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Religion Units 1-9
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What is the Church?
The Church is the congregation of all baptized persons united in the same true faith, the same sacrifice, and the same sacraments, under the authority of the Sovereign Pontiff and the bishops in communion with him.
Who is the invisible Head of the Church?
Jesus Christ is the invisible Head of the Church.
Who is the visible Head of the Church?
Our Holy Father the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, is the Vicar of Christ on earth and the visible Head of the Church.
What are the chief marks of the Church?
The chief marks of the Church are four: It is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.
What are the chief attributes of the Catholic Church?
The chief attributes of the Catholic Church are authority, infallibility, and
What is meant by the authority of the Church?
By the authority of the Church is meant the right and power which the Pope and the bishops, as the successors of the Apostles, have to teach and to govern the faithful.
What is meant by the infallibility of the Catholic Church?
By the infallibility of the Catholic Church is meant that the Church by the special assistance of the Holy Spirit, cannot err when it teaches or believes a doctrine of faith or morals.
What is meant by the indefectibility of the Church?
By the indefectibility of the Church is meant that the Church, as Christ founded it, will last till the end of time.
Which are the chief commandments, or laws, of the Church?
The chief commandments, or laws, of the Church are these six: to assist at Mass on all Sundays and holy days of obligation; to fast and to abstain on the days appointed; to confess our sins at least once a year; to receive Holy Communion during the Easter time; to contribute to the support of the Church; to observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage.
What is meant by "the communion of saints" in the Apostles' Creed?
By "the communion of saints" is meant the union of the faithful on earth, the blessed in heaven, and the souls in purgatory, with Christ as their head.
Can the faithful on earth help the souls in Purgatory?
The faithful on earth can help the souls in Purgatory by their prayers, fasts, alms-deeds; by indulgences, and by having Masses said for them.
What is Heaven?
Heaven is the state of everlasting life in which we see God face to face, are made like unto Him in glory, and enjoy eternal happiness.
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