The Catechism of the Catholic Church (Latin: Catechismus Catholicae Ecclesiae; commonly called the Catechism or the CCC)
Welcome to the Catholic Catechism online.
It contains everything you need to know about the Catholic Faith. An easy index to Catholic beliefs and doctrines.
We believe that all people should have access to the beliefs and doctrines of the Catholic Church.
There are four parts and a prologue.
It has been designed as an easy to read smartphone app as well as website. As it is quite a large document. To make it easier navigate by the underlined headings.
The first part, entitled “The Profession of Faith”, contains a synthesis of the lex credendi, the faith professed by the Catholic Church, as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed which is further elaborated by the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed. In the liturgical profession of the Creed, the Christian assembly keeps the principal truths of the faith alive in memory.
Section 1 "I WILL BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE
Section 2 THE CREEDS
The second part, entitled “The Celebration of the Christian Mystery”, presents the essential elements of the lex celebrandi. The proclamation of the Gospel finds its authentic response in the sacramental life, through which Christians experience and witness, in every moment of their existence, the saving power of the paschal mystery by which Christ has accomplished our redemption.
Section 1 THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY
Section 2 THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
The third part, entitled “Life in Christ”, recalls the lex vivendi, through which the baptised manifest their commitment to the faith they have professed and celebrated, through their actions and ethical choices. The Christian faithful are called by the Lord Jesus to act in a way which befits their dignity as children of the Father in the charity of the Holy Spirit.
Section 1 MAN'S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Section 2 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
The fourth part, entitled “Christian Prayer”, summarises the lex orandi, the life of prayer. Following the example of Jesus, the perfect model of one who prays, the Christian too is called to the dialogue with God in prayer. A privileged expression of prayer is the Our Father, the prayer that Jesus has taught us.
Section 1 PRAYER IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Section 2 THE LORDS PRAYER
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