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The Duties of Family Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534

IV.

The Family and the Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539

V.

The Authorities in Civil Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 543 Article 5: THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT. . . . . . . . . . 544

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Respect for Human Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544

II.

Respect for the Dignity of Persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551

III.

Safeguarding Peace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558 Article 6: THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT. . . . . . . . . . 560

I.

“Male and Female He Created Them...”. . . . . . . . . . . . 560

II.

The Vocation to Chastity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561

III.

The Love of Husband and Wife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567

IV.

Offenses Against the Dignity of Marriage. . . . . . . . . . . 572 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575 Article 7: THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT . . . . . . . . 577

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The Universal Destination and the Private Ownership of Goods. . 577

II.

Respect for Persons and Their Goods. . . . . . . . . . . . . 578

III.

The Social Doctrine of the Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581

IV.

Economic Activity and Social Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583

V.

Justice and Solidarity Among Nations. . . . . . . . . . . . 585

VI.

Love for the Poor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589 Article 8: THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT. . . . . . . . . 591

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Living in the Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591

II.

To Bear Witness to the Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592

III.

Offenses Against Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 594

IV.

Respect for the Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 596

V.

The Use of the Social Communications Media. . . . . . . . . 597

VI.

Truth, Beauty, and Sacred Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 599 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 Article 9: THE NINTH COMMANDMENT. . . . . . . . . 601

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Purification of the Heart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602

II.

The Battle for Purity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605 Article 10: THE TENTH COMMANDMENT. . . . . . . . . 606

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The Disorder of Covetous Desires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606

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The Desires of the Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 608

III.

Poverty of Heart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609

IV.

“I Want to See God”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611 PART FOUR: CHRISTIAN PRAYER. 613 SECTION ONE: PRAYER IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. . . . .613 CHAPTER ONE: THE REVELATION OF PRAYER. . . . . . . 616 THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO PRAYER. . . . . . . . . . . . 616 Article 1: IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . 616 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623 Article 2: IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME . . . . . . . . . . . 624 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630 Article 3: IN THE AGE OF THE CHURCH. . . . . . . . . . 631

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Blessing and Adoration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 632

II.

Prayer of Petition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 632