From the beginning, the revealed truth of the Holy Trinity has been at the very root of the Churchís living faith, principally by means of Baptism. It finds its expression in the rule of baptismal faith, formulated in the preaching, catechesis and prayer of the Church.During the first centuries the Church sought to clarify her Trinitarian...

Many religions invoke God as ‘Father’. By calling God ‘Father’, the language of faith indicates two main things: that God is the first origin of everything and transcendent authority; and that he is at the same time goodness and loving care for all his children.God's parental tenderness can also be expressed by the...

Christians are baptised in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Before receiving the sacrament, they respond to a three-part question when asked to confess the Father, the Son and the Spirit: ìI do.î The Church teaches that the faith of all Christians rests on the Trinity.The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central...

After Israelís sin, when the people had turned away from God to worship the golden calf, God hears Mosesí prayer of intercession and agrees to walk in the midst of an unfaithful people, thus demonstrating his love.When Moses asks to see his glory, God responds: ìI will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you my name ëthe...

God revealed himself to his people Israel by making his name known to them, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.The Catechism states that a name “expresses a person's essence and identity and the meaning of this person's life”. “God has a name; he is not an anonymous force,” it says.To disclose one...

“I believe in God” is the first affirmation of the Apostles' Creed and also the most fundamental, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.The Catechism states that the whole Creed speaks of God, and when it also speaks of man and of the world it does so in relation to God. The other articles of the Creed all depend on the...

Communion in faith needs a common language of faith, uniting all in the same confession of faith, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.From the beginning, the apostolic Church expressed and handed on her faith in brief formulae normative for all. However, already very early on, the Church also wanted to gather the essential elements...

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