Malta Minute with the Catechism: Who Belongs to the Catholic Church?

  • Program #: 53
  • Description: Who belongs to the Catholic Church? According to the Catholic Catechism, all men and women are called to the Catholic unity of the people of God. In different ways, they belong or are ordered to belong. The Catholic faithful, other believers in Christ and all mankind are called by God's grace to salvation. Those who in faith, accept all the precepts, sacraments and all the means of salvation given to the Church and possess the Spirit of Christ are fully incorporated into the society of the Church. One, however, who does not persevere in charity is not saved. He or she remains in the bosom of Church, in its body, but not in its heart. The Church is joined in many ways to other faiths that call themselves Christian, even though they do not profess the Catholic faith in its entirely or have not preserved unity or communion under the successors of Peter. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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