Paragraph 1670

1670. Sacramentals do not confer the grace of the Holy Spirit in the way that the sacraments do, but by the Church’s prayer, they prepare us to receive grace and dispose us to cooperate with it. “For well-disposed members of the faithful, the liturgy of the sacraments and sacramentals sanctifies almost every event of their lives with the divine grace which flows from the Paschal mystery of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Christ. From this source all sacraments and sacramentals draw their power. There is scarcely any proper use of material things which cannot be thus directed toward the sanctification of men and the praise of God.”174

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

92. Did Christ have a true human body?

336. With what authority is the priestly ministry exercised?

517. What are the duties of workers?

484. In danger of war, who has the responsibility for the rigorous evaluation of these conditions?

352. What is an exorcism?

253. How is Baptism prefigured in the Old Covenant?

349. What is the attitude of the Church toward those people who are divorced and then remarried?

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How is the humility and grace of God manifested in the Christian’s life, according to Psalm 138:6-7?

The Quest for Divine Justice: Tobias’ Example Against Israel’s Oppressors

How does the story of Judith, in particular, the episode of her cunning in Judith 11:1-16, teach us survival strategies in difficult times, according to the Bible?

What was the religious reform implemented by King Hezekiah and how did it impact the history of Judah?

What does 1 John 2:29 teach us about God’s holiness and justice?

What is the importance of being faithful to sound doctrine?

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