The supernatural, free, and undeserved help from God is given in specific circumstances to help choose the good and avoid evil.
The teachings of Christ in the Sermon on the Mount about the meaning and way to true happiness.
Being a follower of Christ, which involves a conversion of heart and a life centered on Christ.
Common Priesthood of the Faithful
The participation in the priesthood of Christ shared by all the faithful through Baptism.
The free and undeserved gift of God to respond to one's vocation to become his adopted son or daughter.
Principally an attribute of God describing his complete separation from the sphere of the profane; a perfection of charity.
Law of Christ
An interior law that stems from grace--in connection with the Christian life--and becomes a norm or impulse for imitation of Jesus.
The objective order established by God that determines the requirements for people to thrive and reach fulfillment.
Precepts of the Church
Duties required by the Catholic Church of her members in order to ensure a certain minimum in their spiritual and moral lives.
Infused into the soul at Baptism, these enable a Christian to partake of the divine nature.
A form of prayer in which mind and heart focus on God's greatness and goodness in loving adoration.
ex opere operato
If the faithful are properly disposed, they will receive grace through the sacraments regardless of the personal sanctity of the person conferring the sacrament.
A term designating the unique change of the entire substance of the Eucharist from bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ.
A form of prayer in which the mind, heart, and mouth combine to give thanks, adoration, petition, or contrition to God.