What does CCD in the Catholic Church mean?
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine was an association established in 1562 in Rome for the purpose of providing religious education. In its more modern usage, CCD is the religious teaching program of the Catholic Church. These classes are taught to school age children to learn the basic doctrines of their faith.
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Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. It is an old term for religious education that was tried to be changed to simple "religious education" for those in garde and high school, but it is so engrained that it is still called CCD
THE OLD WAY THE CHURCH STATED WAS AT CONFIRMATION YOU BECOME A SOLDIER OF CHRIST. Yes, it's basically accepting your religion and saying that you have gotten to the point where you understand and have faithful believings of what you have been taught about Catholics.
Sunday is a holy day of obligation and we do participate in Mass for prayer and worship but neither the Holy Scriptures or Holy Tradition state that formal religious education must happen on Sunday.. Catholic religious education can be taught on any day of the week. The day is determined by each pa…rish according to its own needs. ( Full Answer )
Children are accepted at the age of 5 years old. You can start as early as PreK4, but definitely start by first grade to ensure proper preparation for first communion in second grade.
It is an integral part of the modern post-Vatican II> shortly before the communion the priest announces- ( let us offer to each other the sign of peace) this can take various forms, handshakes, kisses, etc. Not to be confused with the l20 degree phase angle- Peace Sign similar to the Mercedes Star. …This was derived from the semaphore signals for N and D ( originally Nuclear Disarmament) and is not, by the way a cross. ( Full Answer )
To be a member of the Catholic Church means to believe in Catholic Christianity and be a official in the Roman Catholic Church and/or attend a Catholic Church.
THE OLD WAY THE CHURCH STATED WAS AT CONFIRMATION YOU BECOME A SOLDIER OF CHRIST. Yes, it's basically accepting your religion and saying that you have gotten to the point where you understand and have faithful believings of what you have been taught about Catholics. . Answer Confirmation is th…e sacrament that completes baptism, gives you the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and makes you a full member of Christ's Church. The sacrament may be administered ANYTIME after baptism, and is in the Eastern Rites. In the Latin Rite, it is only administered at the same time to adults being baptized, and the bishop sets the age for people to be confirmed in his diocese. To be a confirmed Christian means that you have been confirmed by a Catholic Bishop, or a priest with authority from his bishop. ( Full Answer )
It is the fiftieth day after the resurrection of Jesus when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles to signify the birth of the Christian Church. Catholic Answer The meaning is that the fullness of revelation has come, God, in the person of the Holy Spirit has come down upon the Church which H…e will now guide through this, the last age, until the end of the world. Through His coming upon the Apostles, He fully established the Catholic Church and reveals It to the world. He continues to guide It and guaranteed It through the ages. . from The Catechism of the Catholic Church , second edition, English translation 1994 . 731 On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ's Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, manifested, given, and communicated as a divine person: of his fullness, Christ, the Lord, pours out the Spirit in abundance. (Cf. Acts 2:33-36) 732 On that day, the Holy Trinity is fully revealed. Since that day, the Kingdom announced by Christ has been open to those who believe in him: in the humility of the flesh and in faith, they already share in the communion of the Holy Trinity. By his coming, which never ceases, the Holy Spirit causes the world to enter into the "last days," the time of the Church, the Kingdom already inherited though not yet consummated. We have seen the true Light, we have received the heavenly Spirit, we have found the true faith: we adore the indivisible Trinity, who has saved us. (Byzantine liturgy, Pentecost, Vespers, Troparion , repeated after communion.). ( Full Answer )
Catholic comes from the Greek for Universal. The name catholic wasn't so much a name that was given as much as a description of the universality of the early christian faith. ANSWER : True to some degree but the reality is that historically, The Catholic Church has existed by that specific …name: "The Catholic Church" since at least 110 AD. Iraneous is the first to identify Christians -- in the written record -- as members of The Catholic Church. The Catholic Church continues to exist today, and by that specific name, and has existed by that name for more than 1900+ years. "Catholic" was, therefore, not merely a concept or merely general description of the Christian Church, it was and remains, in my opinion, Her true and authentic name. ( Full Answer )
Super HAD CCD is a trademark of Sony Corporation. The Super HAD CCD is a version of Sony's high performance CCD HAD (Hole-Accumulation Diode) sensor with sharply improved sensitivity by the incorporation of a new semiconductor technology developed by Sony Corporation.
