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Hough Chapter 5 Study Guide
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One of the marks of the Church, this term comes from apostle, which means literally "having
Deposit of Faith
The heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, handed down
in the Church from the time of the Apostles, from which the Magisterium draws all that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed
A term for memory from the Old Testament. The term can be translated as "remembrance"
and signals a recovery of a deep memory
Wordless prayer whereby a person's mind and heart rest in God's goodness and
God reveals Himself throughout salvation history, and Jesus is the fullness of God's
Gospel Of Jesus Christ
The Gospel was originally handed down through oral preaching and writings
The library of divinely inspired writings that make up the Bible
Catholic Teaching of Scripture
• Free of error
• But, it is expressed in human words and human authors
• Must always be interpreted
• Church authority helps us interpret the Bible in community
Principles for Interpreting Scripture
Pay attention to the Bible as a whole
• Reading the Bible in light of the Sacred Tradition of the Church
• Be attentive to the analogy of faith
Analogy of Faith
The understanding that every individual statement of belief must be viewed in the
context of the entire body of Faith
Canon of Scripture
The official collection of inspired books of the Bible. The Catholic Bible includes 46
Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books
The living transmission, or "handing on," of the Gospel message
Examples of Sacred Tradition
Creeds, Doctrines, Liturgy, Prayer, Social Teaching
Teaching Authority of the Church
A central truth of Revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe
A gift of the Holy Spirit whereby the pope and the bishops are preserved from error when
proclaiming a doctrine related to Christian Faith or morals
Any belief that has the official approval of the Magisterium
Those teachings that are not revealed by God but are necessary for protecting and
explaining Divine Revelation. Irreversible and irreformable
Those teachings that are not divinely revealed but which are drawn from the
Church's reflection on Divine Revelation. Not infallibly taught
Examination of Conscience
An honest assessment of how well we have lived God's covenant of love.
This examination leads us to accept responsibility for our sins and to realize our need for God's merciful
A set of laws and regulations intended to identify structures, practices, and norms for
Catholics to assist them on their way to holiness
Precepts of the Church
1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and rest from servile labor.
2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
3. You shall receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season.
4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.
Three Roles of Pope and Bishops
Teach, Sanctify, and Govern
A process of "education in the Faith" for young people and adults with the goal of making
them disciples of Christ
An open letter by the bishop to the priests and people of his diocese offering
instruction, advice, or directions for behavior regarding a special circumstance
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