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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Above All — Charity

25 To conclude this Prologue, it is fitting to recall this pastoral principle stated by the Roman Catechism:

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love."19

NOTES:

1. Jn 17:3.

2. I Tim 2:3-4.

3. Acts 4:12.

4 Mt 28:18-20.

5 Mk 16:20.

6 Cf. Acts 2:42.

7 Cf. John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi tradendae 1; 2.

8 CT 18.

9 CT 18.

10 CT 13.

11 Cf. CT 12.

12 CT 13.

13 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops 1985, Final Report II B a, 4.

14 John Paul II, Discourse at the Closing Of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops § December 1985: AAS 78, (1986).

15 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops 1985, Final Report II B a, 4.

16 Cf. Mt 10:32; Rom 10:9.

17 Cf. CT 20-22; 25.

18 Roman Catechism, Preface II; cf. I Cor 9:22; I Pt 2:2.

19 Roman Catechism, Preface 10; cf. I Cor 13 8.

Notes:

19 Roman Catechism, Preface 10; cf. I Cor 13 8.

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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