How does the Christian family show the Savior’s living presence in the world?

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The Christian family shows the Savior’s living presence in the world through (1) the mutual love of the husband and wife, (2) the spouses’ generous fruitfulness, (3) their fidelity and unity, and (4) the loving relationships among its members. 1. The Christian family shows the Savior’s living presence in the world through the mutual love of husband and wife. The …

How long does the bond of sacramental marriage last?

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The bond of sacramental marriage lasts until death, the death of one of the spouses. The marital bond is rooted in the conjugal covenant of personal consent, whereby spouses give themselves to each other and accept one another. A relationship arises which, by God’s will, is a lasting one. This bond no longer depends on human decisions alone. Marriage is …

What is the purpose of conjugal love and family life?

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Conjugal love, and the family life which results from it, have this purpose: that the married couple be ready to cooperate generously with the love of the Creator and the Savior, Who through them will increase and enrich His own family day by day. The most complete expression of the unity of the spouses is the sexual act, the fulfillment …

What is the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders (1) makes certain baptized men particularly like Christ the High Priest, (2) entrusts them with a ministry of special service in the Church, and (3) provides them the sacred power to fulfill this ministry. 1. The Sacrament of Holy Orders makes certain baptized men particularly like Christ the High Priest. Holy Orders is the act …

What is every family’s calling?

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Every family’s calling is to share their lives with one another, with deep love and respect according to the Will of God. The family, or the domestic church, is the most sacred of all societies. In His love for us, God gives us life and the care we need as children through our parents. Character, beliefs, thoughts, and virtues should …

What does episcopal consecration or ordination confer?

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Episcopal consecration (or ordination) confers the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. This consecration, which is known as the high priesthood, makes a man a bishop. It confers the office (duty, function) of sanctifying. It also confers the duties of teaching and ruling in communion with the head and members of the College of Bishops.

What special grace is given by Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

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In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, Jesus bestows a permanent charism or grace of the Holy Spirit on the ordained man which enables him to minister to and guide those who believe, to proclaim and explain the Gospel, and to lead and sanctify the people of God. Jesus bestows this grace through the action of the laying on of hands …

What can priests do as representatives of Jesus?

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As representatives of Jesus, priests (1) offer the Sacrifice of the Mass to the Father, (2) administer the Sacrament of Penance for the forgiveness of sins, and (3) administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. 1. As representatives of Jesus, priests offer the Sacrifice of the Mass to the Father. Knowing that Christ’s priesthood and Church were to …

What is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick?

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The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to anyone who is seriously ill and to those who are in danger of death due to old age. Jesus showed great love and compassion toward the sick and suffering. “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to …

When is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick best received?

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This Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is best received as soon as possible when there is danger of death from sickness or old age. This sacrament is for all who are seriously ill and not only for those near death. It is important to note that the sacrament can be repeated for persons who get well and become seriously …