acts (1777-1779)
  • An Upright Conscience Assumes Responsibility (1780-1782)
  • Man's Duty - To Have a Right Conscience (1783-1785)
  • Difficulties in Judging (1786-1789)
  • Sources of Errors in Judgment (1790-1792)
  • Unable to Overcome (1793-1794)

The Virtues

  • Always Strong to the Good (1803)
  • The Human Moral Virtues (1804)
  • The Four Cardinal Virtues (1805-1809)
  • The Virtues Need Grace (1810-1811)

Faith-Hope-Charity

  • The Three Theological Virtues (1812-1813)
  • Believing What God Revealed (1814-1816)
  • Hoping and Searching for the Kingdom (1817-1818)
  • Abraham's Hope (1819)
  • Our Hope of Heaven Through Jesus (1820-1821)
  • Loving God and Neighbor (1822-1824)
  • Paul's Description (1825-1826)
  • Love Animates the Moral Life (1827-1829)

Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit

  • Gifts Which Complete the Virtues (1830-1832)

Sin and Mercy

  • Revealing His Mercy (1846)
  • Receiving His Mercy (1847-1848)
  • Defining Sin (1849-1850)
  • Sin Manifested in Christ's Passion (1851)
  • Works of the Flesh (1852)
  • Sin of Various Kinds (1853)

Mortal and Venial

  • Distinguishing Mortal and Venial Sins (1854-1855)
  • Explaining Mortal Sin (1856)
  • Three Conditions (1857)
  • Grave Matter (1858)
  • Knowledge and Consent (1859-1860)
  • Need for Repentance (1861)
  • Venial Sins (1862-1863)
  • Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (1864)

Proliferation of Sins

  • Effects of Repeated Sins (1865)
  • The Seven Capital Sins (1866)
  • Sins That Cry to Heaven (1867)
  • Accomplices in Sin (1868-1869)

The Human Community (1877-1948))

  • Individual Persons and Human Community (1877)

The Person and Society

  • Life in Society (1878-1881)
  • Family and State Communities (1882)
  • The State and Subsidiarity (1883-1885)
  • Hierarchy of Value (1886-1887)
  • Man - Called to Conversion (1888-1889)
  • Need for Authority (1897-1898)
  • Subject to Authority (1899-1900)
  • Diverse Political Structures (1901)
  • Legitimate Authority (1902-1904)
  • Good of Person and Society (1905)
  • Three Elements of Common Good (1906-1910)
  • Community of Nations (1911-1912)

Personal Responsibility

  • Duty to Participate (1913-1915)
  • Conversion (1916)
  • Inspiration (1917)

Social Justice

  • Ensuring Human Rights (1928-1930)
  • Respecting Other's Rights (1931-1933)
  • Removing Discrimination (1934-1935)
  • Unequal Distribution (1936-1937)
  • Sinful Inequalities (1938)
  • Need for Solidarity (1939)
  • Requirements of Solidarity (1940-1942)

Law, Grace and the Church

  • Saved by God's Law (1949)

The Moral Law

  • Law - God's Instructions (1950-1951)
  • Expressions of God's Law (1952-1953)
  • A Law Engraved on Man's Heart (1954)
  • Expressed in the Ten Commandments (1955)
  • Over All Men (1956)
  • Immutable (1957-1958)
  • Basis of Society (1959)

The Old and New Law

  • A Need for Revelation (1960)
  • Law Revealed to Israel (1961-1962)
  • Imperfect - Yet Preparing for the Gospel (1963-1964)
  • A New Law Given by the Spirit (1965-1966)
  • Surpassing but Not Abolishing (1967-1968)
  • Practices of the New Law (1969-1971)
  • Many New Names (1972)
  • Precepts and Counsels (1973-1974)

Justification

  • Explaining Justification (1987-1988)
  • Conversion (1989)
  • A Free Gift (1990-1991)
  • Gained by the Cross (1992)
  • Man's Free Response (1993)
  • God's Greatest Work (1994-1995)

