Posts in category: Wikatechesis

To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. The office divinely committed to Us of feeding the Lord’s flock has especially this duty assigned to it by Christ, namely, to guard with the greatest vigilance the deposit of the […]

Wikatechesis™ – Catholic Teaching on Purgatory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Purgatory is the condition of purification or temporary punishment by which those who die in a state of grace are believed to be made ready for Heaven. This theological notion has ancient roots and is well-attested in early Christian literature, but the poetic conception of purgatory as a geographically situated […]

Wikatechesis™ – Catholic Teachings on Contraception

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Background The Catholic Church has been opposed to contraception for as far back as one can historically trace.[3][4] Many early Catholic Church Fathers made statements condemning the use of contraception including John Chrysostom, Jerome, Clement of Alexandria, Hippolytus of Rome, Augustine of Hippo and various others.[5][6][7] Among the condemnations is […]

Wikatechesis™ – Perpetual Virginity of Mary

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary expresses the Virgin Mary’s “real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to Jesus the Son of God made Man”. According to the doctrine, Mary was ever-virgin for the whole of her life, making Jesus her only biological son, […]

Wikatechesis™ – Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Real Presence is a term used in various Christian traditions to express belief that in the Eucharist, Jesus Christ is really present in what was previously just bread and wine, and not merely present in symbol, a figure of speech (metaphorically, common amongst the Radical Reformers and their descendants), or […]

Wikatechesis™ – Canonization of Saints

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia One Catholic website states that “There are over 10,000 named saints and beati from history, the Roman Martyology and Orthodox sources, but no definitive head count”.[5] The Catholic Church teaches that it does not, in fact, make anyone a saint. Rather, it recognizes a saint.[6] In the Church, the title […]

Wikatechesis™ – Catholic Liturgical Calendar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Catholic Church liturgical year The Catholic Church sets aside certain days and seasons of each year to recall and celebrate various events in the life of Christ. In its Roman Rite the liturgical year begins with Advent, the time of preparation for both the celebration of Jesus’ birth, and his […]

Wikatechesis™ – Papal Infallibility

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Papal infallibility is the dogma in Catholic theology that, by action of the Holy Spirit, the Pope is preserved from even the possibility of error[1] when he solemnly declares or promulgates to the universal Church a dogmatic teaching on faith or morals as being contained in divine revelation, or at […]

Wikatechesis™ on the Magisterium

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the teaching authority of the Roman Catholic church. The Magisterium is the “teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church”[1]. The word is derived from Latin magisterium, which originally meant the office of a president, chief, director, superintendent, etc. (in particular, though rarely, the office of tutor […]

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