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Our Catholic Faith - Intro. and Ch. 1

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Virtues
Firm attitudes, stable dispositions, and habitual perfections.
Theological Virtues
Three important virtues we gain through baptism are faith, hope, and charity.
Religion
relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs and a set of practices.
Ecumenical council
a worlwide, official assembly of the bishops under direction of the Pope.
Saint
a "Holy One" who lives in union with God through the grace of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit
Magisterium
the official teaching authority of the church
Catechism of the Catholic Church
A compendium of Catholic doctrine on faith and morals published in 1992 that serves Catholics as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and "an authentic reference text."
Atheist
Someone who denies the existence of God
Monotheistic
religions that believe that there is only one God
Polytheistic
Religions that believe in multiple gods and goddesses. Eg, The ancient Greeks, Romans and Hindus.
Deism
The belief that God did create the universe but that he takes no further interest in it.
Agnostics
People who claim that God's existence cannot be known.
Intellectual Proofs and Heart felt Proofs
by St. Thomas Aquinas-based on Aristotle
Unmoved mover
Whatever is in motion has had to be set into motion and God is that something
Transcendence
a trait of God that refers to God's total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation
Immanence
A trait of God which refers to God's intimate union with and total presence to his creation.
Doctor of the Church
A church writer of great learning and holiness whose works the church has highly recommended for studying and living the faith.
Covenant book def
The open-ended contract of love between God and human beings. Jesus' death and resurrection sealed God's new covenant of love for all time. Testament translates to covenant.
Covenant faith def
Covenant: a 100% - 100% agreement of promise between 2 or more parties one of whom is always God
Bible
The inspired word of God; the written record of revelation.
Sacred Tradition
The living transmission of the Church's gospel message found in the Church's teaching, life, and worship. It is faithfully preserved, handed on, and interpreted by the Church's Magisterium.
Dogma
a central truth of revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe
Yaweh
the sacred Hebrew name for God which means "I am who am"
Blessed Trinity
The central dogma of the Christian faith that there are three divine Persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in one God.
Abba
An Aramaic term of endearment meaning "Daddy." Jesus used this word to teach that God is a loving Father.
divine Providence
God's loving and watchful guidance over his creatures on their way to their final goal and perfection
Original Sin
The fallen state of human nature into which all generations of people are born
Original Holiness and Justice
The state of man and woman before sin. "From their friendship with God flowed the happiness of their existence in paradise" (CCC, 384).
Concupiscence
An inclination to commit sin that can be found in human desires and appetites as a result of original sin.
Noah's Covenant
God would never flood the world again
Abraham's Covenant
You will have as many descendants as there are stars in the sky and grains of sand on the beach. Symbol was Isaac his son.
Sinai covenant
You will be my people and I will be your God.
King David's Covenant
The messiah would come from his house. The symbol was Jesus

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