catechism


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a set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill

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a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views

an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion

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Thither came also the slender form of a veiled female, led between Goody Cloyse, that pious teacher of the catechism, and Martha Carrier, who had received the devil's promise to be queen of hell.
From this perspective, therefore, it might be expected that such an orthodox Catholic work as Hamilton's Catechism would represent a pure form of late Middle Scots.
Each answer in the Catechism invites new questions.
Schoolchildren had to learn the Catholic Catechism off by heart before they were allowed make their confirmation.
throat and virtually recited the catechism lesson on eternity verbatim.
illustrates how the Jesuits drew on (and filtered) the fifteenth-century Florentine tradition of singing hymns (laude) to add a reinforcing musical element to the sixteenth-century catechism. Looking beyond Europe, Xiaoping Lin analyzes the woodblock illustrations of Jean de Rocha's Chinese edition of The Method of the Rosary (1619) to show how the Jesuit transposed images of the Virgin from Geronimo Nadal's Evangelicae historiae imagines to conform to those of the Buddhist Guanyin deity and to accommodate the expectations of aristocratic Chinese women.
The view which is expressed in the Catechism is that "if bloodless means are sufficient to defend human lives against an aggressor and to protect public order and the safety of persons, public authority should limit itself to such means, because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person."
In the process we gain a clear picture of pastoral practicalities; we glimpse hard-headed ministers juggling with the demands of work, the seasons, the weather and distance, and re-scheduling catechism class from a crowded Sunday to a weekday or composing their own form of the catechism to meet the capabilities of their flock.
Covenant Keepers not only imitates Promise Keepers but, using the Catholic catechism, emphasizes the need to get Catholic men well instructed in their own faith.
One book I would highly recommend is Catechism Of The Catholic Church: Definitive Edition published by the World and Life Publications CBCP/ECCE.
If you see anyone suffer hunger and do not feed him, you have let him starve." (Book of Concord, Large Catechism, Martin Luther, translator Theodore G Tappert, Fortress Press, Philadelphia, 1959, pg 390-391)
"My mom jokes that I've spent my whole life in catechism classes because I kept wanting to go after I made first Communion," Oliva said.
On homosexuality, the catechism of the Catholic Church reads in part that homosexuals "must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity.'' However, the Church cannot condone homosexuality, as it is against nature and the union of a man and a woman in a sacred marriage.
"Youcat," a Catholic catechism for youth of the world, is ready for distribution in 17 languages.
VATICAN CITY--At a February 8-10 symposium, Cardinal Walter Kasper proposed the creation of a new "ecumenical catechism." The president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity said there was a need for an "ecumenism of basics that identifies, reinforces, and deepens the common foundation" of Christianity.