canon of Scripture
the list of the books of the Bible officially recognized as sacred, inspired writings
adjective indicating a religious order whose members rarely leave the monastery or convent that is their home
Deposite of Faith
The heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. It has been passed on from the time of the Apostles. the magisterium takes from it all that it teaches as a revealed truth.
the movement to restore unity among all Christian Churches and, ultimately, of all people throughout "the whole wide world" (the literal meaning of the word)
this means that the Pope's statements are true and without error when "he proclaims a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals"
written by human beings with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to teach without error those truths necessary for our salvation
the Church's efforts to build relations with other religions, such as Judaism and Islam
the ancient fathers of the Jewish people, whose stories are recounted in the Book of Genesis
God's self-disclosure to us. (self-disclosure means God reveals himself and the divine plan of salvation)
ordinary people who lived in the midst of difficulties, uncertainty, and suffering...(not done)
literally "the study of God"; the academic discipline and effort to understand, interpret, and order our experience of God and Christian faith