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Catechism of the Catholic Church

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157 Faith is certain. It is more certain than all human knowledge because it is founded on the very word of God who cannot lie. To be sure, revealed truths can seem obscure to human reason and experience, but "the certainty that the divine light gives is greater than that which the light of natural reason gives." 31 "Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt." 32

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PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

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SECTION ONE: "I BELIEVE"-"WE BELIEVE"

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CHAPTER THREE: MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD

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ARTICLE 1: I BELIEVE

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III. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FAITH

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31 St. Thomas Aquinas, STh II-II 171, 5, obj. 3.

32 John Henry Cardinal Newman, Apologia pro vita sua (London Longman, 1878) 239.

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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