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USCCA30  Chapter 24

Archbisop George Lucas USCCA30   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 24 Life in Jesus

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 24:

An awareness of the social dimension of human life is an important principle in understanding Christian morality, especially in light of the great emphasis on individualism in our society. The social aspect of what it means to be human is revealed in the natural inclination we have to seek social interaction and establish community. This awareness serves as a moral foundation for an attitude of solidarity with each other and leads to a dedication to social justice for everyone. Our Gospel commitment to Christ’s Kingdom of love, justice, and mercy always includes advocating and supporting fairness for all. God calls us to form community and to correct both the symptoms and causes of injustice that rip apart the solidarity of a community.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

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This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA30   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 24 Life in Jesus

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We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Wilkom  for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA29  Chapter 23  Life In Jesus part 4

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 23:

Conscience represents both the more general ability we have as human beings to know what is good and right and the concrete judgments we make in particular situations concerning what we should do or about what we have already done. Moral choices confront us with the decision to follow or depart from reason and the divine law. A good conscience makes judgments that conform to reason and the good that is willed by the Wisdom of God. A good conscience requires lifelong formation. Each baptized follower of Christ is obliged to form his or her conscience according to objective moral standards. The Word of God is a principal tool in the formation of conscience when it is assimilated by study, prayer, and practice. The prudent advice and good example of others support and enlighten our conscience. The authoritative teaching of the Church is an essential element in our conscience formation. Finally, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, combined with regular examination of our conscience, will help us develop a morally sensitive conscience.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA29   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 23 Life in Jesus part 4

More information can be found here.

We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Wilkom  for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA28  Chapter 23  Life In Jesus part 3

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter23:

Conscience represents both the more general ability we have as human beings to know what is good and right and the concrete judgments we make in particular situations concerning what we should do or about what we have already done. Moral choices confront us with the decision to follow or depart from reason and the divine law. A good conscience makes judgments that conform to reason and the good that is willed by the Wisdom of God. A good conscience requires lifelong formation. Each baptized follower of Christ is obliged to form his or her conscience according to objective moral standards. The Word of God is a principal tool in the formation of conscience when it is assimilated by study, prayer, and practice. The prudent advice and good example of others support and enlighten our conscience. The authoritative teaching of the Church is an essential element in our conscience formation. Finally, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, combined with regular examination of our conscience, will help us develop a morally sensitive conscience.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA28   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 23 Life in Jesus part 3

More information can be found here.

We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Wilkom  for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA27  Chapter 23  Life In Jesus part 2

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter23:

The Understanding of Moral Acts

Another important foundation of Christian morality is the understanding of moral acts. Every moral act consists of three elements: the objective act (what we do), the subjective goal or intention (why we do the act), and the concrete situation or circumstances in which we perform the act (where, when, how, with whom, the consequences, etc.). For an individual act to be morally good, the object, or what we are doing, must be objectively good. Some acts, apart from the intention or reason for doing them, are always wrong because they go against a fundamental or basic human good that ought never to be compromised. Direct killing of the innocent, torture, and rape are examples of acts that are always wrong. Such acts are referred to as intrinsically evil acts, meaning that they are wrong in themselves, apart from the reason they are done or the circumstances surrounding them. The goal, end, or intention is the part of the moral act that lies within the person. For this reason, we say that the intention is the subjective element of the moral act. For an act to be morally good, one’s intention must be good. If we are motivated to do something by a bad intention—even something that is objectively good—our action is morally evil. It must also be recognized that a good intention cannot make a bad action (something intrinsically evil) good. We can never do something wrong or evil in order to bring about a good. This is the meaning of the saying, “the end does not justify the means” (cf. CCC, nos. 1749-1761).

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA27   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 23 Life in Jesus part 2

More information can be found here.

We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Wilkom  for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA25 Chapter 22 Sacramentals and Popular Devotions

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter22:

Sacramentals dispose believers to receive the chief effects of the Sacraments. They are sacred signs that resemble the Sacraments in the sense that they signify spiritual effects that are obtained through the intercession of the Church. Sacramentals include blessings, actions such as processions, prayers such as the Rosary, and objects such as holy water, palms, ashes, candles, and medals.

The Church instituted sacramentals to sanctify certain ministries, states of life, and the variety of situations in which Christians are involved. Their use has been guided by bishops’ pastoral decisions in responding to specific needs that are particular to a given period of history or locality. They include a prayer, usually with a gesture such as the Sign of the Cross or the sprinkling of holy water.

