Paragraph 2043

2043. The fourth precept (“You shall keep holy the holy days of obligation.”) completes the Sunday observance by participation in the principal liturgical feasts which honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.85

The fifth precept (“You shall observe the prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.”) ensures the times of ascesis and penance which prepare us for the liturgical feasts; they help us acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.86

The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church, each according to his abilities.87


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

291. What is required to receive Holy Communion?

413. How are we to view social inequalities?

415. What is the moral law?

49. How do the three divine Persons work?

417. Is such a law perceived by everyone?

319. What are the effects of this sacrament?

411. How does society ensure social justice?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 teach us about generosity and prosperity?

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

What does the statement “God is just and faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” in 1 John 1:9 mean?

What can we learn about the growth of the early church in Jerusalem from Acts 2:41-47?

What does God’s sovereignty over human history mean, as described in Zephaniah 1:15?

What is the meaning of being “blameless” according to the 2 Peter 3:14 passage?

What is the importance of gratitude in the Christian life, according to the first letter to Timothy?