Paragraph 1669

1669. Sacramentals derive from the baptismal priesthood: every baptized person is called to be a “blessing,” and to bless.172Hence lay people may preside at certain blessings; the more a blessing concerns ecclesial and sacramental life, the more is its administration reserved to the ordained ministry (bishops, priests, or deacons).173


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

275. What are the names for this sacrament?

172. Why must the Church proclaim the Gospel to the whole world?

51. What is the importance of affirming “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1)?

547. Is there a prayer of Mary in the Gospel?

450. Why did God “bless the Sabbath day and declare it sacred” (Exodus 20:11)?

179. Why did Christ institute an ecclesiastical hierarchy?

339. How does sin threaten marriage?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Understanding God’s Wrath – Habakkuk 1:2-4

What does the Bible say about idolatry and what is its impact on the lives of God’s people, according to Hosea 4:12-13?

What is the power of gratitude and how can we practice it in our daily lives, according to Psalm 100?

How is God’s sovereignty portrayed amidst the chaos in Lamentations 2:8-9?

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

What is the example of perseverance in waiting for God’s promises presented in the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:5-25?

What does the testimony of John the Baptist in John 1:29 mean, and how important is this testimony for Christians?