Bread represents the Body of Christ. According to the story of The Last Supper, as Jesus gave his disciples bread, he told them that it was his body. Roman Catholic Answer from The Catechism of the Catholic Church , second edition, English translation 1994 . 1333 At the heart of the Eu…charistic celebration are the bread and wine that, by the word of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ's Body and Blood. Faithful to the Lord's command the Church continues to do, in his memory and until his glorious return, what he did on the eve of his Passion: "He took bread . ." "He took the cup filled with wine . . ." The signs of bread and wine become, in a way surpassing understanding, the Body and Blood of Christ; they continue also to signify the goodness of creation. Thus in the Offertory we give thanks to the Creator for bread and wine, (Cf. Ps. 104:13-15.) Fruit of the "work of human hands," but above all as "fruit of the earth" and "of the vine" - gifts of the Creator. The Church sees in the gesture of the king-priest Melchizedek, who "brought out bread and wine," a prefiguring of her own offering.( Gen 14:18; cf. Roman Missal , EP ( (Roman Canon) 95.) . ( Full Answer )
It stands for the Catechism of the Catholic Church, also abbreviated as "CCC", but the "CCE" is from the Latin name, Catechismus Catholicae Ecclesiae.
This depends purely upon when the Director of Religious Education schedules it. There are no religious requirements dictating when CCD should be held. For the purposes of convenience, most CCD classes are scheduled on Sundays, after the Mass. However, if a child was to attend a Catholic school, thei…r CCD would be taught in the Religion class daily, allowing them the choice not to attend CCD when their parish schedules it. ( Full Answer )
CCD is a fancy abbreviation for catechism or Sunday school Roman Catholic Answer CCD stands for Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, an older set of instructions that were commonly used in the United States for catechizing youth in the faith. Like the word "kleenex" (which it a brand name and c…ame to be used for any tissue) it came to be used as a generic term for what is now commonly called "faith formation" or what some protestants call "Sunday School". ( Full Answer )
According to a site whose reliability might be questionable, it's "Confraternity of Christian Doctrine" http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_CCD_in_the_Catholic_Church_mean
It is an illegal practice of the Catholic church to be paid for forgiving someone who has sinned. What it means to the church is that I am assuming they will be all the richer for having gained part of their riches in such a sinfull manner.
"... Have you not read that from the beginning the creator 'made them male and female' and said, 'for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together,… no human being must separate." Mathew 19:4-6 Answer United States Catholic clergy are permitted by the government to perform marriages provided the couple have obtained a civil marriage license. However, a Catholic marriage adds numerous other moral and religious aspects to the marriage. Catholics believe that marriage was instituted by God and spouses are bound together for life . Catholics also believe that to be true for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Since at least the Middle Ages, the stated purpose of marriage was to provide mutual spousal support and procreation. A refusal by either party to have children is one of the grounds for annulment. Contraception is banned. The long standing dominant-husband tradition that the wife should submit to her husband's leadership in all matters has been continued in the Catholic marriage philosophy but the strength of that position varies, especially in the United States where equality between the sexes has been such an important social and legal issue. However, the official position is that the husband is to provide leadership and the wife is to provide subordination to his leadership. Remarriage after a civil divorce is banned within the Catholic Church. Annulments are obtainable in the United States as a concession to the propensity of American marriages to end in divorce. An annulment voids the marriage as though it had never taken place. Historically, people of influence within bishoprics have found it easier than the average person to obtain an annulment even when the couple had children during the marriage. Annulments are not so easily obtainable in Europe. In fact, they are not available in most countries. As late as the Early Middle Ages, the Catholic Church did not require any special ceremony to solemnize a marriage. Early church fathers promoted celibacy and freedom from any family ties as the desired state from which to better serve God. Indeed, there was no special ceremony associated with marriage and it was not necessary to seek any priestly blessings until the mid to late Middle Ages. St Paul said that Christ is head of the husband and the husband is head of the wife. [1 Cor. 11:3] See related link. ( Full Answer )
No. The work is miss spelled and the meaning is different. Catolica [cah-to'-le-co, cah] adjective. Is spanish for Catholic. This could include Roman Catholics, but also includes other catholics. .
