Paragraph 1558

1558. “Episcopal consecration confers, together with the office of sanctifying, also the offices of teaching and ruling…. In fact … by the imposition of hands and through the words of the consecration, the grace of the Holy Spirit is given, and a sacred character is impressed in such wise that bishops, in an eminent and visible manner, take the place of Christ himself, teacher, shepherd, and priest, and act as his representative (in Eius persona agant).”37“By virtue, therefore, of the Holy Spirit who has been given to them, bishops have been constituted true and authentic teachers of the faith and have been made pontiffs and pastors.”38


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326. What is the effect of episcopal ordination?

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429. How does the Church nourish the moral life of a Christian?


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How important is wisdom in mate selection and marriage according to Proverbs 18:22?

What are the characteristics a Christian leader should have according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7?

What was King Belshazzar’s judgment and how did his fall contribute to the fulfillment of biblical prophecies in Daniel 5?

David’s old age and death: the end of a life of ups and downs (2 Samuel 23, 24)

O que o livro de Cantares nos ensina sobre a beleza da mulher noiva e da mulher madura?