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One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic? What does that mean?

Facade_San_Giovanni_in_Laterano_2006-09-07When we recite the Creed at Mass, we say the Church is “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.”


  • Why must the Church be “one?”
  • How can the Church be holy when it’s full of sinners?
  • Is there a difference between “catholic” and “Catholic?”
  • What does apostolic mean?

Jesus Himself said the Church must be visible, united, visibly united, and authoritative. Can you show this to Protestants in the Gospels themselves?

Why is there hierarchy in the Church? Did the early Church have monks and nuns? Why do we call priests “father?” Why are priests, monks and nuns celibate? Could you show Protestants what the New Testament itself says about such things?

Wednesday, September 30
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Heiring Auditorium
Holy Family Cathedral

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