Marian Devotion: Mary and the
Commandments in the "Catechism of the Catholic Church"©
The charts below are direct quotes from Post-Vatican II Magisterial Documents
concerning the theme, Mary and the Commandments in the CCC. These teachings of the
Catholic Church may prove useful to include in talks, in homilies or for research. For the full title
and document data, click on the abbreviation code (for example, BYM leads you to the
document, Behold Your Mother). This will also lead you to the complete document on
this website or assist you in locating it elsewhere.
For an index of the documents used in the study see:
List of Magisterial Documents
||VIII. Pastoral and Catechetical
Mary and the Commandments in the CCC
Catechism of the Catholic Church,
Fidei Depositum, 1992
2146 The second commandment forbids the abuse of God's name, i.e., every improper
use of the names of God, Jesus Christ, but also of the Virgin Mary and all the saints.
2162 The second commandment forbids every improper use of God's name.
Blasphemy is the use of the name of God, of Jesus Christ, of the Virgin Mary, and of the saints in an
2177 The Sunday celebration of the Lord's Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of
the Church's life. "Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the
apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church."
(CIC, can 1246'1)
"Also to be observed are the day of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Epiphany, the Ascension of Christ, the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, the feast of Mary
the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her Assumption, the feast of Saint Joseph, the feast
of the Apostles Saints Peter and Paul, and the feast of All Saints." (CIC, can 1246 ' 2: "The
conference of bishops can abolish certain holy days of obligation or transfer them to a Sunday with prior
approval of the Apostolic See.")
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