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Musings 2006/207

is One; Holy; Catholic, that is, Universal; and Apostolic.

One because Her members believe the same truths; offer to God the same Sacrifice; share the same Sacraments and are united under one visible head on earth, the Pope. (65)
Holy, because She was founded by Jesus Christ and through Her holy teaching and Sacraments She gives all the graces that in every age make men and women remarkable or holiness. (66)
Universal because its Founder, Jesus Christ, appointed Her to teach all nations and everywhere and in every age, She teaches everything He taught. (67)
Apostolic because the Bishops of The Catholic Church can trace back their authority in an unbroken line to Jesus Christ and the Apostles. (68)     W

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