Description: How can the Catholic Church claim to be missionary and apostolic? The Catholic Catechism teaches us that the Church's missionary task continues through worldwide evangelization and dialogue with non-believers. Believers can benefit from this dialogue through encounters with elements of truth and grace which represent the secret presence of God. The Catechism asserts that the Church is apostolic because she was built on the foundation of the apostles, the witnesses Christ Himself chose and sent on mission. With the assistance of the Holy Spirit, the Church keeps and hands on the teaching of the apostles and she continues to be taught, sanctified, and guided by the apostles through their successors "“ the college of Bishops "“ assisted by priests "“ in union with the Pope until Jesus' return. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.