Sep 4, 2012

The Catholic Church

Pillars Focus The Apostles Creed: "I believe in the Holy Catholic Church"

Jesus Christ is the full revelation of God to man. You will find no other person in all of history to be a more perfect revelation. Who more than him should we trust and follow?! He is "the way, the truth, and the life..." Jesus was God come down from heaven!

So here's the problem, we don't live in the time period where we could see him, listen to him, ask him questions... The historical Jesus ascended into heaven almost two thousand years ago! So is that it?! We waited tens of thousands of years for this full revelation of God and then (poof!) he's gone, leaving us again to derive truth in fragments?! No. He left us with our Catholic Church, his mystical body here on earth, of which "the gates of hell would not prevail against." This church was built on his apostle Peter (the first in the line of popes) and is with us today and until the end of the age. For more on this, click here.

Here's a video from Fr. Robert Barron's acclaimed Catholicism Series. The first 9 minutes offers a sampling of all 10 episodes. The remainder is the complete 6th episode titled: The Church, Christ's Mystical Body. Be sure to watch this video in full screen!

Here's a video (more like a meditation) on the Four Marks of the Church. We are One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic.

Study the Catechism
part 1, section 2, chapter 3, article 9
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