Catechism of the Catholic Church

St. Augustine and St. Joan of Arc on Jesus Christ and the Church

795 Christ and his Church thus together make up the “whole Christ” (Christus totus). The Church is one with Christ. The saints are acutely aware of this unity: Let us rejoice then and give thanks that we have become not only Christians, but Christ himself. Do you understand and grasp, brethren, God’s grace toward us? […]

The Holy Spirit, Mary, and the Humble

723     In Mary, the Holy Spirit fulfills the plan of the Father’s loving goodness. Through the Holy Spirit, the Virgin conceives and gives birth to the Son of God. By the Holy Spirit’s power and her faith, her virginity became uniquely fruitful. 724     In Mary, the Holy Spirit manifests the Son of the Father, now become the Son of […]

Law Cubed

Children of God stand above present things; they contemplate those that are eternal. …they do not allow temporal things to attract them, nor do they cling to them; instead they make those earthly things serve the end and purpose for which God made and ordained them. For the Divine Artist did not leave anything in […]

God: In Brief

IN BRIEF 228     “Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God is one LORD…” (Dt 6:4; Mk 12:29). “The supreme being must be unique, without equal… If God is not one, he is not God” (Tertullian, Adv. Marc., 1, 3, 5: PL 2, 274). 229     Faith in God leads us to turn to him alone as our first origin and […]