Paragraph 1697

1697. Catechesis has to reveal in all clarity the joy and the demands of the way of Christ.22Catechesis for the “newness of life”23in him should be:

-a catechesis of the Holy Spirit, the interior Master of life according to Christ, a gentle guest and friend who inspires, guides, corrects, and strengthens this life;

-a catechesis of grace, for it is by grace that we are saved and again it is by grace that our works can bear fruit for eternal life;

-a catechesis of the beatitudes, for the way of Christ is summed up in the beatitudes, the only path that leads to the eternal beatitude for which the human heart longs;

-a catechesis of sin and forgiveness, for unless man acknowledges that he is a sinner he cannot know the truth about himself, which is a condition for acting justly; and without the offer of forgiveness he would not be able to bear this truth;

-a catechesis of the human virtues which causes one to grasp the beauty and attraction of right dispositions towards goodness;

-a catechesis of the Christian virtues of faith, hope, and charity, generously inspired by the example of the saints; -a catechesis of the twofold commandment of charity set forth in the Decalogue;

-an ecclesial catechesis, for it is through the manifold exchanges of “spiritual goods” in the “communion of saints” that Christian life can grow, develop, and be communicated.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

112. What is the importance of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus?

151. In what way is the Church a mystery?

276. Where does the Eucharist fit in the divine plan of salvation?

117. Who is responsible for the death of Jesus?

48. How does the Church express her trinitarian faith?

373. What does the dignity of the human person imply for the moral conscience?

38. With what name does God reveal Himself?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the main message of Jonah’s story and how does it reveal God’s grace?

What does the mutual admiration between loved ones mean in the book of Songs?

What does Hosea 7:14-16 reveal about God’s judgment against hypocrisy?

What does the Bible teach about transforming the body?

What is the importance of courage in standing up for the truth, according to the Bible in Philemon 1:8-9?

How can wisdom protect us from evil, as revealed in Wisdom 7:28-29?

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