The Integrity of Christ and His Teaching

Authored by Jason Gale in Issue #32.3 of The Sower

Jason Gale explains how the Credo ultimately contains only a single dogma, whose mystery can and must be spread out in many aspects.

There is a direct relationship between the person of Christ and the one Deposit of Faith. In catechesis, we say that we teach Christ, but we also say that we teach the Catholic Faith. The Creed, Sacraments, morality, and prayer not only describe what is found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, but also summarize for us God and his plan for salvation. This plan is fully revealed and receives its power in Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and life. When our faith and life blend together, we describe ourselves as persons of integrity. The integrity of the Catholic faith is sometimes overlooked in catechesis. We must strive to teach the whole of who Christ is as expressed in the Church’s faith.

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