THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (50 pts) ~ Pt. 1: Introduction to the Catechism
October 11th, 1992...
~ APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION 'FIDEI DEPOSITUM' ~
ON THE PUBLICATION OF THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH PREPARED FOLLOWING THE SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL...
To my Venerable Brothers the Cardinals, to the Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Deacons and all the People of God.
JOHN PAUL II, BISHOP SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD FOR EVERLASTING MEMORY.
~ "Guarding the deposit of faith is the mission which the Lord has entrusted to His Church and which she fulfills in every age. The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, which was opened 30 years ago by my predecessor Pope John XXIII, of happy memory, had as its intention and purpose to highlight the Church's apostolic and pastoral mission, and by making the truth of the Gospel shine forth, to lead all people to seek and receive Christ's love which surpasses all knowledge (cf. Eph 3:19)"...POPE JOHN PAUL II
~ Father John Corapi..."We are in need of Truth, Truth is light. You know you need light for life in this universe, if we were to extinguish the sun there will be no light, what would happen is life will cease to exist.
We need light for natural life; and we need the light of Truth for supernatural life. When lies begin to take the place of truth, when truth is called a lie, and lies were exulted as though they were the truth, an inversion of reality takes place. Things are turned upside down, good is evil and evil becomes good.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is about light, it's about life, the life in Christ, and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
He said, 'If you are my disciples, you will obey my commandments, and then you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free'..."