The 255 Infallibly Declared Dogmas of the Catholic Faith
1. God, our Creator and Lord, can be known with certainty,
by the natural light of reason from created things.
2. God’s existence is not merely an object of natural
rational knowledge, but also an object of supernatural
3. God’s Nature is incomprehensible to men.
4. The blessed in Heaven posses an immediate intuitive
knowledge of the Divine Essence.
5. The Immediate Vision of God transcends the natural power
of cognition of the human soul, and is therefore
6. The soul, for the Immediate Vision of God, requires the
light of glory.
7. God’s Essence is also incomprehensible to the blessed in
8. The Divine Attributes are really identical among
themselves and with the Divine Essence.
9. God is absolutely perfect.
10. God is actually infinite in every perfection.
11. God is absolutely simple.
12. There is only One God.
13. The One God is, in the ontological sense, The True God.
14. God possesses an infinite power of cognition.
15. God is absolute Veracity.
16. God is absolutely faithful.
17. God is absolute ontological Goodness in Himself and in
relation to others.
18. God is absolute Moral Goodness or Holiness.
19. God is absolute Benignity.
20. God is absolutely immutable.
21. God is eternal.
22. God is immense or absolutely immeasurable.
23. God is everywhere present in created space.
24. God’s knowledge is infinite.
25. God knows all that is merely possible by the knowledge
of simple intelligence (scientia simplicis intelligentiae).
26. God knows all real things in the past, the present and
the future (Scientia visionis).
27. By knowledge of vision (scientia visionis) God also
foresees the free acts of the rational creatures with
28. God’s Divine will is infinite.
29. God loves Himself of necessity, but loves and wills the
creation of extra-Divine things, on the other hand, with
30. God is almighty.
31. God is the Lord of the heavens and of the earth.
32. God is infinitely just.
33. God is infinitely merciful.
34. In God there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son and
the Holy Ghost. Each of the Three Persons possesses the one
(numerical) Divine Essence.
35. In God there are two Internal Divine Processions.
36. The Divine Persons, not the Divine Nature, are the
subject of the Internal Divine processions (in the active
and in the passive sense).
37. The Second Divine Person proceeds from the First Divine
Person by Generation, and therefore is related to Him as Son
to a Father.
38. The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and from the Son
as from a Single Principle through a Single Spiration.
39. The Holy Ghost does not proceed through generation but
40. The Relations in God are really identical with the
41. The Three Divine Persons are in One Another.
42. All the ad extra Activities of God are common to all
43. All that exists outside God was, in its whole substance,
produced out of nothing by God.
44. God was moved by His Goodness to create the world.
45. The world was created for the Glorification of God.
46. The Three Divine Persons are one single, common
Principle of the Creation.
47. God created the world free from exterior compulsion and
48. God has created a good world.
49. The world had a beginning in time.
50. God alone created the World.
51. God keeps all created things in existence.
52. God through His providence protects and guides all that
He has created.
53. The first man was created by God.
54. Man consists of two essential parts--a material body and
a spiritual soul.
55. The rational soul is per se the essential form of the
56. Every human being possesses an individual soul.
57. God has conferred on man a supernatural Destiny.
58. Our first parents, before the Fall, were endowed with
59. They were also endowed with donum immortalitatis, i.e.,
the gift of bodily immortality.
60. Our first parents in paradise sinned grievously through
transgression of the Divine probationary commandment.
61. Through the sin our first parents lost sanctifying grace
and provoked the anger and the indignation of God.
62. Our first parents became subject to death and to the
dominion of the Devil.
63. Adam’s sin is transmitted to his posterity, not by
imitation, but by descent.
64. Original sin is transmitted by natural generation.
65. In the state of original sin man is deprived of
sanctifying grace and all that this implies, as well as of
the preternatural gifts of integrity.
66. Souls who depart this life in the state of original sin
are excluded from the Beatific Vision of God.
