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CFL 5: Anagogical and Moral Sense
Episode 59th January 2021 • Catholic Foundation Library • Michael Joseph Mouawad
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In paragraph 117, the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that the anagogical sense allows us to " view realities and events in terms of their eternal significance,  leading us toward our true homeland: thus the Church on earth is a sign  of the heavenly Jerusalem." The anagogical sense then allows us to understand what Scripture has to say about the Church (and Our Lady) and about the end times.

The moral sense, adds the Catechism in the same paragraph, allows us to understand that "the events reported in Scripture ought to lead us to act justly. As St. Paul says, they were written 'for our instruction'".

This lecture focuses principally on the anagogical sense; the moral sense being familiar to most of us.


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