Malta Minute with the Catechism: Mystery of the Church

  • Program #: 89
  • Description: What is the dual role of the Catholic Church? The Catechism says the Church is in history and yet transcends history. Only the "eyes of faith" can discern her in her visible identity and at the same time see her spiritual reality. Christ, the one mediator, established the church and also sustains her on earth as a visible organization through which He communicates truth and grace to all mankind. The church is both a society structured with hierarchical organs and the mystical Body of Christ; a visible society and a spiritual community. St. Bernard of Clairvaux called the church "both tabernacle of cedar and sanctuary of God - earthly dwelling and celestial palace." This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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