Commandments of the Church

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Certain moral and ecclesiastical precepts imposed by the RC Church on all its members. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1997) lists five: to attend Mass on Sundays and Feasts of Obligation; to go to confession (see Penance) at least once a year; to receive Communion during the Easter season; to keep holy the Feasts of Obligation; and to observe the days of fasting and abstinence. To these is added the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church.

Subjects: Christianity.

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