This course will examine the modern Catechism of the Catholic Church (hereafter CCC). Its focus will be on the content of the doctrines the church teaches and the style through which it teaches them. It is divided into four major sections, each corresponding to the four major sections of the CCC.
The first of these four parts is entitled the Profession of Faith and is based on the Nicene Creed. It reviews the doctrine of the Trinity of God, the incarnation of Christ, and the role of the church in the economy of salvation.
The second part is called The Celebration of the Christian Mystery and it describes the Liturgy of the church and the seven sacraments that it celebrates.
The third part is entitled Life in Christ and it discusses the moral teachings of the church.
The fourth part of the Catechism discusses Christian Prayer