Question about the Catechism of the Catholic Church


Thank you so much father…..however I would want to use this opportunity to know the meaning of the alphanumeric abbreviations (CCC103,,CC1306, ) used in the write up and if there are biblical supports.


The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the Church document that sums up the beliefs of the Catholic faithful. It is abbreviated or referenced “CCC”. It is written sections or paragraphs which have been numbered chronologically.

So “CCC 1303” for instance refers to paragraph 1303 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

This helps you to find whatever you are looking for within seconds.

The Catechism is arranged in four principal parts:

1. The Profession of Faith (the Apostle’s Creed)

2. The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (the Sacred Liturgy, and especially the sacraments)

3. Life in Christ (including the Ten Commandments)

4. Christian Prayer (including the Lord’s Prayer)

This scheme is often referred to as the “Four Pillars” of the Faith. The contents are abundantly footnoted with references to sources of the teaching, in particular the Scriptures, the Church Fathers, and the Ecumenical Councils and other authoritative Catholic statements, principally those issued by recent popes.

You may have noticed “Canon 889” in the write up. It is in reference to the “Code of Canon Law”, which contains basically the rules and regulations guiding the organization and governance of the Church towards her mission. It follows a similar system of referencing.

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God bless you.

Padre Antonio
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