Paragraph 1476

1476. We also call these spiritual goods of the communion of saints the Church’s treasury, which is “not the sum total of the material goods which have accumulated during the course of the centuries. On the contrary the ‘treasury of the Church’ is the infinite value, which can never be exhausted, which Christ’s merits have before God. They were offered so that the whole of mankind could be set free from sin and attain communion with the Father. In Christ, the Redeemer himself, the satisfactions and merits of his Redemption exist and find their effficacy.”87

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

461. How are parents to educate their children in the Christian faith?

555. When is thanksgiving given to God?

394. How are sins distinguished according to their gravity?

598. What is the meaning of the final Amen?

518. How is justice and solidarity among nations brought about?

186. How do Bishops exercise their ministry of sanctification?

407. What is the common good?

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What can we learn about the fickleness of the rich and the value of humility from Ecclesiastes 9:13-16?

How important is Esther’s purpose and mission in Esther 4:14?

What is the importance of humility and repentance according to the book of Baruch?

What is the message behind Peter’s vision of taking down the sheet with unclean animals in Acts 10:9-16?

What does Malachi 2:1-2 mean about the danger of falling away from God?