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CHAPTER THREE: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT . . . . . . 179 Article 8: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. . . . . . . . . 180

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The Joint Mission of the Son and the Spirit. . . . . . . . . . 181

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The Name, Titles, and Symbols of the Holy Spirit. . . . . . . 182

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God’s Spirit and Word in the Time of the Promises. . . . . . . 186

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The Spirit of Christ in the Fullness of Time. . . . . . . . . . 190

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The Spirit and the Church in the Last Days. . . . . . . . . . 193 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Article 9: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH. . 197 Paragraph 1. The Church in God’s Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

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Names and Images of the Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

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The Church’s Origin, Foundation, and Mission. . . . . . . . 199

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The Mystery of the Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Paragraph 2. The Church—People of God, Body of Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

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The Church—People of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

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The Church—Body of Christ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

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The Church Is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. . . . . . . . . . 211 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Paragraph 3. The Church Is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. . . 214

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The Church Is One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214

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The Church Is Holy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

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The Church Is Catholic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

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The Church Is Apostolic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Paragraph 4. Christ’s Faithful—Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

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The Hierarchical Constitution of the Church. . . . . . . . . . 231

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The Lay Faithful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

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The Consecrated Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Paragraph 5. The Communion of Saints. . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

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Communion in Spiritual Goods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

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The Communion of the Church of Heaven and Earth. . . . . . 249 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Paragraph 6. Mary—Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church . . . 251

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Mary’s Motherhood with Regard to the Church. . . . . . . . 251

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Devotion to the Blessed Virgin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253

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Mary—Eschatological Icon of the Church. . . . . . . . . . . 253 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Article 10: I BELIEVE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. . . . 254

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One Baptism for the Forgiveness of Sins . . . . . . . . . . . 255

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The Power of the Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Article 11: I BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

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Christ’s Resurrection and Ours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

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Dying in Christ Jesus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Article 12: I BELIEVE IN LIFE EVERLASTING . . . . . . . 266

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The Particular Judgment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

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Heaven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

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The Final Purification, or Purgatory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 268