Paragraph 1559

1559. “One is constituted a member of the episcopal body in virtue of the sacramental consecration and by the hierarchical communion with the head and members of the college.”39The character and collegial nature of the episcopal order are evidenced among other ways by the Church’s ancient practice which calls for several bishops to participate in the consecration of a new bishop.40In our day, the lawful ordination of a bishop requires a special intervention of the Bishop of Rome, because he is the supreme visible bond of the communion of the particular Churches in the one Church and the guarantor of their freedom.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

92. Did Christ have a true human body?

18. Why does Sacred Scripture teach the truth?

294. Why is the Eucharist a “pledge of future glory”?

265. What place does Confirmation have in the divine plan of salvation?

186. How do Bishops exercise their ministry of sanctification?

195. What else does “the communion of saints” mean?

231. What is sacramental grace?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the Bible say about God’s judgment and justice?

What is Jonah’s story and what lessons can we learn from it?

What was David’s attitude toward Mephibosheth, and what can we learn from this story?

What are the story and life lessons drawn from the Ascension of Solomon in 1 Kings 1-2?

What is the importance of faithfulness to God, according to the book of Tobias?

What does the book of Hosea teach us about God’s unwavering love for his people?

What does it mean to choose godliness over the flesh, according to 1 Peter 4:1-6?