TABLE OF CONTENTS


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Abbreviations Used for the Books of the Bible

ix
General Abbreviations

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Overview

T271
Catholic Prayers and Devotions


1
Introduction

1a
Chapter Planning Guide

1c
Chapter Objectives

1c
Keys to this Chapter

1d
Key Ideas

2
Introduction

3
The Role of Grace in Salvation History

4
Adam and Eve and the First Sin

5
God Continues to Lead Humanity Back to Him

5
Sidebar: In the Covenant That He Established, God Made Three Promises to Abraham

6
Mary’s “Yes” to God’s Plan of Salvation

7
Christ Founds the Church as an Instrument of Grace

7
Sidebar: The Church Continues the Saving Actions of Christ through the Sacraments, Which He Instituted

8
Sacraments: Transforming Actions of Christ

9
Sacraments as Signs

9
Sidebar: Material Signs Used in the Sacraments

10
Sacraments as Efficacious Signs

11
Sacraments as Actions of Jesus Christ

11
Sidebar: St. Francis of Assisi

12
The Necessity of the Sacraments

13
Actual Grace

13
Sanctifying Grace

14
New Creatures in Christ

15
Celebration of the Sacraments

15
Matter, Form, and Minister

15
Sidebar: The Sacrarium

16
Receiving the Sacraments with the Proper Disposition

17
Conclusion

18
Sidebar: The Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church

19
Supplementary Reading: Bl. Otto Neururer

20
Supplementary Reading: Adoro Te Devote

20
Vocabulary

22
Study Questions

23
Practical Exercises

23
From the Catechism

25
Chapter 1:
Baptism

25a
Chapter Planning Guide

25c
Chapter Objectives

25c
Keys to this Chapter

25d
Key Ideas

27
Introduction

27
Prefiguration of Baptism in the Old Testament

29
Jewish Rites of Purification at the Time of Christ

29
St. John the Baptist and the Baptism of Christ

30
Institution of Baptism by Christ

32
Baptism as a Sacrament

33
Effects of Baptism

34
Original Sin and Its Consequences

35
Celebration of Baptism

35
Matter

35
Form

37
Minister

37
Rite of Baptism

37
a. What Name Have You Given to Your Child?

37
b. What Do You Ask of God’s Church?