Grace

  • The Grace of God's Call (1996-1998)
  • Sanctifying and Actual Grace (1999-2000)
  • Making Us Collaborators (2001-2002)
  • The Spirit and His Gifts (2003-2004)
  • By Faith and by Fruits (2005)

Merit

  • Right to Recompense (2006-2007)
  • Yet True Merit (2008-2010)
  • Totally a Gift (2011)

Christian Holiness

  • God's Three Steps (2012-2013)
  • Mystical Union (2014-2015)
  • Final Perseverance (2016)

The Church - Mother and Teacher

  • A Moral Life in the Church (2030-2031)
  • The Church's Right to Teach (2032-2033)
  • The Church's Teachers (2034-2037)
  • All Can Instruct (2038)
  • Making Decisions with the Church (2039-2040)
  • The Church's Six Precepts (2041-2043)
  • Witnessing by Goodness of Life (2044-2046)

The Ten Commandments

Two Texts

  • The Rich Young Man (2052-2053)
  • A Greater Righteousness (2054)
  • Two Parts (2055)

In Sacred Scripture

  • Written by God's Finger (2056)
  • Conditions Needed to Be Free (2057)
  • Ten Words (2058-2059)
  • Part of a Covenant (2060-2061)
  • Our Response to the Covenant (2062-2063)

In Church Tradition

  • Core of Church's Moral Teaching (2064-2065)
  • The Numbering (2066-2067)
  • Obligatory for All (2068)
  • Their Unity (2069)

Natural Law

  • Already Written on Man's Heart (2070-2071)
  • Obliging Everyone Everywhere (2072-2073)
  • Jesus' Power within (2074)

The First Commandment

  • Moses and Jesus (2083)

Worship the Lord, Your God

  • Our Hope in His Faithfulness (2086)

Faith-Hope-Charity

  • Our Owed Obedience (2087)
  • Sins against Faith (2088-2089)
  • Need for Hope (2090)
  • Sins against Hope (2091-2092)
  • Sins against Charity (2093-2094)

Serving God Alone

  • Religion (2095)
  • Adoring by Acknowledging (2096-2097)
  • Need for Prayer (2098)
  • Adoring God by Sacrifices (2099-2100)
  • Promises and Vows (2101-2102)
  • Evangelical Counsels (2103)

Social Duty and Religious Freedom

  • Seeking Truth (2104)
  • Offering Genuine Worship (2105)
  • Engaging Religious Freedom (2106-2107)
  • Limits to Liberty (2108-2109)

No Other Gods

  • Superstition and Irreligion (2110-2111)
  • Idolatry (2112-2114)
  • Seven Forms of Divination (2115-2116)
  • Magic, Sorcery and Spiritism (2117)
  • Three Forms of Irreligion (2118)
  • Tempting God (2119)
  • Sacrilege (2120)
  • Simony (2121)
  • Money and Sacraments (2122)

Atheism and Agnosticism

  • Three Forms of Atheism (2123-2124)
  • Sources of Atheism (2125-2126)
  • Forms of Agnosticism (2127-2128)
  • God is Greater Than Images (2129-2130)
  • Christ - A New Era (2131-2132)

The Second Commandment

Holy is His Name

  • Uniqueness of God's Name (2142-2143)
  • The Mystery of God (2144-2146)
  • Promises (2147)
  • Five Forms of Blasphemy (2148)
  • Other Sins (2149)
  • Rejecting False Oaths (2150-2151)
  • Types of Perjury (2152)
  • Jesus' Teaching (2153-2154)
  • Other Circumstances of Refusing an Oath (2155)

The Christian Name

  • The Holiness of a Christian Name (2156-2158)
  • Jesus and Your New Name (2159)

The Third Commandment

  • The Sabbath - Rest and Liberation (2168-2170)
  • Sign of the Covenant (2171-2172)
  • Jesus' Interpretation (2173)

The Lord'S Day

  • The First and the Eighth (2174)
  • A New Hope - a New Day (2175-2176)
  • Six Holy Days of Obligation (2177)
  • The Weekly Parish Gathering (2178-2179)
  • A Grave Obligation (2180-2182)
  • When No Priest (2183)

