Catechism of the Catholic Church
book by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
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- Being in the image of God the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is not just some thing, but someone. He is capable of self-knowledge, of self-possession and of freely giving himself and entering into communion with other persons.
- § 57
- To attribute the efficacy of prayers or of sacramental signs to their mere external performance, apart from the interior dispositions they demand, is to fall into superstition.
- § 2111
- Anyone who uses the power at his disposal in such a way that it leads others to do wrong becomes guilty of scandal and responsible for the evil that he has directly or indirectly encouraged.
- § 2287