Catechism of the Catholic Church

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1592 The ministerial priesthood differs in essence from the common priesthood of the faithful because it confers a sacred power for the service of the faithful. The ordained ministers exercise their service for the People of God by teaching (munus docendi), divine worship (munus liturgicum) and pastoral governance (munus regendi).

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PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

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SECTION TWO: THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH

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CHAPTER THREE: THE SACRAMENTS AT THE SERVICE OF COMMUNION

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ARTICLE 6: THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS

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VII. THE EFFECTS OF THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS

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