If you are a Christian, then technically you are a member of the "catholic" church, because that usage of the term means "universal". If you are referring to the Roman Catholic church, then it means that you follow the beliefs and practices of that particular denomination in addition to being a Chri…stian, just as you can be a Christian and a Presbyterian. There are many resources on-line that can help you find out what Roman Catholics believe if you wish to investigate that in depth. ( Full Answer )
It means "Confraternity of Christian Doctrine". After Vatican II there was an attempt to change the title "CCD classes' to "religious education classes" but CCD ws so ingrained that it is still is in use.
Benedict XVI in his encyclical Deus Caritas Est explained that love is broken into two different types: eros (descending) and agape (ascending). Eros is errotic love (the origin of that word) and agape is more unconditional, higher, more pure love. Neither of the two are actually greater than anothe…r, they are simply two parts to the same thing. I encourage you to read the first chapter of the encylical on the Vatican web site. ( Full Answer )
Catholic Answer Baptism, in the Catholic Church, is the first of the sevensacraments, and the "door" which gives access to the othersacraments. Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgivenessof sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins androse for our justification. It …is so necessary for salvation thatit is extended to all, and those who do not have access to physicalbaptism are, we believe, provided for by God through baptism byblood (martyrdom) and baptism by desire (if death occurs beforebaptism). The rite of Baptism consists of immersing the candidatein water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing theinvocation of the Most Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J.Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 . The Sacrament in which, by water and the word of God, aperson is cleansed of all sin and reborn and sanctified in Christto everlasting life. (Etym. Latin baptisma; from Greek baptisma, adipping.. from The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition,English translation 1994 1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the wholeChristian life, the gateway to life in the spirit (vitaespiritualis ianua), and the door which give access to the othersacraments. through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn assons of God' we become members of Christ, are incorporated into theChurch and made shares in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament ofregeneration through water in the word." 1214 This sacrament if called Baptism, after thecentral rite by which it is carried out: to baptize (Greekbaptizein means to "plunge" or "immerse"; the "plunge" into thewater symbolizes the catechumen's burial into Christ's death, fromwhich he rises up by resurrection with him, as "a new creature." 1216 "This bath is called enlightenment, becausethose who receive this [catechetical] instruction are enlightenedin their understanding. . . ." Having received in Baptism the Word,"the true light that enlightens every man," the person baptized hasbeen "enlightened," he becomes a "son of light," indeed he becomes"light" himself: Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift . . . We callit gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality,bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called giftbecause it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own;grace since it is given even to the guilt; Baptism because sin isburied in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as arethose who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light;clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and sealas it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship. 1266 The Most Holy Trinity gives the baptizedsanctifying grace, the grace of justification: - enabling them to believe in God, to hope in him, and to love himthrough the theological virtues; - giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of theHoly Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit; - allowing them to grow in goodness through the moralvirtues.. Thus the whole organism of the Christian's supernaturallife has its roots in Baptism. . ( Full Answer )
The vestments in Advent and Lent are violet or purple; during Advent typically the vestments and stoles may be shaded toward the blue Roman Catholic Answers If you see blue vestments being used, it means one of two things: Either you are not in a Catholic Church (Blue is not an approved liturgi…cal color for ANY day or season). OR you are witnessing a travesty of a priest who is not obedient and thinks he knows better than the Church and his Bishop. ( Full Answer )
i personly, only go to church once in a blue moon. but catholic churchs still use the term CCD for religious teaching programs.
Halloween, as it is celebrated today, has no relation to its original meaning. It is the Vigil of the Solemnity of All Saints Day. The name derives from All Hallows' Eve.
