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Section 1: God, the Holy Trinity, Creation, and the Fall

Part 1:          God and His Perfections

Chapter 1:    God Is the Supreme Being

Q. 1.                            Who is God? (01:08)

Q. 2.                            Who made God? (02:06)

Q. 3.                            Can there be more than one God? (02:37)

Q. 4.                            Why must there be a God? (03:20)

Q. 5.                            Why is God an infinitely perfect being? (03:51)

Chapter 2:    God’s Perfections

Q. 6.                            What are God’s perfections? (00:30)

Q. 7.                            Is God infinitely good? (01:54)

Q. 8.                            Is God eternal?  (03:22)

Q. 9.                            Why is God all-knowing? (04:06)

Q. 10.                         Is God present everywhere? (05:15)

Q. 11.                         Is God almighty? (01:05)

Chapter 3:    More of God’s Perfections

Q. 12.                         Is God all-wise?  (00:41)

Q. 13.                         Why is God all-holy? (06:15)

Q. 14.                         Why is God all-merciful? (01:49)

Q. 15.                         Why is God all-just?  (04:05)

Chapter 4:    Worship of God

Q. 16.                         In what ways has God shown His love for us? (03:12)

Q. 17.                         How should we respond to God’s goodness? (01:11)

Q. 18.                         In what ways do we worship God? (05:45)

Q. 19.                         What should we hope to receive from the goodness of God? (04:05)

Q. 20.                         Why is it that so few people pay attention to God?  (03:44)

Q. 21.                         Does every man have some desire for God? (01:00)

Part 2:          The Revelation of God: The Holy Trinity

Chapter 5:    God Reveals Himself  

Q. 22.                         What is the history of salvation?  (02:10)

Q. 23.                         How did God deal with mankind? (02:40)

Q. 24.                         How did God choose to show Himself to the people of the Old Testament? (03:01)

Chapter 6:    The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

Q. 25.                         What is the mystery of the Holy Trinity? (01:49)

Q. 26.                         Why do we believe in the mystery of the Holy Trinity? (01:19)

Q. 27.                         How is the mystery of the Holy Trinity revealed in the New Testament? (02:21)

Q. 28.                         What did Jesus reveal about Himself? (04:11)

Q. 29.                         How was God the Father revealed by Jesus? (04:42)

Q. 30.                         How did Jesus reveal the Holy Spirit? (02:51)

Chapter 7:    The Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Q. 31.                         What did Jesus teach His disciples about God the Father, God the Son,

                                    and God the Holy Spirit? (03:31)

Q. 32.                         Who is God the Father?  (01:15)

Q. 33.                         Who is God the Son? (02:49)

Q. 34.                         Who is God the Holy Spirit?  (02:35)

Q. 35.                         In what ways can we honor the Holy Trinity?  (03:08)

Part 3:          Creation: Material and Spiritual

Chapter 8:    Creation  

Q. 36.                         What is creation?  (05:26)

Q. 37.                         Can we know God through created things?  (06:01)  

Chapter 9:    Angelic Creation and the Fall of the Bad Angels

Q. 38.                         When did the mystery of salvation begin?  (00:42)

Q. 39.                         Who are the angels?  (05:13)

Q. 40.                         Who are the devils?  (04:41)

Q. 41.                         Where are the angels who remained faithful to God?  (04:09)  

Part 4:          The Creation of Man

Chapter 10: The Creation of Man

Q. 42.                         How was man created? (01:45)

Q. 43.                         In what way was man created in the image and likeness of God? (02:22)

Q. 44.                         Is the soul directly created by God?  (04:49)

Chapter 11: Our First Parents: Adam and Eve

Q. 45.                         What special gifts did God give to Adam and Eve?  (00:44)

Q. 46.                         What commandment did God give Adam and Eve? (03:49)

Q. 47.                         What was God’s first gift leading us to Christ?  (03:27)  

Chapter 12: God’s Presence in Created History

Q. 48.                         What did God’s action in the Old Testament reveal and prove to us? (02:03)
Q. 49.                         In what event is God’s all-powerful action for our salvation especially seen?  (02:21)
Q. 50.                         How should we regard creation?  (00:59)
Q. 51.                         How was God especially present in the history of man? (02:53)
Q. 52.                         How is God present to us in our own day? (03:37

Part 5:      Part 5:  The Sins of Man: Original Sin & Personal Sin  

Chapter 13: The Fall of Man and Original Sin  

Q. 53.                         What was the original sin? (01:33)

Q. 54.                         Why are all men conceived and born in original sin? (01:00)

Q. 55.                         What happens in Baptism?  (03:57)

Q. 56.                         Was anyone exempt from original sin? (05:22)  

Chapter 14: Personal Sin  

Q. 57.                         What is actual or personal sin? (01:17)

Q. 58.                         When someone commits a personal sin, what happens? (01:29)  

Chapter 15: Mortal and Venial Sin  

Q. 59.                         What is mortal sin?  (01:32)

Q. 60.                         What are the effects of mortal sin? (12:27)

Q. 61.                         What is venial sin? (03:13)

Q. 62.                         Under what conditions does a Christian commit a mortal sin?  (11:11)

Q. 63.                         When is an act right or wrong?  (11:53)  

Chapter 16: Knowing God’s Will and His Merciful Forgiveness  

Q. 64.                         How do we know God’s will? (04:26)

Q. 65.                         Does God forgive our sins? (01:13)

Q. 66.                         How does God draw the sinner to salvation? (05:42)

Q. 67.                         How are venial sins forgiven? (04:50)  

Chapter 17: Capital Sins  

Q. 68.                         What is a capital sin? (00:23)

Q. 69.                         What are the capital sins? (11:33)  

Chapter 18: Temptation  

Q. 70.                         What is temptation? (00:33)

Q. 71.                         Where do temptations come from? (06:05) 

Section 2: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior  

Part 1:          The Incarnation

Chapter 19: The Incarnation

Q. 72.                         Of all of God’s works, which is the greatest? (01:57)

Q. 73.                         What does the Incarnation mean? (04:20)

Q. 74.                         Why did God the Son come into the world? (03:00)  

Chapter 20: Jesus Is God  

Q. 75.                         Is Jesus Christ true God?  (07:18)

Q. 76.                         How does the Nicene Creed express our faith in Christ’s divinity?  (03:46)

Q. 77.                         Did Jesus say He was God? (08:07)

Q. 78.                         During His Passion, did Jesus say that He was God? (04:43)

Q. 79.                         Does the Catholic Church teach that Jesus is truly God? (02:37)

Q. 80.                         Is there any further evidence in the New Testament pointing to Jesus as God? (03:57)

Q. 81.                         How does the New Testament portray Jesus?  (00:53)

Part 2:          Jesus Is True Man and Our Redeemer  

Chapter 21: Jesus Is True Man  

Q. 82.                         Is Jesus Christ true man?  (02:48)

Q. 83.                         In what ways did Jesus show His concern for us?  (04:08)  

Chapter 22: Jesus Our Savior and Redeemer  

Q. 84.                         Why did Jesus Christ become man?  (08:00)

Q. 85.                         What do we mean when we say that Jesus is our Savior?  (01:15)

Q. 86.                         Is there any other Savior besides Jesus?  (09:01)

Q. 87.                         How did Jesus Christ redeem us?  (01:23)  

Chapter 23: The Passion of Our Lord: The Agony on Mount Olivet  

Q. 88.                         What did the agony and prayer in the garden express? (01:28)

Q. 89.                         Why were the sufferings Christ bore for us so severe? (02:47)  

Chapter 24: The Passion of Our Lord: Jesus before Pilate  

Q. 90.                         Before His death what trials did Jesus undergo?  (03:48)

Q. 91.                         What was Christ’s mission on earth? (06:47)

Q. 92.                         In what sense do we speak of the necessity of the Passion and death of Jesus? (01:03)

Q. 93.                         Did Jesus Himself declare that He had to suffer? (02:41)  

Chapter 25: The Passion of Our Lord: The Crucifixion of Jesus  

Q. 94.                         What did Jesus suffer upon the Cross? (01:06)

Q. 95.                         What are the “seven last words” of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels? (15:10)

Q. 96.                         How did Jesus die?  (00:31)

Q. 97.                         What effects did the Passion of Jesus have? (04:10)

Part 3:          The Resurrection and the Ascension  

Chapter 26: The Resurrection  

Q. 98.                         How did Jesus Christ show the power He has as the Son of God? (01:32)

Q. 99.                         Why is the Resurrection of our Lord so important? (04:21)

Q. 100.                       Why does the Resurrection of Jesus play a central part in the life of faith?  (05:00)

Q. 101.                       What was the Easter proclamation?  (01:11)  

Chapter 27: Jesus Appears to the Apostles  

Q. 102.                       How did Jesus lead His Apostles to faith in His Resurrection? (01:26)

Q. 103.                       How did the Holy Spirit lead the Apostles towards faith in the Resurrection of Jesus? (06:32)

Chapter 28: Belief in the Resurrection  

Q. 104.                       What does the Church teach about the Resurrection?  (04:10)

Q. 105.                       What does it mean to believe in the bodily Resurrection of Jesus from the dead? (01:06)  

Chapter 29: The Benefits of the Resurrection  

Q. 106.                       What has Jesus Christ done for us through His Resurrection? (06:26)

Q. 107.                       How does the risen Jesus help us now?  (01:10)  

Chapter 30: The Ascension: Jesus Returns to the Father  

Q. 108.                       What is the meaning of the Ascension of Christ? (03:11)

Q. 109.                       What are the two distinctive aspects of the mystery of the Ascension?  (04:27)

Q. 110.                       What has Christ done for us through His Ascension?  (03:42)

Q. 111.                       How is Christ present with the Church? (05:25)  

Chapter 31: Christ the King: Center of Our Life  

Q. 112.                       What plan does God have for mankind?  (01:29)

Q. 113.                       Is Jesus Christ the center of all God’s saving work? (00:36)

Section 3: The Holy Spirit

Part 1:          The Person of the Holy Spirit

Chapter 32: The Holy Spirit  

Q. 114.                       Who is God the Holy Spirit? (01:26)

Q. 115.                       The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. What is meant by this? (01:03)

Q. 116.                       What did Jesus Christ say about the Holy Spirit? (01:24)

Part 2:          The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

Chapter 33: The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church  

Q. 117.                       When did the Holy Spirit descend upon the Church?  (02:27)

Q. 118.                       How does the Holy Spirit carry out Christ’s work in the Church? (00:48)

Q. 119.                       Where is God the Holy Spirit especially present?  (07:28)

Q. 120.                       What does God the Holy Spirit accomplish for the Church?  (00:46)

Q. 121.                       Why is the Holy Spirit called the Soul of the Church? (01:16)

Q. 122.                       What is the task of the Holy Spirit in the Church?  (03:00)  

Chapter 34: Devotion to the Holy Spirit  

Q. 123.                       How should the Holy Spirit be honored? (08:05)

Part 3:          The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Christian

Chapter 35: Sanctifying Grace

Q. 124.                       What takes place when a person accepts the Spirit of Christ?  (00:34)

Q. 125.                       What is sanctifying grace?  (02:30)

Q. 126.                       What does this new life of sanctifying grace do for man?  (01:09)

Q. 127.                       What does God’s gift of grace do for us?  (00:54)

Chapter 36: Actual Grace

Q. 128.                       What is actual grace? (04:51)

Chapter 37: The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit in Man

Q. 129.                       What does the indwelling of the Holy Spirit do for man? (03:56)

Q. 130.                       What is our greatest dignity?  (01:34)

Part 4:          The Theological and Cardinal Virtues and the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Chapter 38: The Theological Virtues

Q. 131.                       What are the theological virtues? (01:20)

Q. 132.                       What is the theological virtue of faith?  (01:24)

Q. 133.                       What is the theological virtue of hope? (02:14)

Q. 134.                       What is the theological virtue of charity? (06:19)

Chapter 39: The Cardinal Virtues

Q. 135.                       What are the cardinal virtues? (00:23)

Q. 136.                       Why are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance called cardinal virtues? (13:07)

Chapter 40: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Q. 137.                       What are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit?  (17:07)

Section 4: The Church, the Communion of Saints,
and the Forgiveness of Sins

Part 1:          The Church

Chapter 41: What Is the Catholic Church?

Q. 138.                       What is the Catholic Church?  (05:15)

Q. 139.                       When did Jesus start the Catholic Church? (03:12)

Chapter 42: Gifts of God to the Catholic Church

Q. 140.                       What are some of the basic gifts given by God to the Catholic Church?      (02:53)

Q. 141.                       What are the two sources of divine truth which constitute the truths of the faith? (19:05)

Q. 142.                       What are some other gifts of the Catholic Church besides the truths of the faith? (01:12)

Q. 143.                       Are there other gifts of the Church besides the truths of the faith and the sacraments? (01:29)

Q. 144.                       By means of these gifts, what does the Catholic Church do for mankind?  (01:39)

Chapter 43: The Catholic Church Belongs to Christ

Q. 145.                       Why does the Catholic Church belong entirely to Christ?  (04:03)

Q. 146.                       How does the Catholic see the Church?  (02:19)

Q. 147.                       Why is the Catholic Church a living continuation of Christ on earth?  (07:42)

Q. 148.                       Why is the Catholic Church called the sacrament of Christ?  (01:19)

Q. 149.                       What do we mean when we speak of the Church in heaven?  (12:51)

Chapter 44: Leaders of the Catholic Church

Q. 150.                       Does the Catholic Church have leaders?  (01:27)

Q. 151.                       Who is the Holy Father, the Pope? (06:18)

Q. 152.                       Who are the bishops of the Church? (02:40)

Q. 153.                       What are the chief responsibilities of the Pope and bishops of the Catholic Church? 02:08)

Q. 154.                       Who directs Christ’s work in the Catholic Church?  (02:41)

Chapter 45: Members of the Catholic Church

Q. 155.                       What is owed to the Pope and bishops by the faithful?  (01:30)

Q. 156.                       Why is respect owed to everyone in the Church? (02:51)

Q. 157.                       Why is the Catholic Church a community?  (01:38)

Q. 158.                       Is everyone in the Church equal?  (01:39)

Q. 159.                       Who in the Church is called to a life of holiness? (03:58)

Chapter 46: The Role of the Catholic Church

Q. 160.                       Why is the Catholic Church essentially missionary? (04:05)

Q. 161.                       What is the role of the Church in the world?  (03:46)

Q. 162.                       How does the Catholic Church minister to our spiritual needs?  (00:50)

Q. 163.                       How does the Catholic Church minister to the bodily needs of people?  (03:26)

Q. 164.                       How can we help unbelievers find God?  (01:38)

Q. 165.                       What is our duty towards the world? (00:38)

Chapter 47: Christian Unity

Q. 166.                       Why is the unity of Christians in faith and love God’s will?  (01:39)

Q. 167.                       How is Christian unity promoted by Catholics? (04:01)

Q. 168.                       Why should we respect all men of good will?  (03:26)

Chapter 48: The Catholic Church: Means of Salvation

Q. 169.                       What do we believe about the Catholic Church and salvation?  (02:23)

Q. 170.                       How do the laity share in Christ’s mission?  (05:31)

Q. 171.                       How is the Catholic Church an institution of salvation?  (00:53)

Chapter 49: The Marks of the Church: The Church Is One

Q. 172.                       What are the marks that point out the true Church founded by Jesus?  (08:24)

Q. 173.                       Why is the Catholic Church one?  (00:13)

Q. 174.                       How did Jesus indicate that His Church is one?  (00:46)

Q. 175.                       Why are we united by a spiritual leader?  (01:02)

Q. 176.                       Why are we united in worship? (01:16)  

Chapter 50: The Marks of the Church: The Church Is Holy

Q. 177.                       Why is the Catholic Church holy?  (01:06)

Chapter 51: The Marks of the Church: The Church Is Catholic

Q. 178.                       Why is the Church catholic or universal? (00:54)

Q. 179.                       How long has the Catholic Church been in existence? (01:44)

Q. 180.                       Does the Catholic Church teach all the truths that Jesus Christ taught?  (01:31)

Chapter 52: The Marks of the Church: The Church Is Apostolic

Q. 181.                       Why is the Catholic Church apostolic?  (03:19)

Part 2:          The Communion of Saints

Chapter 53: The Communion of Saints

Q. 182.                       What do we mean when we say, “I believe in the Communion of Saints”?  (02:07)

Q. 183.                       Why is the Church called the Church Militant?  (03:45)

Q. 184.                       How do we help each other?  (01:16)

Q. 185.                       What is the Church Suffering? (01:17)

Q. 186.                       What is our duty toward the deceased? (06:13)

Q. 187.                       What is the Church Triumphant?  (01:34)

Q. 188.                       Why does the Church honor the canonized saints?  (00:34)

Part 3:          The Forgiveness of Sins

Chapter 54: The Forgiveness of Sins

Q. 189.                                   What do we mean when we say, “I believe in the forgiveness of sins”?  (01:56)

Section 5: Channels of Grace

Part 1:          The Sacraments in General

Chapter 55: Sacraments: Actions of Christ

Q. 190.                       In what way is the saving work of Christ continued?  (00:48)

Q. 191.                       How does the Church continue Christ’s work?  (00:29)

Q. 192.                       What are the sacraments?  (03:49)

Q. 193.                       What do the sacraments reveal? (03:54)

Q. 194.                       Why are the sacraments referred to as actions of Christ? (03:51)

Chapter 56: The Purpose of the Sacraments

Q. 195.                       Why did Jesus institute the sacraments? (01:39)

Q. 196.                       Why does the Church encourage Catholics to receive the sacraments? (00:33)

Q. 197.                       What purpose do the sacraments serve?  (07:35)

Chapter 57: Sacramentals

Q. 198.                       What are sacramentals? (01:32)

Q. 199.                       What is the effect of the sacramentals?  (01:44)

Q. 200.                       What are some of the sacramentals?  (03:38)

Part 2:          The Individual Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Penance

Chapter 58: The Sacrament of Baptism

Q. 201.                       What is the sacrament of Baptism? (01:43)

Q. 202.                       What relationship with God is begun at Baptism?  (09:42)

Chapter 59: The Sacrament of Confirmation

Q. 203.                       What is the sacrament of Confirmation?  (00:45)

Q. 204.                       What happens when we receive the seal of the Spirit at Confirmation? (02:37)

Chapter 60: The Sacrament of Penance

Q. 205.                       What is the sacrament of Penance?  (00:39)

Q. 206.                       How does the sacrament of Penance help us? (05:53)

Q. 207.                       If a Catholic has committed a mortal sin, is it necessary for him to go to confession? (04:51)

Q. 208.                       What does perfect sorrow for sin do for a person?  (01:52)

Q. 209.                       What does the Church desire concerning confession? (02:18)

Q. 210.                       What do we gain by confessing venial sins?  (12:54)

Chapter 61: Reparation for Sin and Indulgences

Q. 211.                       Must we still suffer for our sins in other ways even after they are forgiven?  (00:52)

Q. 212.                       What is an indulgence?  (00:45)

Q. 213.                       How does the Church have the power to grant indulgences? (02:07)

Q. 214.                       What are the conditions for gaining an indulgence?  (00:55)

Q. 215.                       May we gain an indulgence for the benefit of the departed? (00:50)

Q. 216.                       What is the difference between a plenary and a partial indulgence?  (02:32)

Q. 217.                       What are some examples of partial indulgences?  (05:28)  

Part 3:         The Individual Sacraments: Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony

Chapter 62: The Sacrament of Holy Orders

Q. 218.                       What is the sacrament of Holy Orders?  (01:09)

Q. 219.                       What does episcopal consecration or ordination confer? (01:53)

Q. 220.                       What special grace is given by Jesus in the sacrament of Holy Orders?  (04:49)

Q. 221.                       What can priests do as representatives of Jesus?  (06:47)

Chapter 63: The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Q. 222.                       What is the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick? (02:16)

Q. 223.                       When is the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick best received? (03:17)

Q. 224.                       What does the Church ask the Lord for by this anointing?  (03:03)

Q. 225.                       What does the Church ask the sick to do?  (05:37)  

Chapter 64: The Sacrament of Matrimony

Q. 226.                       Who instituted the sacrament of Matrimony?  (02:44)

Q. 227.                       Who elevated marriage to the dignity of a sacrament? (01:47)

Q. 228.                       Who are the ministers of the sacrament of Matrimony? (02:14)

Q. 229.                       In what ways can we see the dignity of the sacrament of Matrimony? (07:28)

Q. 230.                       What do Christian spouses commit themselves to do in the sacrament of Matrimony? (01:53)

Q. 231.                       Why did God institute marriage? (07:03)

Q. 232.                       How long does the bond of sacramental marriage last? (04:16)

Chapter 65: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Family

Q. 233.                       What is the purpose of conjugal love and family life?  (02:51)

Q. 234.                       What is every family’s calling?  (00:44)

Q. 235.                       How does the Christian family show the Savior’s living presence in the world?  (01:04)    

Section 6: The Holy Eucharist and Prayer

Part 1:          The Holy Eucharist

Chapter 66: The Holy Eucharist

Q. 236.                       What is a sacrifice to God? (01:39)

Q. 237.                       What is the Holy Eucharist? (01:10)

Q. 238.                       Why does the Church celebrate the Eucharist? (08:10)

Chapter 67: The Eucharist Made Present

Q. 239.                       What takes place when a priest speaks the words of Eucharistic consecration?  (01:45)

Q. 240.                       How is Jesus present in the Eucharist?  (01:58)

Chapter 68: The Sacrifice of the Mass

Q. 241.                       What is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? (02:42)

Q. 242.                       What is the liturgy? (02:13)

Q. 243.                       What is the most important form of all Christian liturgy? (00:11)

Q. 244.                       What are the two principal parts of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?  (08:32)

Q. 245.                       Why is the Holy Mass offered?  (01:36)

Q. 246.                       How do lay people participate in the Mass?  (04:00)

Chapter 69: The Mass: Remembrance and Sacrifice

Q. 247.                       Why is the Mass both a sacrifice and a sacred meal? (05:41)

Q. 248.                       Why is the Mass the one sacrifice of Christ?  (02:40)

Q. 249.                       Who has been empowered to offer the Eucharistic Sacrifice?  (02:58)

Chapter 70: Holy Communion

Q. 250.                       What is Holy Communion?  (03:21)

Q. 251.                       Why is the Holy Eucharist a sacrament of unity? (07:21)

Q. 252.                       What does Jesus do for properly prepared Catholics in the Eucharist? (02:58)

Chapter 71: The Effects of Holy Communion

Q. 253.                       Does reception of the Holy Eucharist at Holy Communion increase

                                    the supernatural life of our soul?  (04:27)

Q. 254.                       Does Holy Communion unite our souls more closely to Jesus?  (02:39)

Q. 255.                       Does Holy Communion increase our love for God?  (01:37)

Q. 256.                       Does Holy Communion increase our love of neighbor? (03:41)

Q. 257.                       Why is Holy Communion a pledge of future glory?  (03:10)

Chapter 72: The Real Presence

Q. 258.                       Why does Jesus become present in the Holy Eucharist? (00:53)

Q. 259.                       Why is the Holy Eucharist reserved in our churches?  (02:03)

Q. 260.                       What do we owe to Jesus, reserved in the Blessed Sacrament?  (04:43)

Q. 261.                       Why is the Holy Eucharist the center of all sacramental life?  (06:20)

Part 2:          Prayer

Chapter 73: What Prayer Is

Q. 262.                       What is prayer?  (00:41)

Q. 263.                       What is mental or interior prayer? (06:26)

Q. 264.                       Why is prayer necessary? (00:33)

Q. 265.                       What are the four purposes of prayer? (02:25)

Chapter 74: How We Should Pray

Q. 266.                       How should we pray? (02:18)

Q. 267.                       Why is Jesus the divine Model of prayer?  (00:37)

Chapter 75: The “Our Father”

Q. 268.                       Why is the “Our Father” a prayer of perfect and unselfish love?  (02:03)

Section 7: The Ten Commandments and
Final Reunion with God

Part 1:          The Ten Commandments

Chapter 76: The Moral Life of Christians

Q. 269.                       If we want to answer God’s love with our love, what must we do?  (01:06)

Q. 270.                       What does Catholic morality teach?  (00:54)

Q. 271.                       How is Catholic morality supported and guided? (13:00)

Q. 272.                       What is conscience?  (00:35)

Q. 273.                       Should each person have a right conscience? (00:53)

Q. 274.                       How should a Catholic form a right conscience?  (10:56)

Q. 275.                       What does obedience to the Holy Spirit entail?  (00:44)

Chapter 77: Perfect Christian Love

Q. 276.                       What is the summary of all of the commandments? (01:17)

Q. 277.                       Why is the love of God called the soul of morality? (02:41)

Q. 278.                       What is man’s greatest responsibility? (01:38)

Q. 279.                       How does a person obtain holiness?  (04:48)

Q. 280.                       Why do men and women enter into consecrated vocations?  (06:56)

Chapter 78: Our Duties Toward God

Q. 281.                       How do we know the duties which flow from love of God and man?  (04:17)

Q. 282.                       What can be said in general about a Christian’s duties toward God?  (00:47)         

Q. 283.                       How do we sin against God’s honor?  (08:56)

Chapter 79: Our Duties Toward Our Neighbor

Q. 284.                       What responsibilities do we have toward other people? (02:23)

Q. 285.                       How can we show the justice and charity of Christ to others?  (00:39)

Q. 286.                       How should our judgments of others and our speech be ruled?  (02:50)

Q. 287.                       In obedience to lawful authority, how do we show our love for our neighbor?  (03:51)

Q. 288.                       In what ways do we sin against our neighbor?  (03:05)

Chapter 80: Our Duties Toward Self

Q. 289.                       What responsibilities do we have towards self?  (06:54)

Q. 290.                       What does the thought of the duties and obligations which flow from

                                    the love of God and man help the Christian to do?   (02:08)

Part 2:          Final Union with God

Chapter 81: Death, Judgment, Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven

Q. 291.                       Why should a Christian face death with courage and joy?  (05:28)

Q. 292.                       What is the particular judgment?  (01:51)

Q. 293.                       What is hell? (05:29)

Q. 294.                       What is Purgatory? (02:12)

Q. 295.                       What is the Beatific Vision? (02:52)

Chapter 82: Resurrection of the Body

Q. 296. What do we mean when we say, “We believe in the resurrection of the body”?  (02:07)

Q. 297. What do we mean when we say, “We believe in life everlasting”?  (00:37)

Chapter 83: The Last Judgment

Q. 298.                       What is the Last Judgment?  (02:32)

Q. 299.                       What will take place on the day of the Last Judgment? (04:06)

Q. 300.                       What will take place when Christ returns with power?  (02:59)

Q. 301.                       When will we fully reach our eternal destiny?  (02:28)

Chapter 84: Mary, Mother of God and of the Church

Q. 302.                       Why does Mary, after Christ, have the highest place in the Church? (04:40)

Q. 303.                       What are some of the special gifts which God gave to Mary?  (08:06)

Q. 304.                       What is the wish of the Catholic Church concerning devotion to Mary? (01:51)


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