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Catechism of the Catholic Church 3 – ST PAUL REPOSITORY

Fr Guy de Gaynesford STL

SECTION 3 - LIFE IN CHRIST. Man's vocation is life in the Holy Spirit. The dignity of the human person. Morality, conscience, virtues, sin. Free will and responsibility. The human community, co-responsibility. Law and grace. Fr Guy de Gaynesford STL is a Catholic priest and Rector of the School of the Annunciation, Devon, UK.

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2093-2109. Having considered the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity in the light of the first commandment, Fr Guy … Continue reading →
2087-2092. Fr Guy resumes his examination of the obligations of the First Commandment. He looks more closely at two of the … Continue reading →
2083-2089.  The First Commandment states: ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out … Continue reading →
2052-2082. ‘Teacher, what good deed must I do to inherit eternal life?’ To the young man who asked this question, … Continue reading →
2030-2051. The Church is Mother and Teacher. From the Church the Christian receives the Word of God containing the teachings … Continue reading →
2006-2029.  Beginning with a useful revision of the aspect of the quality of grace outlined in paragraph 2005 of the … Continue reading →
1996-2005. Our justification comes from the grace of God. Grace is a favour, the free and underserved help that God … Continue reading →
1989-1995. Continuing his discussion of Justification, Fr Guy looks at the difference between the Catholic and Protestant understanding. Catholics understand … Continue reading →
1987-1988. The grace of the Holy Spirit has the power to justify us, that is, to cleanse us from our sins … Continue reading →
1954-1986.  The Natural Law, present in the heart of each man and established by reason, is universal in its precepts and … Continue reading →
1949-1953. Called to beatitude but wounded by sin, man stands in need of salvation from God. Divine help comes to … Continue reading →
1897-1948. Participation in Social Life. The legitimacy of authority. Our moral responsibility. The common good. Respect for the human person. … Continue reading →
1877-1896. The Communal Character of the Human Vocation. ‘A human person needs to live in society. Society is not for … Continue reading →
1862-1876. Fr Guy discusses the difference between mortal and venial, or less serious, sins. He considers the concept of the … Continue reading →
1854-1861. The Gravity of Sin. Traditionally the Church has divided sin into ‘mortal’ or ‘deadly’ sin and venial or ‘less … Continue reading →
1846-1853. The Gospel is the revelation in Jesus Christ of God’s mercy to sinners, however to receive God’s mercy we … Continue reading →
1803-1845. Virtue is defined as a habitual and firm disposition to do good. The Human Virtues are attainable to all … Continue reading →
1762-1802. The Morality of the Passions.   The judgement of conscience.   The formation of conscience.  Making choices in accordance with … Continue reading →
1749 – 1761. The sources of morality – the object, the intention and the circumstances. The object of an act … Continue reading →
1701-1748.  The Beatitudes. Desire for Happiness. Christian Beatitude. Freedom and responsibility. Human freedom and the economy of salvation. True freedom is … Continue reading →
1691 – 1700.  First talk on Part III of the Catechism.   Living the Christian life.  Life in the Holy … Continue reading →