While most CCD teachers are volunteers and receive no pay, the parish program is still responsible for purchasing the text books, paying the rent or mortgage on the school facility, paying for utilities, paying for the upkeep and cleaning of the building. None of these come free and the parish feels… that those who are using the program should be responsible for paying for the program. ( Full Answer )
It means wine, same as it means anywhere else. A distinction perhaps needs to be made between wine and consecrated wine. In the sacrament of Communion, the Catholic church (and Christian churches generally, though the Catholic church does take it rather more literally than most) uses wine to re…present the blood of Jesus. The Catholic Doctrine of Transubstantiation basically says that when the wine is consecrated for the sacrament, it becomes the blood of Jesus rather than merely symbolically representing the blood of Jesus. This doesn't mean that it suddenly acquires red corpuscles... the change is spiritual, not physical, and the wine still looks and tastes the same as it did before. However, it does mean the Catholic church treats wine left over after the ceremony is complete rather differently than many Protestant sects do. ( Full Answer )
Catholic with a small 'c' means 'universal' while Catholic, with a capital 'C' refers to the Catholic Church and includes all those rites that are in union with the Pope. . Catholic Answer When a person says the Church is Catholic, they are affirming that the Church was founded by Our Blessed Lor…d, that He founded the One Church to exist as His Mystical Body throughout the entire world, and throughout the rest of history, to preach the Gospel to all people, everywhere. The Church is "Catholic" both in its scope, its orgin, and its Mission. from The Catechism of the Catholic Church , second edition, English translation 1994 . Mission - a requirement of the Church's catholicity. 849 The missionary mandate . "Having been divinely sent to the nations that she might be 'the universal sacrament of salvation,' the Church, in obedience to the command of her founder and because it is demanded by her own essential universality, strives to preach the Gospel to all men": ( Ad gentes 1; cf. Mt 16:15.) "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and Lo, I am with you always, until the close of the age." ( Mt 28:19-20). ( Full Answer )
It means the time of Lent and Advent. Roman Catholic Answer Purple is the color of penance or sorrow, and is used during the pentiential seasons (Lent and Advent) except on saints' days and on the two Sundays when Rose may be substituted. Purple may also be used in the Mass and Office of the Dea…d. ( Full Answer )
RIP in Catholic Church means Rest In Peace. Roman Catholic Answer R.I.P. is short for Requiescat in Pace , which is Latin for "May he (or she) rest in peace, a familiar prayer to any Catholic, it is an invocation of God's mercy on the soul of a deceased person, and was found on the earliest c…atacomb inscriptions. ( Full Answer )
Corporal can mean one of several things. It means 'Of or relating to the body' as in the Corporal Works of Mercy. It can also refer to a linen cloth that is about 18 inches by 18 inches and folded into 9 sections. It is unfolded by the priest before the Offertory and placed on the altar as a safe…guard to prevent any pieces of the consecrated host that may break off from being lost on the floor or altar cloths. After the communion it is again folded and placed on top of the chalice and patten unless another mass will immediately follow. The reason for the corporal is to prevent small fragments of the consecrated host or drops of consecrated wine - now the body and blood of Christ - from possible desecration during laundering. The large altar cloths ('table cloths') are usually sent to a commercial laundry. If there were particles of consecrated material it would be washed down into the sewer, not a proper place for the body and blood of Our Lord. On the other hand, the corporal is usually washed by hand by parish women. The small amount of water used is then poured down a special sink in the sacristy that drains directly into the soil below the church so that it is not mixed with all the nasty stuff found in sewage. ( Full Answer )
Holy Communion means eating the flesh and drinking the blood of our Divine Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At Mass, the priest re-presents Christ's sacrifice on the cross to the faithful by transubstantiating bread and wine into our God's flesh and blood. When we worthily eat the flesh and drink the b…lood of our God we are sanctified and made more like God who humbled himself by being made man like us. ( Full Answer )
Roman Catholic Answer In the Catholic Church, Right Reverend would be an abbot of a monastery, Very Reverend would be a Vicar Forane or Vicar General, Most Reverend would be a Bishop.
