Posts Tagged ‘Marks of the Church’

The Marks of the Church: The Church is Apostolic

Monday, July 20th, 2015

To be Catholic is to recognize the role of the Church as the very means created and given to us by Jesus so that his work, accomplished in his death and resurrection, might be re-presented in our day and applied to us and the world we encounter. The Lord founded and built his Church on […] [Read more]

The Marks of the Church: The Church is Holy

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

When we profess in the Creed the identity of the Church, we speak of the qualities of unity, holiness, universality and rootedness in the Apostles, present, verifiable and interrelated in such a way that one sign or mark supports the others. The purpose of these identifying marks, which grow out of the very nature of […] [Read more]

The Marks of the Church: The Church is One

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

So often on pastoral visits to parishes or schools when I ask a young child his or her name, I get an immediate and clear response. Sometimes the young person will give both first and last names. It is important to know who we are. Part of our identity, in addition to our family name, […] [Read more]