Context of the Articles Integrating the Blessed Virgin Mary into the
|Part One: The Profession of Faith|
[The colored frontispiece from the Priscilla catacomb is a fragment of a third century fresco depicting Mary with the Christ Child, a star, and the prophet Balaam.]Section One: "I Believe" - "We Believe" Chapter Two: God Comes to Meet Man Article 1: The Revelation of God / II. The Stages of Revelation / God forms his people Israel 64 Chapter Three: Man's Response of God Article 1: I Believe / I. The Obedience of Faith 144 Mary - "Blessed is she who believed" 148, 149 III. The Characteristics of Faith / Faith - the beginning of eternal life 165 The Credo: The Apostles' Creed; The Nicene Creed Section Two: The Profession of the Christian Faith Chapter One: I believe in God the Father Article 1: "I believe in the God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth" Paragraph 3. The Almighty / The mystery of God's apparent powerlessness 273 Paragraph 7. The Fall / IV. "You did not abandon him to the power of death." 410, 411 Chapter Two: I believe in Jesus Christ , the Only Son of God / The Good News: God has sent his Son 422, 423 Article 2: "And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord" / I. Jesus 430, 435 II. Christ 437 In Brief: 452 Article 3: "He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary" Paragraph 1. The Son of God Became Man / I. Why did the Word become flesh? 456 II. The Incarnation 461 III. True God and True Man 466, 467, 469 IV. How Is the Son of God Man? 470 Paragraph 2. "Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary" / I. Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit ... 484, 485, 486 II. ... Born of the Virgin Mary 487 Mary's predestination 488, 489 The Immaculate Conception 490, 491, 492, 493 "Let it be done to me according to your word..." 494 Mary's divine motherhood 495 Mary's virginity 496, 497, 498 Mary - "ever-virgin" 499, 500, 501 Mary's virginal motherhood in God's plan 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507 In Brief: 508, 509, 510, 511 Paragraph 3. The Mysteries in Christ's Life / II. The Mysteries of Jesus' Infancy and Hidden Life / The Christmas mystery 525, 526 The mysteries of Jesus' infancy 528, 529 The mysteries of Jesus' hidden life 531, 532, 533, 534 In Brief: 563, 564 Article 4: "Jesus Christ suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried" Paragraph 1. Jesus and Israel / II. Jesus and the Temple 583 In Brief: 593 Paragraph 2. Jesus Died Crucified / III. Christ Offered Himself to His Father for Our Sins / Our Participation in Christ's sacrifice 618 Chapter Three: I believe in the Holy Spirit Article 8: "I believe in the Holy Spirit" / II. The Name, Titles, and Symbols of the Holy Spirit / Symbols of the Holy Spirit 695, 697 III. God's Spirit and Word in the Time of the Promise / Expectation of the Messiah and his Spirit 711 IV. The Spirit of Christ in the Fullness of Time / John, precursor, prophet, and baptist 717 "Rejoice, you who are full of grace" 721, 722, 723, 724, 725, 726 In Brief: 744 Article 9: "I believe in the Holy Catholic Church" Paragraph 1. The Church in God's Plan / III. The Mystery of the Church / The Church - mystery of men' union with God 773 Paragraph 3. The Church is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic / I. The Church is One 813 II. The Church Is Holy 829 In Brief: 867 Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church 963 I. Mary's Motherhood with Regard to the Church / Wholly united with her Son ... 964, 965 ... also in her Assumption 966 ... she is our Mother in the order of grace 967, 968, 969, 970 II. Devotion to the Blessed Virgin 971 III. Mary - Eschatological Icon of the Church 972 In Brief: 973, 974, 975 Article 11: "I believe in the Resurrection of the Body" / II. Dying in Christ Jesus / The meaning of Christian death 1014 Article 12: "I believe in life everlasting" 1020 II. Heaven 1024 In Brief: 1053
Part Two: The Celebration of the Christian
Section One: The Sacramental EconomyChapter One: The Paschal Mystery in the Age of the Church Article 1: The Liturgy - Work of the Holy Spirit / III. The Holy Spirit and the Church in the Liturgy / The Holy Spirit makes present the mystery of Christ 1106 Chapter Two: The Sacramental Celebration of the Paschal Mystery Article 1: Celebrating the Church's Liturgy 1138 II. How Is the Liturgy Celebrated? / Holy images 1161 III. When Is the Liturgy Celebrated? / The liturgical year 1171 The sanctoral in the liturgical year 1172 In Brief: 1187, 1192, 1195 Section Two: The Seven Sacraments of the Church Chapter One: The Sacraments of Christian Initiation Article 3: The Sacrament of the Eucharist / V. The Sacramental Sacrifice Thanksgiving, Memorial, Presence / The sacrificial memorial of Christ and of his Body, the Church 1370 In Brief: 1419 Chapter Two: The Sacraments of Healing Article 4: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation / X. Indulgences / In the Communion of Saints 1477 Chapter Three: The Sacraments at the Service of Communion Article 7: The Sacrament of Matrimony / I. Marriage in God's Plan / Marriage in the Lord 1613 VI. The Domestic Church 1655 Chapter Four: Other Liturgical Celebrations Article 1: Sacramentals / Popular Piety 1674, 1676
Part Three: Life in Christ
Section One: Man's Vocation, Life in the SpiritChapter One: The Dignity of the Human Person Article 2: Our Vocation to Beatitude / I. The Beatitudes 1717 Chapter Three: God's Salvation: Law and Grace Article 3: The Church, Mother and Teacher 2030 II. Precepts of the Church 2043 Section Two: The Ten Commandments Chapter One: "You Shall Love the Lord Your God with All Your Heart, and with All Your Soul, and with All Your Mind" Article 1: The First Commandment / II. "Him Only Shall You Serve" / Adoration 2097 IV. "You Shall Not Make for Yourself a Graven Image" 2131, 2132 Article 2: The Second Commandment / I. The Name of the Lord Is Holy 2146 In Brief: 2162 Article 3: The Third Commandment / II. The Lord's Day / The Sunday Eucharist 2177 Chapter Two: "You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself" Article 8: The Eighth Commandment / VI. Truth, Beauty, and Sacred Art 2502
Part Four: Christian Prayer
Section One: Prayer in the Christian LifeChapter One: The Revelation of Prayer Article 2: In the Fullness of Time / Jesus prays 2599, 2603, 2605 / The Prayer of the Virgin Mary 2617, 2618, 2619 In Brief: 2622 Chapter Two: The Tradition of Prayer Article 2: The Way of Prayer / Prayer to Jesus 2665 In communion with the holy Mother of God 2673, 2674, 2675, 2676, 2677, 2678, 2679 In Brief: 2682 Chapter Three: The Life of Prayer Article 1: Expressions of Prayer / II. Meditation 2708 (r) III. Contemplative Prayer 2716 Article 2: The Battle of Prayer 2725 I. Objections to Prayer Article 3: The Seven Petitions / III. "Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven" 2827 IV. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" 2837 VII. "But Deliver Us from Evil" 2853(1)
1. For an alphabetical listing of references to Marian themes in the CCC, see: Bertrand Buby, S.M. "Appendix 4," Mary of Galilee, Vol II, 319-320.
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