Baltimore Catechism I. On the Effects of the Redemption
by William C. Michael
“Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such.” Matthew 19:14
In this lesson of Baltimore Catechism I, we study the “Effects of the Redemption”. The following questions should be read aloud, and the answer recited until memorized.
102. Q. Which are the chief effects of the Redemption?A. The chief effects of the Redemption are two: The satisfaction of God’s justice by Christ’s sufferings and death, and the gaining of grace for men.
103. Q. What do you mean by grace?A. By grace I mean a supernatural gift of God bestowed on us, through the merits of Jesus Christ, for our salvation.
104. Q. How many kinds of grace are there?A. There are two kinds of grace, sanctifying grace and actual grace.
105. Q. What is sanctifying grace?A. Sanctifying grace is that grace which makes the soul holy and pleasing to God.
110. Q. What is actual grace?A. Actual grace is that help of God which enlightens our mind and moves our will to shun evil and do good.
107. Q. What is Faith?A. Faith is a Divine virtue by which we firmly believe the truths which God has revealed.
108. Q. What is Hope?A. Hope is a Divine virtue by which we firmly trust that God will give us eternal life and the means to obtain it.
109. Q. What is Charity?A. Charity is a Divine virtue by which we love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.