67. In the beginning of time God created spiritual essences
(angels) out of nothing.
68. The nature of angels is spiritual.
69. The secondary task of the good angels is the protection
of men and care for their salvation.
70. The Devil possesses a certain dominion over mankind by
reason of Adam’s sin.
71. Jesus Christ is the True God and True Son of God.
72. Christ assumed a real body, not an apparent body.
73. Christ assumed not only a body but also a rational soul.
74. Christ was truly generated and born of a daughter of
Adam, the Virgin Mary.
75. The Divine and the human natures are united
hypostatically in Christ, that is, joined to each other in
76. Christ Incarnate is a single, that is, a sole Person. He
is God and man at the same time.
77. The God-Logos is connected with the flesh by an inner,
physical or substantial unification. Christ is not the
bearer of God, but is God really.
78. The human and the divine activities predicated of Christ
in Holy Writ and in the Fathers may not be divided between
two persons or hypostases, the Man-Christ and the God-Logos,
but must be attributed to the one Christ, the Logos become
Flesh. It is the Divine Logos, who suffered in the flesh,
was crucified, died, and rose again.
79. The Holy Virgin is the Mother of God since she truly
bore the God-Logos become Flesh.
80. In the Hypostatic Union each of the two natures of
Christ continues unimpaired, untransformed and unmixed with
81. Each of the two natures in Christ possesses its own
natural will and its own natural mode of operation.
82. The Hypostatic Union of Christ’s human nature with the
Divine Logos took place at the moment of conception.
83. The Hypostatic Union will never cease.
84. The Hypostatic Union was effected by the Three Divine
Persons acting in common.
85. Only the Second Divine Person became Man.
86. Not only as God but also as man Jesus Christ is the
natural Son of God.
87. The God-Man Jesus Christ is to be venerated with one
single mode of Worship, the absolute Worship of Latria which
is due to God alone.
88. Christ’s Divine and Human characteristics and activities
are to be predicated of the one Word Incarnate.
89. Christ was free from all sin, from original sin as well
as from all personal sin.
90. Christ’s human nature was passible (capable of sensation
91. The Son of God became man in order to redeem men.
92. Fallen man cannot redeem himself.
93. The God-Man Jesus Christ is a High Priest.
94. Christ offered Himself on the Cross as a true and proper
95. Christ by His Sacrifice on the Cross has ransomed us and
reconciled us with God.
96. Christ did not die for the predestined only.
97. Christ’s Atonement does not extend to the fallen angels.
98. Christ, through His Passion and Death, merited reward
99. After His Death, Christ’s soul, which was separated from
His Body, descended into the underworld.
100. On the third day after His Death Christ rose gloriously
from the dead.
101. Christ ascended Body and Soul into Heaven and sits at
the right hand of the Father.
102. Mary is truly the Mother of God.
103. Mary was conceived without stain of Original sin.
104. Mary conceived by the Holy Ghost without the
co-operation of man.
105. Mary bore her Son without any violation of her virginal
106. Also after the Birth of Jesus Mary remained a Virgin.
107. Mary was a Virgin before, during and after the Birth of
108. Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven.
109. There is a supernatural intervention of God in the
faculties of the soul, which precedes the free act of the
110. There is a supernatural influence of God in the
faculties of the soul which coincides in time with man’s
free act of will.
111. For every salutary act internal supernatural grace of
God (gratia elevans) is absolutely necessary.
112. Internal supernatural grace is absolutely necessary for
the beginning of faith and of salvation.
113.Without the special help of God the justified cannot
persevere to the end in justification.
114. The justified person is not able for his whole life
long to avoid all sins, even venial sins, without the
special privilege of the grace of God.
115. Even in the fallen state, man can, by his natural
intellectual power, know religious and moral truths.
116. For the performance of a morally good action
Sanctifying Grace is not required.
117. In the state of fallen nature it is morally impossible
for man without Supernatural Revelation, to know easily,
with absolute certainty and without admixture of error, all
religious and moral truths of the natural order.
