Catechism II: Becoming
Catechism I: Believing was the first of a series of three courses that introduce us to historic Christianity.
In Catechism II we go deeper into what the Church has always taught about Christianity, and it is subtitled “Becoming” because we will explore what it means to live as a Christian, to put our hope in transformation, and to become the image of Christ.
Lesson 1: The Call to Holiness What is Holiness?
What is grace? Who is the source of Grace?
What is a sacrament? The Sacrament of Baptism
Sacraments continued Holy Communion
Sacraments continued Confirmation Ordination
-Marriage -Absolution -Anointing of the sick
Introduction to the Ten Commandments (decalogue) Love and obedience of the Ten Commandments
First Commandment Faith, hope, love and worship of God Second Commandment Why is God’s name sacred?
Third Commandment What does is mean to keep the Sabbath holy? Why Sunday?
Fourth Commandment The order of charity The function of the Christian family Roles of the husband and wife Parental duties
Fourth Commandment continued The family and the citizen Civil disobedience The family and the church Fifth Commandment
Fifth Commandment Sins of murderous intent Self-defense Importance of health Being peacemakers
Sixth Commandment Sex/Gender Sexuality and chastity
Sixth Commandment Continued: Offenses against chastity
Sins against marriage; adultery and divorce Seventh Commandment “Public property” and the right to private property
Seventh Commandment Proprietary justice: commutative, legal and distributive justice Personal property: contentment, responsibility, etc
Seventh Commandment The vice of greed The virtue of love 7 corporal works of mercy (Mark 25:21-46) God’s property (tithe)
Eighth Commandment Lying & Heresy
Ninth Commandment Three kinds of lust (1 John 2:16-17) Concupiscience: strategies for victory
Tenth Commandment Envy Poverty of heart