Grace and Rest

  • Sunday Priorities (2184)
  • A Common Effort Needed (2187-2188)

The Fourth Commandment

  • Fulfilling the Two Commands (2196)
  • Positive Duties in Correct Order (2197-2198)
  • To Children and to Others (2199)
  • A Promised Reward (2200)

The Family in God'S Plan

  • Goals of the Family (2201-2203)
  • The Family of Singular Importance (2204-2206)
  • The Basic Cell of Society (2207-2208)
  • Obligations Towards Families (2209-2210)
  • Duties of the Political Community (2211)
  • Touching All Relationships (2212-2213)

Duties of Family Members

  • Honor Coming from Gratitude (2214-2215)
  • Respect by Obedience (2216)
  • Role of Grown Children (2217-2218)
  • Other Family Members (2219-2220)
  • The Primordial Parental Responsibility (2221-2222)
  • How They Fulfill (2223-2224)
  • Grace from the Sacrament (2225-2226)
  • Contribution by the Children (2227-2228)
  • Rights of Parents (2229)
  • Rights of Grown Children (2230-2231)
  • A Person's First Responsibility (2231-2233)

Authorities in Civil Society

  • Public Authority (2234)
  • Three Duties of Government (2235-2237)
  • Duties of Citizens (2238-2240)
  • Accepting Immigrants (2241)
  • Times to Refuse Obedience (2242)

Armed Resistance

  • Conditions for Armed Resistance to Oppression (2243)

The Church'S Vision

  • A Society with God's Vision (2244)
  • The Church and the Political Community (2245-2246)

The Fifth Commandment

  • Why Life is Sacred (2258)

Respecting Human Life

  • A History of Violence (2259-2260)
  • Biblical Directive (2261-2262)
  • Self Defense - The Principle of Double Effect (2263-2264)
  • The Duty of Self-Defense (2265-2266)

Other Issues

  • The Death Penalty (2267)
  • Direct Killing (2268)
  • Other Forbidden Acts (2269)

Abortion

  • Respect for Life from Moment of Conception (2270)
  • First Century Teaching (2271)
  • Excommunication for Formal Cooperation (2272)
  • Right to Life - Inherent in the Person (2773)
  • Care for Embryo (2274-2275)
  • Euthanasia (2276-2277)
  • Legitimate Practices (2278-2279)
  • Suicide (2280-2281)
  • Other Issues (2282-2283)

Respect for Others and Self

  • Scandal - Harm Done to Others (2284-2285)
  • Scandals from Society (2286-2287)
  • Caring for Our Health (2288-2289)
  • Alcohol and Tobacco (2290)
  • Drugs (2291)

Science

  • Scientific Research and the Dignity of the Person (2292-2293)
  • Incorrect Sources of Morality (2294-2295)
  • Proportionate Risks (2296)
  • Sins against Bodily Integrity (2297-2298)
  • Care for the Deceased Body (2299-2301)

Safeguarding Peace

  • Anger - Revenge - Hatred (2302-2303)
  • Varied Aspects of Peace (2304-2305)
  • Special Witness to Gospel (2306)
  • Avoiding War (2307-2308)
  • Four Conditions for a Just War (2309-2310)
  • Conscientious Objectors (2311)
  • Moral Law in Waging War (2312-2313)
  • Modern Means of Mass Destruction (2314)
  • Deterrence and the Arms Race (2315)
  • Arms Sales (2316)
  • Overcoming the Causes of War (2317)

The Sixth Commandment

  • Male and Female - a Capacity for Oneness (2331)
  • Accepting Identity and Dignity (2333-2335)
  • Jesus' Correct Interpretation (2336)

Called to Chastity

  • Integration of Sexuality into the Personal (2337)
  • Self-Mastery or Being Dominated (2338-2339)
  • Means to Chastity (2340-2342)
  • Growing in Chastity (2343-2345)
  • Chastity Expressed in Friendship (2346-2347)
  • Various States of Chastity (2348-2349)
  • Chastity of the Engaged (2350)
  • Six Sins against Chastity (2351-2356)