118. Grace cannot be merited by natural works either de
condigno or de congruo.
119. God gives all the just sufficient grace (gratia proxime
vel remote sufficiens) for the observation of the Divine
120. God, by His Eternal Resolve of Will, has predetermined
certain men to eternal blessedness.
121. God, by an Eternal Resolve of His Will, predestines
certain men, on account of their foreseen sins, to eternal
122. The Human Will remains free under the influence of
efficacious grace, which is not irresistible.
123. There is a grace which is truly sufficient and yet
remains inefficacious (gratia vere et mere sufficiens).
124. The sinner can and must prepare himself by the help of
actual grace for the reception of the grace by which he is
125. The justification of an adult is not possible without
126. Besides faith, further acts of disposition must be
127. Sanctifying grace sanctifies the soul.
128. Sanctifying grace makes the just man a friend of God.
129. Sanctifying grace makes the just man a child of God and
gives him a claim to the inheritance of Heaven.
130. The three Divine or Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope
and Charity are infused with Sanctifying grace.
131.Without special Divine Revelation no one can know with
the certainty of faith, if he be in the state of grace.
132. The degree of justifying grace is not identical in all
133. Grace can be increased by good works.
134. The grace by which we are justified may be lost, and is
lost by every grievous [mortal, serious] sin.
135. By his good works the justified man really acquires a
claim to supernatural reward from God.
136. A just man merits for himself through each good work an
increase of sanctifying grace, eternal life (if he dies in a
state of grace) and an increase of heavenly glory.
137. The Church was founded by the God-Man Jesus Christ.
138. Our Redeemer Himself conserves with divine power the
society founded by Him, the Church.
139. Christ is the Divine Redeemer of His Body, the Church.
140. Christ founded the Church in order to continue His work
of redemption for all time.
141. Christ gave His Church a hierarchical constitution.
142. The powers bestowed on the Apostles have descended to
143. Christ appointed the Apostle Peter to be the first of
all the Apostles and to be the visible head of the whole
Church, by appointing him immediately and personally to the
primacy of jurisdiction.
144. According to Christ’s ordinance, Peter is to have
successors in his Primacy over the whole Church and for all
145. The successors of Peter in the Primacy are the bishops
146. The Pope possesses full and supreme power of
jurisdiction over the whole Church, not merely in matters of
faith and morals, but also in Church discipline and in the
government of the Church.
147. The Pope is infallible when he speaks ex cathedra.
148. By virtue of Divine Right the bishops possess an
ordinary power of government over their dioceses.
149. Christ is the Head of the Church.
150. In the final decision on doctrines concerning faith and
morals the Church is infallible.
151. The primary object of the Infallibility is the formally
revealed truths of Christian Doctrine concerning faith and
152. The totality of the Bishops is infallible, when they,
either assembled in general council or scattered over the
earth, propose a teaching of faith or morals as one to be
held by all the faithful.
153. The Church founded by Christ is unique and one.
154. The Church founded by Christ is holy.
155. The Church founded by Christ is catholic.
156. The Church founded by Christ is apostolic.
157. Membership of the Church is necessary for all men for
158. It is permissible and profitable to venerate the Saints
in Heaven, and to invoke their intercession.
159. It is permissible and profitable to venerate the relics
of the Saints.
160. It is permissible and profitable to venerate images of
161. The living Faithful can come to the assistance of the
Souls in Purgatory by their intercessions (suffrages).
162. The Sacraments of the New Covenant contain the grace
which they signify, and bestow it on those who do not hinder
163. The Sacraments work ex opere operato (simply by being
164. All the Sacraments of the New Covenant confer
sanctifying grace on the receivers.
165. Three Sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation and Holy
Orders, imprint a character, that is, an indelible spiritual
mark, and for this reason cannot be repeated.
166. The Sacramental Character is a spiritual mark imprinted
on the soul.
