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APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION FIDEI DEPOSITUM
PROLOGUE
PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH
SECTION ONE: "I BELIEVE"-"WE BELIEVE"
CHAPTER ONE: MAN'S CAPACITY FOR GOD
CHAPTER TWO: GOD COMES TO MEET MAN
CHAPTER THREE: MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD
SECTION TWO: THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
CHAPTER ONE: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER
ARTICLE 1: "I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH"
Paragraph 1. I Believe in God
Paragraph 2. The Father
Paragraph 3. The Almighty
Paragraph 4. The Creator
Paragraph 5. Heaven and Earth
Paragraph 6. Man
Paragraph 7. The Fall
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
ARTICLE 2: "AND IN JESUS CHRIST, HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD"
ARTICLE 3: "HE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND WAS BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY"
ARTICLE 4: "JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED"
ARTICLE 5: "HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN"
ARTICLE 6: "HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER"
ARTICLE 7: "FROM THENCE HE WILL COME AGAlN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD"
CHAPTER THREE: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
ARTICLE 8: "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT"
ARTICLE 9: "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH"
Paragraph 1. The Church in God's Plan
Paragraph 2. The Church - People of God, Body of Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit
Paragraph 3. The Church Is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic
Paragraph 4. Christ's Faithful - Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life
Paragraph 5. The Communion of Saints
Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother of Christ,
ARTICLE 10: "I BELIEVE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS"
ARTICLE 11: "I BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY"
ARTICLE 12: "I BELIEVE IN LIFE EVERLASTING"
PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY
SECTION ONE: THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY
SECTION TWO: THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH
CHAPTER ONE: THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
ARTICLE 1: THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
ARTICLE 2: THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
ARTICLE 3: THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST
CHAPTER TWO: THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING
CHAPTER THREE: THE SACRAMENTS AT THE SERVICE OF COMMUNION
CHAPTER FOUR: OTHER LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST
SECTION ONE: MAN'S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
CHAPTER ONE: THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
CHAPTER TWO: THE HUMAN COMMUNION
CHAPTER THREE: GOD'S SALVATION: LAW AND GRACE
SECTION TWO: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
CHAPTER ONE: YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND
CHAPTER TWO: YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF
ARTICLE 4: THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT
ARTICLE 5: THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT
ARTICLE 6: THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT
ARTICLE 7: THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT
ARTICLE 8: THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT
ARTICLE 9: THE NINTH COMMANDMENT
ARTICLE 10: THE TENTH COMMANDMENT
PART FOUR: CHRISTIAN PRAYER
SECTION ONE: PRAYER IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
SECTION TWO: THE LORD'S PRAYER: "OUR FATHER!"

English Translation of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America © 1997, United States Catholic Conference, Inc.

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