38
c. Godparents and Sponsors

38
d. Ceremony

39
Sidebar: Baptismal Ceremony in the Eastern Churches

40
Baptism and Christian Vocation

40
Baptism as a Sacrament of Faith

41
Who Can Receive Baptism?

42
Necessity of Baptism

42
Conclusion

43
Supplementary Reading: St. Francis Xavier

44
Supplementary Reading: A Brief History of Christian Initiation

45
Vocabulary

46
Long-Term Assignment

47
Study Questions

48
Practical Exercises

49
From the Catechism

51
Chapter 2:
Confirmation

51a
Chapter Planning Guide

51c
Chapter Objectives

51c
Keys to this Chapter

51d
Key Ideas

52
Introduction

53
Jesus the “Christ”

54
The Promised Spirit

55
The Laying on of Hands and the Anointing of the Holy Spirit

56
The Sacrament of Confirmation

57
Sidebar: Effects of Confirmation

58
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

58
1. Wisdom

58
2. Understanding

59
3. Counsel

59
4. Fortitude

59
5. Knowledge

59
6. Piety

60
7. Fear of the Lord

60
Act of Contrition

61
Celebration of Confirmation

61
Matter

61
Form

61
Minister

62
Confirmation Sponsor

62
Confirmation Name

62
Ceremony

63
Living in the Footsteps of Christ

64
Preparation for Confirmation

65
Living Out the Sacrament of Confirmation

65
Sidebar: The Pope Speaks

66
Conclusion

67
Supplementary Reading: St. Therese of Lisieux

69
Vocabulary

70
Study Questions

71
Practical Exercises

72
From the Catechism

73
Chapter 3:
The Eucharist

73a
Chapter Planning Guide

73e
Chapter Objectives

73e
Keys to this Chapter

73f
Key Ideas

74
Introduction

75
The Institution of the Eucharist

78
The Promise of the Eucharist: The Bread from Heaven Discourse

79
The Real Presence

81
Names of the Eucharist

82
Sidebar: The Miracle of Lanciano

83
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

84
Sacrifices in the Old Covenant

85
The New Covenant Sacrifice

86
The Celebration of the Mass in the Early Church

86
Sidebar: The Holy Chalice of Valencia

87
Sidebar: The Celebration of the Eucharist by St. Justin Martyr

88
The Liturgy of the Mass

88
The Liturgy of the Word

90
The Liturgy of the Eucharist

92
Sidebar: Byzantine Rite Liturgy of the Eucharist

93
Participation in the Mass

93
Internal Preparation

94
The Mass: External Participation

94
Devotions Outside of Mass

95
The Ministerial Priesthood

96
A Source of Unity in Christ

97
Fruits of Regular Reception of the Eucharist

98
Conclusion

99
Supplementary Reading: Pope St. Pius X

100
Vocabulary

100
Long-Term Assignment

102
Study Questions

103
Practical Exercises

103
From the Catechism

105
Chapter 4:
Reconciliation

105a
Chapter Planning Guide

105c
Chapter Objectives

105c
Keys to this Chapter

105d
Key Ideas

106
Introduction

107
Sidebar: The Parable of the Prodigal Son

108
The Origins of Reconciliation in Salvation History

108
The First Sin

109
The Forgiveness of Sin

109
The Institution of the Sacrament

111
Handed Down by the Apostles

111
The History of the Sacrament of Penance

111
Reconciliation in the Early Church (AD 50– 400)

112
Reconciliation in the Irish and British Church (AD 400– 700)

113
Sidebar: Indulgences

114
Morality and Responsibility

115
What Is Sin?

115
Sin is any act, word, or desire that violates eternal law.

115
Sin is a violation of moral law.

115
Sin is a disordered love of creatures over God.

116
Sin Damages Our Relationship with God

117
Mortal and Venial Sins

118
How to Make a Good Confession

119
Sidebar: Short Examination of Conscience

121
The Minister of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

121
Importance of the Sacrament

122
Penance in the Life of a Christian

123
Conclusion

124
Supplementary Reading: St. John Nepomucene

125
Vocabulary

127
Study Questions

128
Practical Exercises

129
From the Catechism

131
Chapter 5:
Anointing of the Sick

131a
Chapter Planning Guide

131c
Chapter Objectives

131c
Keys to this Chapter

131d
Key Ideas

132
Introduction

134
The Ministry of Healing

135
Sidebar: Lourdes

136
Encounters with Christ

138
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

139
Celebration of the Sacrament

139
Matter

139
Form

140
Minister

140
The Effects of the Anointing of the Sick

141
When Should the Sacrament Be Administered?

142
The Meaning of Human Suffering

142
The Christian Vocation to Serve Those in Need

143
Sidebar: Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

144
Message of a Cardinal

144
Conclusion

145
Supplementary Reading: A Saint Who Killed?

146
Vocabulary

146
Long-Term Assignment

146
Study Questions

147
Practical Exercises

148
From the Catechism

149
Chapter 6:
Holy Orders

149a
Chapter Planning Guide

149c
Chapter Objectives

149c
Keys to this Chapter

149d
Key Ideas

150
Introduction

152