167. The Sacramental Character continues at least until the
death of its bearer.
168. All the Sacraments of the New Covenant were instituted
by Jesus Christ.
169. There are Seven Sacraments of the New Law.
170. The Sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for
the salvation of mankind.
171. For the valid dispensing of the Sacraments it is
necessary that the minister accomplish the Sacramental Sign
in the proper manner.
172. The minister must further have the intention at least
of doing what the Church does.
173. In the case of adult recipients moral worthiness is
necessary for the worthy or fruitful reception of the
174. Baptism is a true Sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ.
175. The materia remota of the Sacrament of Baptism is true
and natural water.
176. Baptism confers the grace of justification.
177. Baptism effects the remission of all punishments of
sin, both the eternal and the temporal.
178. Eve if it be unworthily received, valid Baptism
imprints on the soul of the recipient an indelible spiritual
mark, the Baptismal Character, and for this reason, the
Sacrament cannot be repeated.
179. Baptism by water (Baptismus fluminis) is, since the
promulgation of the Gospel, necessary for all men without
exception, for salvation.
180. Baptism can be validly administered by anyone.
181. Baptism can be received by any person in the wayfaring
state who is not already baptised.
182. The Baptism of young children is valid and licit.
183. Confirmation is a true Sacrament properly so-called.
184. Confirmation imprints on the soul an indelible
spiritual mark, and for this reason, cannot be repeated.
185. The ordinary minister of Confirmation is the Bishop
186. The Body and Blood of Jesus Christ are truly, really
and substantially present in the Eucharist.
187. Christ becomes present in the Sacrament of the Altar by
the transformation of the whole substance of the bread into
His Body and the whole substance of the wine into His Blood.
188. The Accidents of bread and wine continue after the
change of the substance.
189. The Body and the Blood of Christ together with His Soul
and His Divinity and therefore the Whole Christ are truly
present in the Eucharist.
190. The Whole Christ is present under each of the two
191.When either consecrated species is divided the Whole
Christ is present in each part of the species.
192. After the Consecration has been completed the Body and
Blood are permanently present in the Eucharist.
193. The Worship of Adoration (latria) must be given to
Christ present in the Eucharist.
194. The Eucharist is a true Sacrament instituted by Christ.
195. The matter for the consummation of the Eucharist is
bread and wine.
196. For children before the age of reason the reception of
the Eucharist is not necessary for salvation.
197. Communion under two forms is not necessary for any
individual member of the Faithful, either by reason of
Divine precept or as a means of salvation.
198. The power of consecration resides in a validly
consecrated priest only.
199. The Sacrament of the Eucharist can be validly received
by every baptized person in the wayfaring state, including
200. For the worthy reception of the Eucharist the state of
grace as well as the proper and pious disposition are
201. The Holy Mass is a true and proper Sacrifice.
202. In the Sacrifice of the Mass, Christ’s Sacrifice on the
Cross is made present, its memory is celebrated, and its
saving power is applied.
203. In the Sacrifice of the Mass and in the Sacrifice of
the Cross the Sacrificial Gift and the Primary Sacrificing
Priest are identical; only the nature and mode of the
offering are different.
204. The Sacrifice of the Mass is not merely a sacrifice of
praise and thanksgiving, but also a sacrifice of expiation
205. The Church has received from Christ the power of
remitting sins committed after Baptism.
206. By the Church’s Absolution sins are truly and
207. The Church’s power to forgive sins extends to all sin
208. The exercise of the Church’s power to forgive sins is a
209. The forgiveness of sins which takes place in the
Tribunal of Penance is a true and proper Sacrament, which is
distinct from the Sacrament of Baptism.
210. Extra-sacramental justification is effected by perfect
sorrow only when it is associated with the desire for the
Sacrament (votum sacramenti).
211. Contrition springing from the motive of fear is a
morally good and supernatural act.
