Paragraph 1475

1475. In the communion of saints, “a perennial link of charity exists between the faithful who have already reached their heavenly home, those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. between them there is, too, an abundant exchange of all good things.”86In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

134. How will the coming of the Lord in glory happen?

168. Who belongs to the Catholic Church?

506. What does the seventh commandment require?

4. Is the light of reason alone sufficient to know the mystery of God?

373. What does the dignity of the human person imply for the moral conscience?

551. What is “blessing”?

100. In what way is the spiritual motherhood of Mary universal?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How important is the supremacy of Christ according to Colossians 1:15-20?

What does it mean to submit to God’s discipline, according to Hebrews 12:5-11?

God’s chosen people: What does the book of Leviticus teach us about the choice and holiness of God’s people? (Leviticus 20:26)

Joseph’s story: How did God use Joseph’s story to fulfill his purposes?

The power of community: the unity of the Jewish people in Esther (Esther 9:1-5)

What is God’s sovereignty and how does it relate to human freedom, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12?

What is the Final Judgment according to Joel 3:14-16?