It is in the Church, in communion with all the baptized, that the Christian fulfills his vocation. From the Church he receives the Word of God containing the teachings of "the law of Christ."72 From the Church he receives the grace of the sacraments that sustains him on the "way." From the Church he learns the example of holiness and recognizes its model and source in the all-holy Virgin Mary; he discerns it in the authentic witness of those who live it; he discovers it in the spiritual tradition and long history of the saints who have gone before him and whom the liturgy celebrates in the rhythms of the sanctoral cycle. (CCC 2030)
The moral life is spiritual worship. We "present [our] bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God," within the Body of Christ that we form and in communion with the offering of his Eucharist. In the liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, prayer and teaching are conjoined with the grace of Christ to enlighten and nourish Christian activity. As does the whole of the Christian life, the moral life finds its source and summit in the Eucharistic sacrifice. (CCC 2031)
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|Published by: Josephine Miller|
|Date: 2011-01-09 06:51:52|
|I love the joke at the end- shortage of priest but no shortage of popes.
At WYD in Sydney I talked to some of the attendenees and they were saying much the same thing - why this ahd why that and I don't agree. What ever happened to no means no. You can't be a catholic but.... If you really don't like something, lobby for a change. Until the Pope changes it, it is law and what it is to be a catholic.
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