212. The Sacramental confession of sins is ordained by God
and is necessary for salvation.
213. By virtue of Divine ordinance all grievous sins
(mortal, serious) according to kind and number, as well as
those circumstances which alter their nature, are subject to
the obligation of confession.
214. The confession of venial sins is not necessary but is
permitted and is useful.
215. All temporal punishments for sin are not always
remitted by God with the guilt of sin and the eternal
216. The priest has the right and the duty, according to the
nature of the sins and the ability of the penitent, to
impose salutary and appropriate works of satisfaction.
217. Extra-sacramental penitential works, such as the
performance of voluntary penitential practices and the
patient bearing of trials sent by God, possess satisfactory
218. The form of the Sacrament of Penance consists in the
words of Absolution.
219. Absolution, in association with the acts of the
penitent, effects the forgiveness of sins.
220. The principal effect of the Sacrament of Penance is the
reconciliation of the sinner with God.
221. The Sacrament of Penance is necessary for salvation to
those who, after Baptism, fall into grievous sin.
222. The sole possessors of the Church’s Power of Absolution
are the bishops and priests.
223. Absolution given by deacons, clerics of lower rank, and
laymen is not Sacramental Absolution.
224. The Sacrament of Penance can be received by any
baptized person, who, after Baptism, has committed a
grievous or venial sin.
225. The Church possesses the power to grant Indulgences.
226. The use of Indulgences is useful and salutary to the
227. Extreme Unction is a true and proper Sacrament
instituted by Christ.
228. The remote matter of Extreme Unction is oil.
229. The form consists in the prayer of the priest for the
sick person which accompanies the anointing.
230. Extreme Unction gives the sick person sanctifying grace
in order to arouse and strengthen him.
231. Extreme Unction effects the remission of grievous sins
still remaining and of venial sins.
232. Extreme Unction sometimes effects the restoration of
bodily health, if this be of spiritual advantage.
233. Only bishops and priests can validly administer Extreme
234. Extreme Unction can be received only by the Faithful
who are seriously ill.
235. Holy Order is a true and proper Sacrament which was
instituted by Christ.
236. The consecration of priests is a Sacrament.
237. Bishops are superior to priests.
238. The Sacrament of Order confers sanctifying grace on the
239. The Sacrament of Order imprints a character on the
240. The Sacrament of Order confers a permanent spiritual
power on the recipient.
241. The ordinary dispenser of all grades of Order, both the
sacramental and the non-sacramental, is the validly
consecrated bishop alone.
242. Marriage is a true and proper Sacrament instituted by
243. From the sacramental contract of marriage emerges the
Bond of Marriage, which binds both marriage partners to a
lifelong indivisible community of life.
244. The Sacrament of Matrimony bestows Sanctifying Grace on
the contracting parties.
245. In the present order of salvation death is a punishment
246. All human beings subject to original sin are subject to
the law of death.
247. The souls of the just which in the moment of death are
free from all guilt of sin and punishment for sin, enter
248. The bliss of heaven lasts for all eternity.
249. The degree of perfection of the beatific vision granted
to the just is proportioned to each one’s merits.
250. The souls of those who die in the condition of personal
grievous sin enter Hell.
251. The punishment of Hell lasts for all eternity.
252. The souls of the just which, in the moment of death,
are burdened with venial sins or temporal punishment due to
sins, enter Purgatory.
253. At the end of the world Christ will come again in glory
to pronounce judgment.
254. All the dead will rise again on the last day with their
255. Christ, on His second coming, will judge all men.
The 102 Certain Truths Not Yet Defined by the Magisterium
1. With Christ and the Apostles General Revelation
2. Our natural knowledge of God in this world is not as
immediate, intuitive cognition, but a mediate, abstractive
knowledge, because it is attained through the knowledge of
3. Our knowledge of God here below is not proper but
4. God is absolute Beauty.
5. God’s knowledge is purely and simply actual.
6. God’s knowledge is subsistent.
7. God’s knowledge is comprehensive.
8. God’s knowledge is independent of extra-divine things.
9. The primary and formal object of the Divine Cognition is
10. The Son proceeds from the Intellect of the Father by way
11. The Holy Ghost proceeds from the will or from the mutual
love of the Father and of the Son.
