Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Church is Apostolic

The Church is apostolic because she is founded on the apostles, in three ways: – she was and remains built on “the foundation of the Apostles,The witnesses chosen and sent on mission by Christ himself; – with the help of … Continue reading

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Mission: A Requirement of the Church’s Catholicity

The missionary mandate. “Having been divinely sent to the nations that she might be ‘the universal sacrament of salvation,’ the Church, in obedience to the command of her founder and because it is demanded by her own essential universality, strives … Continue reading

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Outside the Church, there is no SALVATION!

How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body: Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches … Continue reading

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The Church and the Non-Christian

  “Those who have not yet received the Gospel are related to the People of God in various ways.” The relationship of the Church with the Jewish People. When she delves into her own mystery, the Church, the People of God … Continue reading

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The Church is CATHOLIC

What does “catholic” mean? The word “catholic” means “universal,” in the sense of “according to the totality” or “in keeping with the whole.” the Church is catholic in a double sense: First, the Church is catholic because Christ is present … Continue reading

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The Church is HOLY

“The Church . . . is held, as a matter of faith, to be unfailingly holy. This is because Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit is hailed as ‘alone holy,’ loved the Church as … Continue reading

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