The name 'Yahweh' derives from the Old Testament name of God YHWH which is suppose to be unpronounceable as the name of God was never to be spoken. It is too sacred and it should not be profaned by using it in human speech. Remember, the word 'God' is not His name but only a description, such as… the words pope, king or mayor. The Catholic Church, in recent years, is returning to its Jewish roots and it has been recommended that congregations refrain from using the term Yahweh and to no longer use hymns that include that term or derivatives of the word such as Jehovah. ( Full Answer )
If you're asking what is the Roman Catholic, it is is the largest oldest Christian denomination of which follows the Holy See or the Pope in Rome, of whom Catholics believe hold the keys of the kingdom that were given to Peter. If you are asking what the word Catholic means, it comes from the Latin …word catholicus or the Greek word katholikos both of which translate as universal. That is why you will sometimes hear the holy universal Church. . Roman Catholic Answer As stated above, the original meaning of the word is universal, but it has taken on a variety of applications in the course of Christian history. It is now used in five recognized senses: from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 . 1. the Catholic Church as distinct from Christian ecclesiastical bodies that do not recognize the papal primacy; 2. the Catholic faith as the belief of the universal body of the faithful, namely that which is believed "everywhere, always, and by all" (Vincentian Canon) 3. Orthodoxy as distinguished from what is heretical or schismatical; 4. the undivided Church before the Eastern Schism of 1054; thereafter the Eastern Church has called itself orthodox, in contrast with those Christian bodies which did not accept the definitions of Ephesus and Chalcedon on the divinity of Christ. 5. In general, today the term "Catholic" refers to those Christian who profess a continued tradition of faith and worship and who hold to the apostolic succession of bishops and priest since the time of Christ.. ( Full Answer )
In the Catholic church, there are 7 sacraments in order: . Baptism . Reconciliation . Communion . Confirmation . Marriage . Holy Orders . Anointing of the Sick The three sacraments of initiation are: . Baptism . Eucharist . Confirmation The two sacraments of healing are: . C…onfession . Anointing of the Sick The two sacraments of Vocations are: . Holy Orders . Marriage Baptism is entering into God's family and the removal of sins -personal and original. When the family is Catholic and just had a baby, they would baptise the baby. In mixed marriages, (a Catholic marries a non-Catholic), the non-Catholic party must agree to raise the child as a Catholic. Reconciliation is when you confess your sins to God and that he forgives you. This sacrament requires a priest and true contrition for one's sins. This sacrament must be received before First Communion and before any Communion if one is in a state of mortal sin. Communion is when you receive Body and Blood of Christ into your heart. It is performed at Mass at the words of consecration by the priest. Confirmation is another sacrament of initiation that endows you with the Holy Spirit so that you can live out your life well as a Christian. You can either choose to have Marriage or Holy Orders. Marriage is when you marry your partner for that you love. Holy Orders makes one a priest. Anointing of the Sick is usually when you get older. You get anointed (oil gets put on you). It is received at any time when the recipient has a chance of dying soon (eg. when a soldier is about to go into the battlefield). That is all the information of the Sacraments in the Catholic Church. (: The sacraments, according to the Catholic Church, are efficacious signs instituted by Christ for the sanctification of the Church. The purpose of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism,Confirmation and Holy Communion) are to welcome us into the Catholic faith community. The sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing Of The Sick are used to heal us of our sins. Holy Orders are for men who wish to become priests, and Marriage represents the love between a man and a women. ( Full Answer )
. Catholic Answer Green is the liturgical color for Ordinary Time or Time through the Year (as it is known in the Latin liturgical books), in other words, an Ordinary Sunday outside of a special season like Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter.
It is used to signify ordinary time in the church calendar. It is the default color used in the vestments the priest wears during mass. Other colors can be white, black, red, purple, pink and blue depend on the time of year (Purple for advent and lent).
Catholic Answer Morality in the Catholic Church covers a range of topics. First of all, it covers good acts and evil acts, with regard to their object - what is intended by the act, whether the act, in and of itself is good or evil. Then it looks at circumstances and conditions. Finally it looks …at social doctrine, the laws that govern social living. In all of these, the Church starts from Revelation and natural law. This is what She is called to do by Her Savior, whose mouthpiece She is. "She fulfills her mission of proclaiming the Gospel, she bears witness to man, in the name of Christ, to his dignity and his vocation to the communion of persons. She teaches him the demands of justice and peace in conformity with divine wisdom>" - from the Catechism. . from The Catechism of the Catholic Church , second edition, English translation 1994 . 1756 It is therefor an error to judge the morality of human acts of considering only the intention that inspires them or the circumstances (environment, social pressure, duress or emergency, etc.) which supply their context. There are acts which, in and of themselves, independently of circumstances and intentions, are always gravely illicit by reason of their object; such as blasphemy and perjury, murder and adultery. One may not do evil so that good may result from it.. .. 2420 The Church makes a moral judgment about economic and social matters, "when the fundamental rights of the person or the salvation of souls requires it." ( Gaudium et spes 76 Â§ 5) In the moral order she bears a mission distinct from that of political authorities: the Church is concerned with the temporal aspects of the common good because they are ordered to the sovereign Good, our ultimate end. She strives to inspire right attitudes with respect to earthly goods and in socio-economic relationships.. .. ( Full Answer )
Cruets are the small containers that the wine and water are poured from into the chalice.
