What plan does God have for mankind?

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In general, God’s plan for us is the carrying out of our Salvation, which is to culminate in forming His faithful followers to become one in mind and will with Him for all eternity. Thus, we become permanent members of the new People of God, with Jesus as our Head—we become the “Whole Christ.” In the Creed we say, “He …

Is Jesus Christ the center of all God’s saving work?

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Yes, Jesus Christ is the center of all of God’s saving work, because the Father chose Him to be so in view of His Incarnation, birth, Death, and Resurrection. Jesus Christ became man so that He might save all men and re-establish in Himself all things which were hurt by the fall of man. Thus, by His Death and Resurrection, …

What is the meaning of the Ascension of Christ?

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The Ascension of Christ means that Jesus “was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their [the disciples’] sight” (Acts 1:9). His glorified body and soul, which had risen from the dead, now ascended into Heaven.

What has Christ done for us through His Ascension?

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Through His Ascension, Christ has claimed for us a participation in His divine life. He has ascended into Heaven to prepare a place for us. However, He has not abandoned us here on earth.

How is Christ present with the Church?

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Christ is present with the Church through God the Holy Spirit. It is through the Holy Spirit that Christ is present to us in the sacraments, especially in the Holy Eucharist. He is also present in the souls of all who love Him and who are striving to do His will.

How did Jesus Christ show the power He has as the Son of God?

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Jesus’ power as the Son of God was revealed to us through His Resurrection. Jesus raised Himself from the dead on the third day as He had promised He would. His Resurrection gave the final proof that He was God’s Son. Until the Resurrection, He remained humbly obedient even unto death, and by gloriously raising Himself from the dead, He …

Why is the Resurrection of our Lord so important?

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The Resurrection of our Lord is very important because it not only confirms the Church’s faith, but is the central mystery through which God calls us to life everlasting. The Church celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus with great joy. Not only on Easter, but every Sunday of the year is a celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection. This is the day …

Why does the Resurrection of Jesus play a central part in the life of faith?

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The Resurrection plays a central part in the life of faith because it is the key event underlying the Church’s faith in Jesus as Savior and Redeemer. The historical, bodily, and perpetual resurrection of Jesus from the dead is evidence that Jesus has conquered mankind’s enemies of sin and death. The Resurrection also confirms that all Jesus taught about His …

What was the Easter proclamation?

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The Easter proclamation was the words of the angel to the holy women, “He is not here, but has risen” (Luke 24:5).