Homosexuality

  • Catholic Tradition (2357)
  • Called to Chastity (2358-2359)

Marital Love

  • Correct Ordering of Sexuality (2360-2362)
  • Two Goals of the Sexual Act (2363)
  • Fidelity to Each Other (2364)
  • Faithful to Christ (2365)
  • Open to Transmitting Life (2366-2367)
  • Regulation of Births (2368-2369)
  • Periodic Continence (2370)
  • Contraception (2371)
  • Wrong Demographic Regulation (2372)

The Gift of a Child

  • Large Families (2373-2375)
  • Gravely Immoral Techniques (2376-2377)
  • No "Right" to a Child (2378-2379)

Sins against Marriage

  • Adultery (2380-2381)
  • Divorce (2382)
  • Separation (2383)
  • Contracting Another Marriage (2384)
  • Reasons Why Wrong (2385)
  • Other Offenses against Marriage (2386-2391)

The Seventh Commandment

  • Unjust Taking or Keeping (2401)

Meant for All - Yet Private Ownership

  • Creation is for Everyone (2402-2403)
  • Benefiting the Greatest Number (2404-2406)

Respecting Persons and Their Goods

  • Three Virtues (2407)
  • Theft and Unjust Taking (2408)
  • Eight Other Sins (2409)
  • Promises and Contracts (2410-2411)
  • Need to Restore (2412)
  • Chance and Gambling (2413)
  • Enslaving for Profit (2414)
  • Stewardship for the Animals (2415-2416)
  • Right and Wrong Use (2417-2418)

The Church'S Social Doctrine

  • Moral Teachings on Social Matters (2419-2420)
  • Catholic Social Teaching (2421-2422)
  • Three Doctrines (2423-2424)
  • Law of the Marketplace (2425)

Economy and Social Justice

  • Economy within God's Moral Order (2426)
  • Work as a Duty (2427-2428)
  • Needed Regulations (2429-2430)
  • Importance of Public Authority (2431)
  • Duties of Owners (2432)
  • Just Wage (2433-2434)
  • Some Moral Questions (2435-2436)

Solidarity Among Nations

  • International Inequality (2437)
  • Serious International Problems (2438)
  • International Financial Reform (2439-2441)

The Poor

  • Duty of Lay Faithful (2442)
  • Blessing the Poor (2443-2444)
  • Selfish Use of Riches (2445-2446)
  • Almsgiving - Pleasing to God (2447)
  • Measures to Help the Poor (2449)

The Eighth Commandment

  • Witness to the Truth (2464)

Living in the Truth

  • The Scriptures (2465-2466)
  • Seeking the Truth (2467-2468)
  • Discretion and Honesty (2469-2470)
  • Christian Witness (2471-2472)
  • Martyrs for the Truth (2473-2474)

Sins against the Truth

  • Public Statements against Truth (2475-2476)
  • Inflicting Unjust Injury (2477-2479)
  • Offenses against the Truth (2480-2481)
  • The Lie - Direct Offense against Truth (2482-2484)
  • Effects of Lying (2485-2486)
  • Reparation for Lying (2487)
  • Truth - A Correct Response (2488-2489)
  • Special Cases (2490-2491)

Means of Social Communications

  • Media and Peoples' Private Lives (2492)
  • Media - Serving Society (2493-2494)
  • News Media - Justice, Yet Charity (2495-2497)
  • Manipulating Public Opinion (2498-2499)
  • Truth in the Beauty of Art (2500)
  • The Mystery of God (2501-2503)

The Ninth Commandment

  • Three Types of Illicit Desires (2514)
  • Defining "Concupiscence" (2515)
  • The Flesh Wars against the Spirit (2516)

Purifying the Heart

  • Jesus Stresses the Heart (2517-2519)
  • Four Victories in the Struggle (2520)
  • Modesty Protects the Mystery (2521-2524)
  • Purifying Our Society (2525-2527)

