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Lumen Fidei 46

Today’s post looks at the topic of “Faith, prayer and the Decalogue” in its entirety in this one section. The “prayer” Pope Francis cites is the common daily prayer taught by the Lord Himself: 46. Two other elements are essential … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 45

The sacraments provide the core of the third chapter of Lumen Fidei. We come to the end of this line of thought in today’s post, what I find to be a luminous reflection on the creed. After reflecting on this … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 44

Pope Francis explores the multivalent character of the Eucharist: 44. The sacramental character of faith finds its highest expression in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is a precious nourishment for faith: an encounter with Christ truly present in the supreme act … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 43

Today, a look at infant baptism. I remember this being an issue more in dispute about a generation ago. Sometimes there were alternate whiffs of magicalism or pelagianism about it. Baptism could be a decision (rather than an election). Baptize just … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 42

We continue the interface between sacraments and faith with this section. Baptism is the topic of today’s post. Pope Francis writes of the powerful symbols of baptism. From the roots of Judaism–the call of God to conversion, we experience immersion as a symbol … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 41

Baptism is less the first moment of transmission. It’s far from being a membership card of a completed personal project, but the beginning of an ongoing process of formation: 41. The transmission of faith occurs first and foremost in baptism. … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 40

Today we look at a new subheading, “The sacraments and the transmission of faith.” This exploration will cover the next six posts in this series. Remember that you can access the entire document here. 40. The Church, like every family, … Continue reading

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