What is the divine work of creation?
Creation is the work of God bringing into existence everything and everyone, seen and unseen, out of love and without any help.
Who are angels?
Angels are spiritual creatures who do not have bodies as humans do. Angels give glory to God without ceasing and sometimes serve God by bringing his message to people.
Who is the human person?
The human person is uniquely created in the image and likeness of God. Human dignity is filled in the vocation to alife of happiness with God.
What is the soul?
The soul is the spiritual part of a person. It is immortal; it never dies. The soul is the innermost being, that which bears the imprint of the image of God.
What is the intellect?
The intellect is an essential power of the soul. It is the power to know God, yourself, and others; it is the power to understand the order of things established by God.
What is free will?
Free will is an essential quality of the soul. It is the God-given abillity and power to recognize him as part of our lives and to choose to center our lives around him as well as to choose between good and evil. By free will, the human person is capable of directing oneself toward the truth, beauty and good, namely life in communion with God.
What is Original Sin?
Original Sin is the sin of Adam and Eve by which they choose evil over obedience to God. By doing so, they lost the state of original holiness for themselves and for all their descendents. As a result of Original Sin, death, sin, and suffering entered into the world.