The Catechism of the Catholic Church

PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST

SECTION ONE MAN'S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

 

CHAPTER ONE THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON

 

Article 1 MAN: THE IMAGE OF GOD                                                        

 

IN BRIEF

 

Article 2 OUR VOCATION TO BEATITUDE

I. The Beatitudes

II. The Desire for Happiness

III. Christian Beatitude

IN BRIEF

 

Article 3 MAN'S FREEDOM

I. Freedom and Responsibility

II. Human Freedom in the Economy of Salvation

IN BRIEF

 

Article 4 THE MORALITY OF HUMAN ACTS

I. The Sources of Morality

II. Good Acts and Evil Acts

IN BRIEF

 

Article 5 THE MORALITY OF THE PASSIONS

I. Passions

II. Passions and Moral Life

IN BRIEF

 

Article 6 MORAL CONSCIENCE

I. The Judgment of Conscience

II. The Formation of Conscience

III. To Choose in Accord With Conscience

IV. Erroneous Judgment

IN BRIEF

 

Article 7 THE VIRTUES

I. The Human Virtues

II. The Theological Virtues

III. The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

IN BRIEF

 

Article 8 SIN

I. Mercy and Sin

II. The Definition of Sin

III. The Different Kinds of Sins

IV. The Gravity of Sin: Mortal and Venial Sin

V. The Proliferation of Sin

IN BRIEF

 

CHAPTER TWO THE HUMAN COMMUNION

 

Article 1 THE PERSON AND SOCIETY

I. The Communal Character of the Human Vocation

II. Conversion and Society

IN BRIEF

 

Article 2 PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL LIFE

I. Authority

II. The Common Good

III. Responsibility and Participation

IN BRIEF

 

Article 3 SOCIAL JUSTICE

I. Respect For the Human Person

II. Equality and Differences Among Men

III. Human Solidarity

IN BRIEF

 

CHAPTER THREE GOD'S SALVATION: LAW AND GRACE

Article 1 THE MORAL LAW

I. The Natural Moral Law

II. The Old Law

III. The New Law or the Law of the Gospel

IN BRIEF

 

Article 2 GRACE AND JUSTIFICATION

I. Justification

II. Grace

III. Merit

IV. Christian Holiness

IN BRIEF

 

Article 3 THE CHURCH, MOTHER AND TEACHER

I. Moral Life and the Magisterium of the Church

II. The Precepts of the Church

III. Moral Life and Missionary Witness

IN BRIEF

 

SECTION TWO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

IN BRIEF

 

CHAPTER ONE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND

Article 1 THE FIRST COMMANDMENT

I. "You Shall Worship the Lord Your God and Him Only Shall You Serve"

II. "Him Only Shall You Serve"

III. "You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me"

IV. "You Shall Not Make For Yourself a Graven Image . . ."

IN BRIEF

 

Article 2 THE SECOND COMMANDMENT

I. The Name of the Lord is Holy

II. Taking the Name of the Lord in Vain

III. The Christian Name

IN BRIEF

 

Article 3 THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

I. The Sabbath Day

II. The Lord's Day

IN BRIEF

 

CHAPTER TWO YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF

ARTICLE 4 THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

I. The Family in God's Plan

II. The Family and Society

III. The Duties of Family Members

IV. The Family and the Kingdom

V. The Authorities In Civil Society

IN BRIEF

 

Article 5 THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT

I. Respect for Human Life

II. Respect for the Dignity of Persons

III. Safeguarding Peace

IN BRIEF

 

Article 6 THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT

I. "Male and Female He Created Them . . ."

II. The Vocation to Chastity

III. The Love of Husband and Wife

IV. Offences Against the Dignity of Marriage

IN BRIEF

 

Article 7 THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT

I. The Universal Destination and the Private Ownership of Goods

II. Respect for Persons and Their Goods

III. The Social Doctrine of the Church

IV. Economic Activity and Social Justice

V. Justice and Solidarity Among Nations

VI. Love For the Poor

IN BRIEF

 

Article 8 THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT

I. Living in the Truth

II. To Bear Witness to the Truth

III. Offences Against Truth

IV. Respect for the Truth

V. The Use of the Social Communications Media

VI. Truth, Beauty, and Sacred Art

IN BRIEF

 

Article 9 THE NINTH COMMANDMENT

I. Purification of the Heart

II. The Battle for Purity

IN BRIEF

 

Article 10 THE TENTH COMMANDMENT

I. The Disorder of Covetous Desires

II. The Desires of the Spirit

III. Poverty of Heart

IV. "I Want to See God"

IN BRIEF

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