The Tenth Commandment

  • Relationship to Ninth (2534)

Covetous Desires

  • A Disordered Seeking (2535)
  • Sins (2536)
  • Difficult Struggle (2537)
  • Envy (2538-2540)

Desires of the Holy Spirit

  • Failure of Israel's Law (2541-2542)
  • Now - God's Righteousness (2543)
  • Jesus' Teaching (2544-2545)
  • Poor and Rich (2546-2547)
  • Seeking God (2548-2550)

Part Four: Christian Prayer (2558-2865)

Prayer in the Christian Life

  • A Personal Relationship with God (2558)
  • Begging Before God (2559)
  • God's Thirst for Us (2560-2561)
  • The Prayer of the Whole Person (2562-2563)
  • From the Covenant with the Trinity (2564-2565)
  • God Tirelessly Calls All to Prayer (2566-2567)

The Old Testament

  • Meeting God in History (2568)
  • Abel - Noah - Abraham (2569)
  • Abraham's Tested Faith (2570-2572)
  • Jacob (2573)
  • Intercession of Moses (2574-2575)
  • Face to Face (2576)
  • Bold in Intercession (2577)
  • Samuel - David - Solomon (2578-2580)
  • Temple Ritualism (2581)
  • Elijah (2582-2584)
  • A Deepening - The Psalms (2585-2586)
  • God's Words (2587-2588)
  • Blessings on Our Lips (2589)
  • The Fullness of Jesus' Prayer (2598)

The Prayer of Jesus

  • A Filial Prayer (2599)
  • Prayer at Three Decisive Moments (2600)
  • Jesus at Prayer (2601-2602)
  • Two Special Moments (2603-2604)
  • Selfless Prayer (2605)
  • Conclusion of the Prayer Drama (2606)

The Teaching of Jesus

  • Conversion and Faith (2607-2609)
  • Boldness and Watchfulness (2610-2612)
  • Three Parables (2613)
  • Prayer after Jesus' Ascension (2614-2615)
  • Jesus Responds to Prayer (2616)

The Prayer of Mary

  • Mary's Cooperative Prayer (2617)
  • Her Prayer of Intercession (2618)
  • Her Maternal Prayer (2619)

Prayer in the Age of the Church

  • Prayer after Pentecost (2623-2624)
  • Spirit-Led Formulations (2625)
  • Ascent and Descent (2626-2628)

Petition and Intercession

  • Types of Petition (2629-2630)
  • Three Kinds of Petition (2631-2633)
  • Interceding for Others (2634-2636)

Thanksgiving and Praise

  • Always Giving Thanks (2637-2638)
  • Praise of God (2639)
  • Praise of Early Church (2640-2641)
  • Heavenly Praise (2642-2643)

The Tradition of Prayer

  • Having a Will to Learn (2650-2651)

The Wellsprings of Prayer

  • The Living Water (2652)
  • Praying the Scriptures (2653-2654)
  • Assimilating Liturgical Prayer (2655)
  • Faith, Hope and Love (2656-2658)
  • Praying for Today (2659-2660)

The Way of Prayer

  • Prayer of the Local Church (2663)
  • Access to the Father (2664)
  • Praying to Jesus (2665)
  • Jesus - The Special Name (2666-2669)
  • Invoking the Holy Spirit (2670-2672)

Prayer with Mary

  • Mary's Universal Motherhood (2673-2674)
  • Two Distinct Movements (2675)
  • Elizabeth's Words (2676)
  • "Holy Mary, Mother of God" (2677)
  • The Rosary (2678-2679)

Guides for Prayer

  • The Saints (2683)
  • Various Spiritualities (2684)
  • Helpers in Prayer (2685-2686)
  • Consecrated to Prayer (2687)
  • Personal Prayer (2688)
  • Prayer Groups (2689)
  • Spiritual Directors (2690)
  • Five Places of Prayer (2691)

The Life of Prayer

  • Forgetting to Pray (2697-2698)