The Priesthood in the Old Testament

152
The Call of the Apostles

154
The Apostolic Church: Bishops, Presbyters, and Deacons

154
The Role of a Priest: In Persona Christi

156
The Post‑Apostolic Church

158
The Sacrament of Holy Orders

160
Deacons

161
Sidebar: Symbols of a Deacon

162
Priests

163
Sidebar: Symbols of a Priest

164
Bishops: The Fullness of the Priesthood

165
Sidebar: Symbols of a Bishop

166
The Celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

166
Matter

166
Form

166
Minister

167
The Priestly Life

168
Religious Life

168
Celibacy

169
Male Priesthood

170
Conclusion

171
Supplementary Reading: St. John Paul II

172
Vocabulary

173
Study Questions

174
Practical Exercises

175
From the Catechism

177
Sidebar: The Popes

179
Chapter 7:
Matrimony

179a
Chapter Planning Guide

179e
Chapter Objectives

179e
Keys to this Chapter

179f
Key Ideas

180
Introduction

181
The Original Meaning of Marriage

183
The Sacrament of Matrimony

184
Marital Love

185
The Unitive Aspect of Marital Love

186
The Procreative Aspect of Marital Love

187
Natural Family Planning

188
Celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony

189
Requirements for Marriage

190
Sidebar: Requirements of a Valid Marriage

191
Marriages to Non‑Catholics

191
Celebrating the Sacrament

191
Matter

192
Form

192
Minister

193
The Wedding Ceremony

193
The Rite of Matrimony

194
The Vocation to Marriage and the Universal Call to Holiness

195
The Domestic Church

196
Sins Against Marriage

197
What Is an Annulment?

198
Conclusion

199
Supplementary Reading: Exhortation before Marriage

200
Supplementary Reading: More on Artificial Birth Control

201
Supplementary Reading: Georges and Pauline Vanier

202
Vocabulary

202
Long-Term Assignment

204
Study Questions

205
Practical Exercises

206
From the Catechism

207
Chapter 8:
The Liturgy: The Church at Worship and Prayer

207a
Chapter Planning Guide

207c
Chapter Objectives

207c
Keys to this Chapter

207d
Key Ideas

208
Introduction

210
Origins of the Liturgy

211
Sidebar: Eastern Rite Iconostasis

212
Actions of Jesus Christ

213
The Lord’s Day

214
Where We Worship

215
Sidebar: Typical Parish Church

216
How We Pray and Worship

217
Sidebar: The Sign of the Cross

219
The Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours)

219
Sidebar: The Liturgy of the Hours

220
Sidebar: Liturgical Vestments; Sacred Vessels Used in the Liturgy

221
Sidebar: Liturgical Seasons; Liturgical Colors

222
Sidebar: A Life of Prayer

222
Sacramentals

223
Holy Water

223
Statues, Icons, and Other Holy Images

224
The Rosary

225
Sidebar: The Holy Rosary

226
Stations of the Cross

227
Relics and Their Veneration

228
Medals and Scapulars

229
Pilgrimages, Processions, and Visits to Sacred Places

230
Sidebar: Santiago de Compostela

231
Using Sacramentals at Home

231
Conclusion

232
Supplementary Reading: St. Justin Martyr

233
Vocabulary

235
Study Questions

236
Practical Exercises

236
From the Catechism


STUDENT WORKBOOK


Student Workbook

T1
Introduction

T1
Chapter One

T9
Chapter Two

T17
Chapter Three

T27
Chapter Four

T37
Chapter Five

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Chapter Six

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Chapter Seven

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Chapter Eight


RESOURCE MATERIALS


Chapter Tests

T90
Introduction

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Chapter One

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Chapter Two

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Chapter Three

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Chapter Four

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Chapter Five

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Chapter Six

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Chapter Seven

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Chapter Eight


Chapter Quizzes

T134
Introduction

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Chapter One

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Chapter Two

T143
Chapter Three

T149
Chapter Four

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Chapter Five

T162
Chapter Six

T168
Chapter Seven

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Chapter Eight


Vocabulary Reviews

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Introduction

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Chapter One

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Chapter Two

T182
Chapter Three

T185
Chapter Four

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Chapter Five

T191
Chapter Six

T194
Chapter Seven

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Chapter Eight