12. The Father sends the Son: the Father and the Son send
the Holy Ghost.
13. The world is the work of the Divine Wisdom.
14. God was free to create this world or any other.
15. The whole human race stems from one single human pair.
16. Every individual soul was immediately created out of
nothing by God.
17. Adam received sanctifying grace not merely for himself,
but for all his posterity.
18. God set a supernatural final end for the angels, the
immediate vision of God, and endowed them with sanctifying
grace in order that they might achieve this end.
19. The angels were subjected to a moral testing.
20. The evil spirits (demons) were created good by God; they
became evil through their own fault.
21. The primary task of the good angels is the glorification
and the service of God.
22. Every one of the faithful has his own special guardian
angel from baptism.
23. The Hypostatic Union was never interrupted.
24. The Blood in the Living Body of Jesus Christ is an
integral constituent part of human nature, immediately, not
merely mediately, united with the Person of the Divine
25. Just as Latria is due to the whole Human nature of
Christ, so is it due to the individual parts of His nature.
26. Christ’s soul possessed the immediate vision of God from
the first moment of its existence.
27. Christ’s human knowledge was free from positive
ignorance and from error.
28. By reason of His endowment with the fullness of created
habitual grace, Christ’s soul is also accidentally holy.
29. Christ’s humanity, as instrument of the Logos, possesses
the power of producing supernatural effects.
30. Christ’s soul was subject to sensual emotions.
31. God was not compelled to redeem mankind by either an
internal or an external compulsion.
32. Christ is the Supreme Prophet promised in the Old
Covenant and the absolute teacher of humanity.
33. Christ merited for Himself the condition of exaltation
(Resurrection, Transfiguration of the body, Ascension into
34. Christ merited all supernatural graces received by
35. The underworld is the place of detention for the souls
of the just of the pre-Christian era, the so-called
vestibule of hell (limbus Patrum).
36. Mary gave the Redeemer, the Source of all graces, to the
world, and in this way she is the channel of all graces.
37. Mary, the Mother of God, is entitled to the Cult of
38. Actual Grace internally and directly enlightens the
understanding and strengthens the will.
39. The Grace of faith is not necessary for the performance
of a morally good action.
40. Actual Grace is not necessary for the performance of a
morally good action.
41. In the condition of fallen nature it is morally
impossible for man without restoring grace (gratia sanans)
to fulfill the entire moral law and to overcome all serious
temptations for any considerable period of time.
42. Grace cannot be obtained by petitions deriving from
purely natural prayer.
43. Man of himself cannot acquire any positive disposition
44. God gives all innocent unbelievers (infideles negativi)
sufficient grace to achieve eternal salvation.
45. Sanctifying Grace is a supernatural state of being which
is infused by God, and which permanently inheres in the
46. Sanctifying grace is not a substance, but a real
accident, which inheres in the soul-substance.
47. Supernatural grace is a participation in the divine
48. Sanctifying grace makes the just man a Temple of the
49. The loss of sanctifying grace always involves the loss
50. The Church is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.
51. By reason of her purpose and the means she uses to
effect it the Church is a supernatural spiritual society.
52. The Church is a perfect society.
53. The Church is indefectible, that is, she remains and
will remain the Institution of Salvation, founded by Christ,
until the end of the world.
54. The secondary object of the Infallibility is truths of
the Christian teaching on faith and morals, which are not
formally revealed, but which are closely connected with the
teaching of Revelation.
55. The Church founded by Christ is an external visible
56. Not only those members who are holy but the sinners also
belong to the Church.
