Catechism of The Catholic Church #1746
1746 The imputability or responsibility for an action can be diminished or nullified by ignorance, duress, fear, and other psychological or social factors.
Catechism of The Catholic Church #1387
1387 To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament (The Eucharist*), the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures,...
Catechism of The Catholic Church #2117
2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one's service and have a supernatural power over others - even if this were for the sake of restoring their health - are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another's credulity.
Catechism of the Catholic Church #2777-2778
2777 In the Roman liturgy, the Eucharistic assembly is invited to pray to our heavenly Father with filial boldness; the Eastern liturgies develop and...
Catechism of The Catholic Church #1947
1947 The equal dignity of human persons requires the effort to reduce excessive social and economic inequalities. It gives urgency to the elimination of sinful inequalities.
Catechism of The Catholic Church #357
357 Being in the image of God the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is not just something, but someone. He...
Catechism of The Catholic Church #336
336 From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life." Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God.
Catechism of The Catholic Church #1813
1813 The theological virtues are the foundation of Christian moral activity; they animate it and give it its special character. They inform and give...
Catechism of The Catholic Church #2391
2391 Some today claim a "right to a trial marriage" where there is an intention of getting married later. However firm the purpose of...
Catechism of The Catholic Church #1660
1660 The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament.