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Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463

II.

The Common Good. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464

III.

Responsibility and Participation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467 Article 3: SOCIAL JUSTICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468

I.

Respect for the Human Person. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468

II.

Equality and Differences Among Men. . . . . . . . . . . . 469

III.

Human Solidarity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472 CHAPTER THREE: GOD’S SALVATION: LAWAND GRACE. . . . 473 Article 1: THE MORAL LAW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

I.

The Natural Moral Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474

II.

The Old Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476

III.

The New Law or the Law of the Gospel. . . . . . . . . . . . 477 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480 Article 2: GRACE AND JUSTIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . 481

I.

Justification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481

II.

Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483

III.

Merit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486

IV.

Christian Holiness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489 Article 3: THE CHURCH, MOTHER AND TEACHER. . . . . 490

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Moral Life and the Magisterium of the Church. . . . . . . . . 491

II.

The Precepts of the Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493

III.

Moral Life and Missionary Witness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495 SECTION TWO: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. . . . . . .498 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504 CHAPTER ONE: “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND”. . . . . . . 505 Article 1: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT. . . . . . . . . . 505

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“You Shall Worship the Lord Your God and Him Only Shall You Serve”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505

II.

“Him Only Shall You Serve” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508

III.

“You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me” . . . . . . . . . 512

IV.

“You Shall Not Make for Yourself a Graven Image...”. . . . . . 516 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517 Article 2: THE SECOND COMMANDMENT . . . . . . . . 518

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The Name of the Lord Is Holy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518

II.

Taking the Name of the Lord in Vain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520

III.

The Christian Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 521 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522 Article 3: THE THIRD COMMANDMENT . . . . . . . . . 523

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The Sabbath Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523

II.

The Lord’s Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529 CHAPTER TWO: “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 Article 4: THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT. . . . . . . . . 530

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The Family in God’s Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531

II.

The Family and Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533