That the young person is old enough to be considered an adultmember of the Church.
It means that we have faith in Jesus Christ! The word catholic means universal. Many religions call themselves catholic. When used as The Catholic Church, however, it refers to the Church of Rome, based in the Vatican City. . Catholic Answer Originally it meant general or universal as no…ted below in Fr. Hardon's explanation, today it specifically refers to the Christian Church which has been in continuous existence, supported by Our Blessed Lord, whose Body it is, and guided by the Holy Spirit, who guides it, since it was established by Our Blessed Lord on the Apostle Peter - see St. Matthew 16:17-19; so it refers to the Churches headed by those Bishops who are in communion with the Bishop of Rome, otherwise known as the Holy Father, the Pope. from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 . Catholic. It's original meaning of "general" or "universal" has taken on a variety of applications in the course of Christian history. First used by St. Ignatius of Antioch (A.D. 35-107) ( Letter to the Smyrneans, 8, 2), it is now mainly used in five recognized senses: 1. The Catholic Church as distinct from Christian ecclesiastical bodies that do not recognize the papal primacy; 2. The Catholic faith as the belief of the universal body of the faithful, namely, that which is believed "everywhere, always , and by all" (Vincentian Canon); 3. Orthodoxy as distinguished from what is heretical or schismatical; 4. The undivided Church before the Eastern Schism of 1054; thereafter the Eastern Church has called itself orthodox, in contrast with those Christian bodies which did not accept the definitions of Ephesus and Chalcedon on the divinity of Christ. In general, today the term "Catholic" refers to those Christians who profess a continued tradition of faith and worship and who hold to the Apostolic succession of bishops and priest since the time of Christ. (Etym. Latin catholicus , universal; Greek katholikos , universal.). ( Full Answer )
Reconciliation, the act or state of re-establishing friendship between God and a human being, or between two persons. In the Catholic Church it most often refers to the sacrament of Confession, otherwise known as Penance or Reconciliation.
I cannot find the word "elect" in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Code of Canon Law, or Modern Catholic Dictionary, so I am assuming that the word has no special assigned meaning in the Catholic Church.
VF is Vicar Forane, a priest who has responsibility over a numberof parishes. He is addressed as "Very Reverend".
The Catechism of the Catholic Church covers signsin several places, it is well worth reading. Signs and symbols arespecifically covered under How is the Liturgy Celebrated beginningwith question 1145 and continuing through Holy Images and theliturgical year. The Catechism covers many different…"signs" and what they mean to the Church, including signs of thecovenant, signs taken up by Christ, sacramental signs (whichsignify and make actively present the salvation wrought by Christ,prefigure and anticipate the glory of heaven). The Catechism then gets into words and actions, singing andmusic, holy images, and the liturgy itself. Basically, God is using signs to point to a deeper reality, making them signs ofgrace that actually confer what they signify. ( Full Answer )
Basically, beatification is the same concept as canonization of asaint. According to the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia(www.newadvent.org/cathen), beatification is when Catholics "honourthe saints because of the Divine supernatural gifts which haveearned them eternal life, and through which they r…eign with God inthe heavenly fatherland as His chosen friends and faithfulservants". Also, the online Meriam-Webster Dictionary defines beatificationas: "1 : to make supremely happy 2 : to declare to haveattained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title"Blessed" and limited public religious honor. Examples of BEATIFY She was beatified by the Pope one hundredyears after her death." In this case, I believe definition #2 to be appropriate. ( Full Answer )
The Sacrament of Confirmation means that the young person is makingan adult decision to remain a Catholic for his/herself. At Baptism,the godparents make the decision for the baby. At Confirmation, theyoung adult makes the decision to remain Catholic.
Not necessarily, it is preferred in some churches, but many mightsay that the time frame for CCD is a time for you to discover yourconnection with the Catholic religion.
Heaven is the place of eternal rest - or repose. This is what "repose of the soul" means in a Catholic context: thatthe soul has gone to heaven to be with God for all eternity.