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Life in Christ

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IN BRIEF

2047

The moral life is a spiritual worship. Christian activity

finds its nourishment in the liturgy and the celebration

of the sacraments.

2048

The precepts of the Church concern the moral and Chris­

tian life united with the liturgy and nourished by it.

2049

The Magisterium of the Pastors of the Church in moral

matters is ordinarily exercised in catechesis and

preaching, on the basis of the Decalogue which states

the principles of moral life valid for every man.

2050

The Roman Pontiff and the bishops, as authentic teach­

ers, preach to the People of God the faith which is to

be believed and applied in moral life. It is also incum­

bent on them to pronounce on moral questions that

fall within the natural law and reason.

2051

The infallibility of the Magisterium of the Pastors ex­

tends to all the elements of doctrine, including moral

doctrine, without which the saving truths of the faith

cannot be preserved, expounded, or observed.