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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Aug 15, 2022

 Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. …

Abandoning the Catholic faith in tumultuous times is an act of betrayal and spiritual suicide. This brief Catechism aims to provide reliable reasons to tough it out. “Continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and remain faithful.” (2 Tim. 3:14)

Why is the orthodox Catholic faith essential?

Christian belief maintains sanity and common sense. “God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them.” (Genesis 5:1-2) Hence, the word “man” expresses the original unity—and community life—of males and females in marriage. The sin of Adam and Eve and our sins damage the Divine image imprinted upon us and distort our self-understanding as human beings. The Incarnation restores our humanity in Jesus and elevates our self-understanding. The human body is the “sacrament” of the soul, destined for resurrection on the Last Day. …

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