The Eucharist Of The Catholic Church

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The Eucharist according to Catechism of the Catholic Church The Eucharist is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic faith. For some it is the most important sacrament of the faith. What is the Catechism of the Catholic Church? What does it say about the Eucharist? This is what will be discussed during this paper. To start off the answering the first question, the Catechism is a according to the website uscatholic.org it is a “compendium of all Catholic doctrine regarding both faith and morals.” There have been many Catechisms throughout the history of the Catholic religion. Regarding this paper we will be discussing the Eucharist in the most recent Catechism that was promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1992 to coincide with the second Vatican Council. The Catechism specifically Part two article three discusses the The Sacrament of the Eucharist it is broken down into seven parts. First we must define what a sacrament is. A Sacrament is a religious rite or observance. The Sacrament of the Eucharist completes the Christian initiation according to the Catechism, it is the “source of summit of the Christian life.” Basically the Eucharist is the sum and summary of faith, “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.” Section two titled What is This Sacrament Called? They call it the Eucharist because it is the action of thanksgiving to God. There are different names they call this, The Lords Supper, The
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