the period in the history of Israel between the destruction of Jerusalem in 587bc and the return to Jerrusalem in 537bc
God's communication of himself to us through the words and deeds used throughout history to show us the mystery of his plan for our salvation
the attitude of strength and unity that leads us to the sharing of spiritual and material needs
the mystery of the existence of God in three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
one of the early disciples of the Church who went on missionary journeys throughout his life
a gathering of Catholic bishops from around the world meeting under the leadership of the pope or his delegates
the state of final cleansing after death of all our human inperfections to prepare us to enter into the joy of heaven
the final judgement of all human beings that will occur when Jesus appears and all will tell of what they did in life
What are some of the reasons God the Fatherr sent Jesus?
because he loved us and wanted us to be able to live with him, and to save us from our sins
How do we understand the relationship between science and religion?
wee understand that both are gifts from God and tht we can use science to explain HOW things happen and religion to explain WHY things happen
How does interreligious dialogue help our relationship with God and others?
it can help us to relate with others and understand each other. Rescpect comes with understanding
What is a missionary called to do?
they are called to share the Good News with people through their words and actions
What are some of the ways the Church describes who Jesus is?
We describe Jesus as being both God and Man, as well as being a teacher and prophet
How do we as Christians understand HOPE?
we understand hope as being the confidence that God will always be with us, and make us happy, and help us to live so that wee can be with him forever
What are some reasons Jesus died on hte cross?
He died on the cross because he loved us and so he could do his Father's will, also so that when WE die, we can go to heaven because he made it so wee can be forgiven for our sins
What did St. Therese of Lisieux teach us about following Jesus?
she taught that even a small act of kindness, if done with a cheerful heart will be rewarded by God