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CHRISTIANITY. The religion established by Jesus Christ.
     2. Christianity has been judicially declared to be a part of the common law of Pennsylvania; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394; 5 Binn. R.555; of New York, 8 Johns. R. 291; of Connecticut, 2 Swift's System, 321; of Massachusetts, Dane's Ab. vol. 7, c. 219, a. 2, 19. To write or speak contemptuously and maliciously against it, is an indictable offence. Vide Cooper on the Law of Libel, 59 and 114, et seq.; and generally, 1 Russ. on Cr. 217; 1 Hawk, c. 5; 1 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; 1 Barn. & Cress. 26. S. C. 8 Eng. Com. Law R. 14; Barnard. 162; Fitzgib. 66; Roscoe, Cr. Ev. 524; 2 Str. 834; 3 Barn. & Ald. 161; S. C. 5 Eng. Com. Law R. 249 Jeff. Rep. Appx. See 1 Cro. Jac. 421 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; Cooke on Def. 74; 2 How. S. C. 11 ep. 127, 197 to 201.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For Christ's faithful entrusted to their care, the duty and the right mentioned in [section] 1 belong to the bishops, both as individuals and in particular councils or Episcopal conferences; for the whole people of God, they belong to the supreme authority in the Church.
* The chalice should not be ministered to lay members of Christ's faithful where there is such a large number of communicants that it is difficult to gauge the amount of wine for the Eucharist and there is a danger that "more than a reasonable quantity of the Blood of Christ remains to be consumed at the end of the celebration" (Par.
The Code of Canon Law states: "In virtue of his office the Supreme Pontiff is infallible in his teaching when, as Chief Shepherd and Teacher of all Christ's faithful, with the duty of strengthening his brethren in the faith, he claims by definitive act a doctrine to be held concerning faith or morals" (#749.1).
750 Those things are to be believed by divine and Catholic faith which are contained in the Word of God as it has been written or handed down by tradition, that is, in the single deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and which are at the same proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church, or by its ordinary and universal magisterium, which is manifested by the common adherence of Christ's faithful under the guidance of the sacred magisterium.
When we step into someone else's story to share that person's pain, we can in a small way point to Christ's faithful presence, His real and steadfast comfort (2 Corinthians 1:4).