Thursday, December 8, 2016

Church of Christ

The Church is "the guardian and teacher of the revealed word" (Dei Filius, Constitution of Vatican Council I, A.D. 1869-70).

The Church is the hierarchical, visible society established by Jesus Christ in which men and women come to the knowledge of the soul-saving truth. Its end is to bring about the salvation of souls by ensuring the transmission of the truths of faith that must be believed and professed for salvation.

"I believe that the Church, guardian and mistress of the revealed word, was instituted proximately and directly by the true and historical Christ."
- Oath Against the Errors of Modernism by Pope St. Pius X

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