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Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas

Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas

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THE CATECHETICAL INSTRUCTIONS
of
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

Translated with a Commentary by Rev. Joseph B. Collins, S.S., D.D., Ph.D.
Introduction by Rev. Rudolph G. Bandas, Ph.D., S.T.D. et M.
Nihil Obstat: E. A. Connolly, S.S., J.C.D, Censor Deputatus
Imprimatur: Most Reverend Michael J. Curley, D.D., Archbishop of Baltimore

Baltimore, February 9, 1939
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The Catholic Primer
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................................................. 6
TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE........................................................................................................... 7
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS.............................................................................................................. 7
CHIEF WORKS OF ST. THOMAS............................................................................................ 9
THE OPUSCULA.......................................................................................................................... 9
ST. THOMAS IN THE HISTORY OF CATECHETICS........................................................ 10
TRANSLATOR'S NOTE............................................................................................................ 10
INDEX OF KEY TERMS............................................................................................................... 12
THE APOSTLES' CREED............................................................................................................. 16
WHAT IS FAITH?....................................................................................................................... 16
THE FIRST ARTICLE: "I Believe in One God.".................................................................... 18

SOME MOTIVES FOR BELIEF IN MANY GODS.................................................................... 19 ERRORS RELATING TO THE FIRST ARTICLE...................................................................... 20 GOOD EFFECTS OF OUR FAITH........................................................................................... 21

THE SECOND ARTICLE: "And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord."........................ 22
ERRORS RELATING TO THE SECOND ARTICLE................................................................. 23
THE DIVINE GENERATION..................................................................................................... 23
THE THIRD ARTICLE.............................................................................................................. 25
ERRORS RELATING TO THE THIRD ARTICLE..................................................................... 25
GOOD EFFECTS OF THESE CONSIDERATIONS................................................................. 26
THE FOURTH ARTICLE: "Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was
buried."......................................................................................................................................... 28
EVIL EFFECTS OF SIN............................................................................................................ 29
CHRIST, EXEMPLAR OF VIRTUES......................................................................................... 30
THE FIFTH ARTICLE: "He Descended into Hell."............................................................... 31

REASONS FOR CHRIST'S DESCENT...................................................................................... 31 WHAT WE MAY LEARN FROM THIS...................................................................................... 32 SPECIAL CHARACTER OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION....................................................... 34 WHAT WE MAY LEARN FROM THE RESURRECTION......................................................... 35

THE SIXTH ARTICLE: "He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty."................................................................................................................. 36

THE SUBLIMITY OF THE ASCENSION.................................................................................. 36 THE REASONABLENESS OF THE ASCENSION..................................................................... 36 THE BENEFITS OF THE ASCENSION.................................................................................... 37

THE SEVENTH ARTICLE: "From thence He shall come to judge the living and the
dead."............................................................................................................................................ 38

THE FORM OF THE JUDGEMENT......................................................................................... 38 WHO ARE TO BE JUDGED?................................................................................................... 38 THE FEAR OF THE JUDGMENT............................................................................................ 39 OUR PREPARATION FOR THE JUDGMENT......................................................................... 40

THE EIGHTH ARTICLE: "I Believe in the Holy Ghost."..................................................... 40
TEACHING OF THE NICENE CREED.................................................................................... 41
BENEFITS FROM THE HOLY GHOST.................................................................................... 41
THE NINTH ARTICLE: "I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church."...................................... 43

THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH............................................................................................... 43 THE HOLINESS OF THE CHURCH........................................................................................ 43 THE CATHOLICITY OR UNIVERSALITY OF THE CHURCH................................................ 44 THE APOSTOLICITY OF THE CHURCH................................................................................ 44

THE TENTH ARTICLE: "The Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins."............... 46
THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS: A REVIEW................................................................................. 46
THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.................................................................................................. 47

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