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How many sacraments are there?
Question 1 Explanation:
There are seven sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders and the Annointing of the Sick.
According to the Baltimore Catechism, why were we created?
To take care of the earth and act lovingly to other people.
To become enlightened human beings, becoming more like God.
To know, love and serve God.
None of the above
Question 2 Explanation:
We were created to know, love and serve God in this life, so that we might live forever with Him in His Kingdom.
Which sacrament has been called "The Source and Summit of our Faith?"
Question 3 Explanation:
Holy Communion, or the Eucharist, is the sacrament in which we receive Christ's body, blood soul and divinity. It brings us into full communion with the Son of God as members of His body, and unites us with all the other members of His Body throughout the world, in heaven and in purgatory.
The "Church Militant" is
The military service of the Vatican, tasked with protecting the faithful throughout the world.
The church has no military. Even the security for the pope is provided by the Swiss Guard.
An apostolate of prayer for military servicemen and women.
Think of the term "militant" as being "in the battle" of good vs. evil, submitting ourselves to God's work of bringing about his kingdom.
An armed religious sect preparing for the end times by stockpiling guns, ammunition and food.
The Church militant is prepared, but our weapons are prayer and the sacraments, our food is the Holy Eucharist.
The Church on earth, that hasn't yet attained glory, but is fighting the battles of daily life, striving to remain faithful to our God.
Question 4 Explanation:
The Church is one, throughout all time and eternity. Saints in heaven, souls in purgatory and the Church on earth are all united in the Communion of the Saints.
Who is the patron saint of animals and the environment?
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis Xavier
St. Francis de Sales
St. Frances McDormand
Question 5 Explanation:
St. Francis of Assisi loved all of God's creation, and respected nature as something God had entrusted man to take care of. He was a son of a wealthy merchant who gave up a materially rich life for a life of poverty, sacrifice and prayer.
Which sacrament eliminates all the effects of original sin?
Question 6 Explanation:
Baptism initiates a new member into the body of Christ, the Church. The physical matter of water is used to represent the real cleansing of the soul that takes place in the sacrament. Original sin and all personal sins are completely cleansed, giving the believer a totally clean and spotless soul worthy of heaven.
Which sacrament eliminates all eternal punishment for sin?
Question 7 Explanation:
The sacrament of reconciliation remits all eternal punishment due for sin (hell).
how does the church eliminate the temporal consequences or penalties for sin?
The Act of Contrition
Hard work and clean living
Question 8 Explanation:
Indulgences remove the impurities left on our soul by sin that, while not sending us to hell, may keep us from heaven. Indulgences can only be received in a state of grace, and generally require communion, reconciliation and dedication to some holy work or prayer. The Church has published a "handbook of indulgences" that helps explain the concept of indulgences and how to obtain them.
What is true about indulgences?
There is a monetary cost associated with an indulgence.
You cannot obtain an indulgence for yourself.
Indulgence in an overabundance of food and wine is never a sin.
You must be in a state of grace to obtain one.
Question 9 Explanation:
Someone who is not in a state of grace cannot obtain an indulgence. Generally, indulgences require reconciliation, holy communion and some sort of holy work or prayer.
Who is the "Mother of God?"
Mary, the wife of Cleopas
Mary, Wife of Joseph
Question 10 Explanation:
The blessed virgin Mary conceived Jesus in her womb without having known a man, while engaged to be married to St. Joseph.
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