Expressions of Prayer

  • Three Major Expressions (2699)
  • Need for Words (2700-2702)
  • Words - Beginning of Contemplation (2703-2704)
  • Meditation (2705-2706)
  • The Fruits of Meditation (2707-2708)
  • Contemplative Prayer (2709-2719)
  • Determination to Pray (2711-2712)
  • The Child and the Sinner (2713-2714)
  • The Gaze of Contemplation (2715-2716)
  • Various Aspects (2717-2718)
  • Night of Faith (2719)

The Battle of Prayer

  • Responding to the Gift (2725)
  • Four False Ideas (2726)
  • Four Wrong Attitudes (2727)
  • Four Problems in Failure (2728)
  • Distractions (2729-2730)
  • Dryness in Prayer (2731)
  • Lack of Faith (2732)
  • Spiritual Sloth (2733)

Why Prayer is Not Heard

  • Need for Trust (2734)
  • Not Being Heard (2735-2736)
  • Problems Listed by James (2737)
  • Basing Our Prayer on Jesus' Gift (2738-2739)
  • Jesus - Praying in and for Us (2740-2741)
  • Praying Always (2742)
  • Three Truths from Tireless Fervor (2743-2745)
  • Jesus' Priestly Prayer (2746-2748)
  • Until the End of Time (2749)
  • Fulfills the Our Father (2750-2751)

The Lord's Prayer - "Our Father"

  • Luke and Matthew's Texts (2759)
  • Added Later (2760)

A Summary of the Gospels

  • Summarizing the Gospels (2761)
  • At the Heart of the Scriptures (2762-2763)
  • The Sermon on the Mount (2764)
  • Meaning of "Lord's Prayer" (2765-2766)

The Prayer of the Church

  • In the Early Church (2767)
  • In the Liturgy (2768-2769)
  • At Eucharist (2770-2771)
  • The Seven Groanings (2772)

Our Father Who Art in Heaven

  • We Dare to Say (2777-2778)
  • A Purified Idea of Father (2779)
  • The Spirit's Help (2780)
  • Adoring the Father (2781-2782)
  • Self-Revelation (2783)
  • Two Dispositions (2784-2785)
  • Meaning of "Our" (2786-2788)
  • Communion Not Division (2789-2790)
  • Our Division and Individualism (2791-2793)
  • Who Art in Heaven" (2794)
  • Our Homeland and Our Goal (2795-2796)

The Seven Petitions

  • Seven Petitions (2803)
  • First Three (2804)
  • Last Four (2805-2806)

Hallowed Be Thy Name

  • Immersion into the Mystery (2807-2808)
  • Glory of Holiness (2809)
  • Revealing His Name (2810-2812)
  • The Nations Called to Holiness (2813-2815)

Thy Kingdom Come

  • The New Testament (2816)
  • The Final Coming (2817-2819)
  • Earthly Progress (2820-2821)

Thy Will Be Done

  • Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It is in Heaven" (2822-2823)
  • Fulfilled in Jesus' Will (2824)
  • Surrendering Our Will (2825)
  • Learning God's Will (2826-2827)

Our Daily Bread

  • "Give Us This Day" (2828-2829)
  • Our Daily Bread (2830)
  • The World's Hungry (2831-2834)
  • Hunger for God's Word (2835)
  • "This Day" (2836)
  • The Daily Eucharist (2837)

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

  • Forgiving and Being Forgiven (2838)
  • "And Forgive Us Our Trespasses..." (2839)
  • Forgiving Hearts (2840-2841)
  • Jesus' Use of "As" (2842)
  • Jesus' Parable (2843)
  • To Enemies (2844)
  • To Everything (2845)

Lead Us Not into Temptation

  • Blocking Our Way (2846-2847)
  • Serving Which Master? (2848)
  • Victory by Prayer (2849)

Deliver Us from Evil

  • Delivering All (2850)
  • Satan (2851-2852)
  • Cast Out (2853)
  • From All Evils (2854)
  • "For the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory are Yours, Now and Forever" (2855)