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Catechism of the Catholic Church
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1 "By love, God has revealed himself and given himself to humanity. He has thus provided the definitive, superabundant answer to the questions that man asks himself about the meaning and purpose of his life."

2 "God is infinitely good and all his works are good."

3 "Moral existence is a response to the Lord's loving initiative. It is the acknowledgement and homage given to God and a worship of thanksgiving. It is cooperation with the plan God pursues in history."

4 "Every human person, created in the image of God, has the natural right to be recognized as a free and responsible being. All owe to each other this duty of respect."

5 "Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air diffusing itself, question the beauty of the sky….question all these realities. All respond: 'See, we are beautiful.' Their beauty is a profession. These beauties are subject to change. Who made them if not the Beautiful One who is not subject to change? St. Augustine, Sermo 241, 2

6 "Every human life, from the moment of conception until death, is sacred because the human person has been willed for its own sake in the image and likeness of the living and holy God."

7 "A society is a group of persons bound together organically by a principle of unity that goes beyond each one of them."

8 "When he listens to the message of creation and to the voice of conscience, man can arrive at certainty about the existence of God, the cause and end of everything."

9 "By natural reason man can know God with certanity, on the basis of his works."

10 "By deviating from the moral law man violates his own freedom, becomes imprisoned within himself, disrupts neighborly fellowship and rebels against divine truth."

11 "The Word of God and his Breath are at the origin of the being and life of every creature."

12 "Divine providence consists of the dispositions by which God guides all his creatures with wisdom and love to their ultimate end."

13 "Man is created with free will and is master over his acts."

14 "God calls each one by name. (cf. Isaiah 43:1)"

15 "God who created everything also rules everything….God's power is loving."

16 "From the beginning until the end of time the whole of God's work is a blessing. From the liturgical poem of the first creation to the canticles of the heavenly Jerusalem, the inspired authors proclaim the plan of salvation as one vast divine blessing."

17 "The One is the source of every blessing."

18 "The confession of God's oneness, which has its roots in the divine revelation of the Old Covenant, is inseparable from the profession of God's existence and is equally fundamental."

19 "Man's vocation is to make God manifest by acting in conformity with His creation 'in the image and likeness of God'."

20 "If God is not one, he is not God." Tertullian, Adv. Marc., 1, 3, 5

21 "The moral life is a spiritual worship."

22 "God wills the interdependence of creatures. The sun and the moon, the cedar and the little flower, the eagle and the sparrow: the spectacle of their countless diversities . . .tells us that no creature is self-sufficient. Creatures exist only in dependence on each other, to complete each other, in the service of each other."

23 "The revelation of the ineffable name 'I Am who Am' contains the truth that God alone IS. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and following it the Church's Tradition, understood the divine name in this sense: God is the fullness of Being and of every perfection….All creatures receive all that they are and have from him; but he alone IS his very being, and he is of himself everything that he is."

24 "Man is by nature and vocation a religious being. Coming from God, going toward God, man lives a fully human life only if he freely lives by his bond with God."

25 "All religions bear witness to man's essential search for God."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite