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How can we love the LORD, unless we come to know the LORD? Knowledge needs to be imparted by learning and studying. Fortunately, we offer Adult Education, along with the children on Wednesday evenings.
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The obligation of the Decalogue
CCC 2072 Since they express man's fundamental duties towards God and towards his neighbor, the Ten Commandments reveal, in their primordial content, grave obligations. They are fundamentally immutable, and they oblige always and everywhere. No one can dispense from them. The Ten Commandments are engraved by God in the human heart.
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TO MISS HOLY MASS ON SUNDAY
is somewhat analogous to a deep-sea diver’s putting a crimp in his air line so that no air can come through to keep him alive. By a decision to miss Sunday Mass or a holy day of obligation we suspend the operation of sanctifying grace in our lives...
The VIRTUE OF RELIGION:
Religion in a person is a virtue, that is, it is an enduring quality, a habit, which disposes him who has it to pay, steadfastly and well, the debt of honor and worship that he owes to GOD.
Religion is a special virtue, distinct from other virtues, and it disposes man to give to GOD the special honor that is his due.
Religion is not a theological virtue, infused like faith, hope, and charity. It is a moral virtue. The theological virtues have GOD himself as their object, whereas religion has as its object the honor, reverence, and worship due to GOD.
Religion is expressed essentially by internal acts of the soul; yet since we are a body/soul being, it also needs to be expressed in the body. That means that we have to bring our bodies into Church, and there do our duty to worship - by which GOD Himself will then come in bodily form (the holy Eucharist) to nourish our body and ultimately the soul.
Reverence towards our parents is due them, since it is they who gave us bodily existence. How much more do we owe GOD reverence, who gives us eternal life!