Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 13 Justification by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31987-1988. The grace of the Holy Spirit has the power to justify us, that is, to cleanse us from our sins and to communicate to us the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ and through Baptism. The primacy of grace in the Catholic doctrine of justification.  Fr Guy gives a lucid exposition of this subject which has been a point of much controversy.  

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 12 – The Natural Law by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31954-1986.  The Natural Law, present in the heart of each man and established by reason, is universal in its precepts and its authority extends to all mankind. Fr Guy explains what the Catholic Church means by the natural law, which is not the law of nature as is sometimes thought. The natural law is the basis for all law. Accessible by reason. Present in the Old Covenant.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 11 The Moral Law (1949-1953) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31949-1953. Called to beatitude but wounded by sin, man stands in need of salvation from God. Divine help comes to him in Christ through the law that guides him and the grace that sustains him. Moral law is the work of divine wisdom, finding its fullness in Jesus Christ.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 10 Social Life and Social Justice (1896-1948) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31897-1948. Participation in Social Life. The legitimacy of authority. Our moral responsibility. The common good. Respect for the human person. Equality and difference. Solidarity. Is there a perfect human society?

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 9 The Person and Society (1877-1896) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31877-1896. The Communal Character of the Human Vocation. ‘A human person needs to live in society. Society is not for him an extraneous addition but a requirement of his nature. Through the exchange with others, mutual service and dialogue… man develops his potential; he thus responds to his vocation (1879).

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 8 The Gravity of Sin (1862-1876) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31862-1876. Fr Guy discusses the difference between mortal and venial, or less serious, sins. He considers the concept of the ‘fundamental option’ and shows how it is contrary to the teaching of the Church, although aspects of it bear close resemblance to what we believe which is its danger. Vices can be classified according to the virtues they oppose. The traditional seven capital sins and a more recent list of ‘modern’ sins from the Vatican. The four sins which ‘cry to the Lord for vengeance’.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 7 Mortal Sin (1854-1861) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31854-1861. The Gravity of Sin. Traditionally the Church has divided sin into ‘mortal’ or ‘deadly’ sin and venial or ‘less serious’ sin. Fr Guy explains what we mean by a sin that kills the soul and the Scriptural basis of this teaching. The Church holds that full knowledge and complete consent is necessary for a sin to be mortal. The remedy –  the grace of God received in the Sacrament of Confession.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 6 Mercy and Sin (1846-1853) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 31846-1853. The Gospel is the revelation in Jesus Christ of God’s mercy to sinners, however to receive God’s mercy we must admit our faults. 1 Jn 1:8-9: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’
Fr Guy considers our propensity to sin in relation to our prior assurance of God’s mercy in Jesus Christ.

 

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