 

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

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This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA25   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 22 Sacramentals and Popular Devotions

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We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Denise Wharton  for her vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA24 Chapter 21  The Sacrament of Marriage Part 2

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter21:

The couple needs to remember they have entered a relationship between persons. They come to one another with two loves, the one commanded by Jesus and the one caused by their attraction to each other. They are challenged to unite their personal love with Christ’s love. Their human love will survive more effectively the cultural challenges they face, as well as the psychological and economic ones, when it is merged with the powerful love of Christ, who wants them to succeed and whose divine grace is ever at their service.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA24   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 21 The Sacrament of Marriage Part 2

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We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Willkomb for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA23 Chapter 21  The Sacrament of Marriage Part 1

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter21:

The first effect of the Sacrament of Matrimony is the gift of the bond between the spouses. “The consent by which the spouses mutually give and receive one another is sealed by God himself” (CCC, no. 1639). “The marriage bond has been established by God himself in such a way that a marriage concluded and consummated between baptized persons can never be dissolved” (CCC, no. 1640).

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA23   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 21 The Sacrament of Marriage Part 1

More information can be found here.

We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Willkomb for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA22 Chapter 20 Holy Orders Part 2

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter20:

A bishop is given the grace to teach in the name of Christ; to sanctify the Church through the celebration of the Sacraments; to guide, govern, and defend the Church; and to be a sign of the unity of the Church.

A priest is given the grace to proclaim the Gospel and preach, to celebrate the Sacraments (except Holy Orders), and to shepherd the people entrusted to him.

A deacon in the Latin Church is ordained to proclaim the Gospel and preach, to baptize, to assist the bishop or priest in the celebration of the Eucharist, to assist at and bless marriages, to preside at funerals, and to serve the community through works of charity.

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The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA22   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 20 Holy Orders Part 2

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We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Willkomb for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA21 Chapter 20 Holy Orders Part 1

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter20:

The Church adopted the term order from its use in the Roman Empire, where it referred to a governing group. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, there are three degrees or “orders”: bishop, priest, and deacon. The rite of ordination is the sacramental act that makes this possible. Ordination “confers a gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the exercise of a ‘sacred power’ …which can come only from Christ himself through the Church” (CCC, no. 1538).

 

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

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This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA21   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 20 Holy Orders Part 1

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We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Matt Willkomb for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA20 Chapter 19 - The Anointing of the Sick and the Dying

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter19:

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age. The Holy Spirit renews our faith in God and helps us withstand the temptations of the Evil One to be discouraged and despairing in the face of suffering and death. Also, a sick person’s sins are forgiven if he or she was not able to go to Confession prior to the celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

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This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA20   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 19 Anointing of the Sick and the Dying

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Also we wish to thank Deacon Chuck and Susan Adams for their vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA19 Chapter 18 - The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Christian Life

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 18:

It is called the Sacrament of Conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin. It is called the Sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction. It is called the Sacrament of Confession since the disclosure or confession of sins is an essential element of this Sacrament. In a profound sense, it is also a called “confession” —acknowledgment and praise—of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man. It is called the Sacrament of Forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution, God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.” It is called the Sacrament of Reconciliation because it imparts to the sinner the love of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20). He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go, first be reconciled to your brother.” (CCC, nos. 1423-1424, citing Mt 5:24)

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA19   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 18 Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation   God is Rich in Mercy

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We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Bruce McGregor for his vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA18 Chapter 17 part 2- The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Christian Life

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 17:

The consecrated bread has become Christ’s Body. The consecrated wine has become Christ’s Blood. Jesus Christ is substantially present in a way that is entirely unique. This happens by the power of the Holy Spirit through the ministry of the priest’s or bishop’s acting in the person of Christ during the Eucharistic Prayer. At Mass, when we are offered the Host and hear the statement “The Body of Christ,” we answer, “Amen,” that is, “Yes, I believe.”

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

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This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA18   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 17 Part 2 The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Christian Life

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Also we wish to thank Susan Adams  for her vocal talents in this episode.



USCCA16- Episode 16- Confirmation: Consecrated for Mission

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 16:

“When we are responsive to the grace of Confirmation and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, we begin to bear the fruits of the Spirit.  The tradition of the Church names twelve frutis of the Holy Spirit:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity”

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA16   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 16 Confirmation:  Consecrated for Mission

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Also we wish to thank Omar Gutierrez, Teresa Monaghen, and Bruce McGregor  for their vocal talents in this episode.


USCCA10- Episode 10- The Church:  Reflecting the Light of Christ

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 10:

The Church is the continuing manifestation of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Church exists by the will of God the Father and his plan to gather all people under the Lordship of his Son.  As Head of the Church, Jesus Christ continues to fill her with his life and saving grace, pouring into her the Holy Spirit with his gifts of unity, peace, and love.

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

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This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA10   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 10 The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ

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Also we wish to thank Omar Gutierrez and Teresa Monaghen  for their vocal talents in this episode.


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USCCA8- Episode 8- The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ

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Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 8:

Because Christ’s suffering and death was the instruments of salvation, from what did he save us?  We needed to be saved from sin and its damaging effects.  God’s plan to save us involved having the Son of God enter into this world to be like us in all things except sin.  Divine love made this possible.

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

United States Catechism for USCCA8   The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults with Archbishop George Lucas   Chap. 8 The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ

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We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Omar and Miriam Gutierrez  for their vocal talents in this episode.