57. The members of the Church are those who have validly
received the Sacrament of Baptism and who are not separated
from the unity of the confession of the Faith, and from the
unity of the lawful communion of the Church.
58. The members of the Kingdom of God on earth and in the
other world sanctified by the redeeming grace of Christ are
united in a common supernatural life with the Head of the
Church and with one another.
59. By intercessory prayer the Faithful on earth can procure
gifts from God for one another.
60. The faithful on earth can, by their good works performed
in the state of grace, render atonement for one another.
61. The Sacraments of the New Covenant are effective signs
of grace instituted by Christ.
62. Christ instituted all the Sacraments immediately and
63. Christ fixed the substance of the Sacraments. The Church
has no power to alter them.
64. God can communicate grace even without the Sacraments.
65. The primary minister of the Sacraments is the God-Man
66. The validity and efficacy of the Sacrament is
independent of the minister’s orthodoxy and state of grace.
67. For the validity of the Sacraments in the case of adult
recipients the intention of receiving the Sacrament is
68. The Old Testament Sacraments wrought, ex opere operato,
not grace, but merely an external lawful purity.
69. The materia proxima of the Sacrament of Baptism is the
ablution, by physical contact, of the body with water.
70. The form of Baptism consists in the words of the
minister which accompany it and more closely determine it.
71. As a Sacrament of the living, Confirmation effects (per
se) an increase of Sanctifying Grace.
72. The extraordinary minister of Confirmation is a priest
on whom this full power is conferred by the common law or by
a special apostolic indult.
73. Confirmation can be received by any baptized person who
is not already confirmed.
74. The repetition of Confirmation is invalid and grievously
75. The Sacramental Accidents retain their physical reality
after the change of the substance.
76. The Sacramental Accidents continue without a subject in
which to inhere.
77. The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is a
mystery of Faith.
78. The form of the Eucharist consists in Christ’s Words of
institution, uttered at the Consecration.
79. The Chief fruit of the Eucharist is an intrinsic union
of the recipient with Christ.
80. The Eucharist, as food for the soul, preserves and
increases the supernatural life of the soul.
81. The Eucharist is a pledge of heavenly bliss and of the
future resurrection of the body.
82. For adults the reception of the Eucharist is necessary
for salvation with the necessity of precept (necessitate
83. The ordinary minister of the Eucharist is the priest;
the extraordinary minister is the deacon (with permission of
the local Ordinary or of the parish priest for some weighty
84. Those sins which are already forgiven directly by the
Church’s Power of the Keys are a sufficient object of
85. The source of Indulgences is the Church’s treasury of
satisfaction which consists of superabundant satisfactions
of Christ and of the Saints.
86. Extreme Unction is not of itself (per se) necessary for
87. The consecration of a Bishop is a Sacrament.
88. The Order of Diaconate is a Sacrament.
89. The extraordinary dispenser of the four Minor Orders and
of the Order of the Subdiaconate is the presbyter.
90. The Sacrament of Order can be validly received by a
baptized person of the male sex only.
91. Marriage was not instituted by Man, but by God.
92. The primary purpose of Marriage is the generation and
bringing-up of offspring. The secondary purpose is mutual
help and the morally regulated satisfaction of the sex urge.
93. The essential properties of Marriage are unity
(monogamy) and indissolubility.
94. Every valid contract of Marriage between Christians is
of itself a sacrament.
95. The contracting parties in Matrimony minister the
Sacrament each to the other.
96. The Church possesses the sole and exclusive right to
make laws and administer justice in the matrimonial affairs
of baptized persons, in so far as these affect the
97. With death the possibility of merit or demerit or
98. The time of Jesus’ second coming is unknown to men.
99. The bodies of the just will be re-modeled and
transfigured to the pattern of the risen Christ.
100. The bodies of the godless will rise again in
incorruption and immortality, but they will not be
101. The present world will be destroyed on the Last Day.
102. The present world will be restored on the Last Day
Cristiano Catolico 28-10-2020
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