16. Fullness of Truth | 25 Gifts of the Church

Today's Gift of the Church is what sets the Catholic faith apart from every other religion. Though there is truth in many other religions, only the Catholic Church founded by Jesus Christ himself contains the fullness of it. Though the Church is not perfect, we can trust that Catholicism is the path to eternal life. God leads his Church and will not let her go astray.

The Second Vatican Counsel's Decree on Ecumenism says that "it is through Christ's Catholic Church alone, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained. It was to the apostolic college alone, of which Peter is the head, that we believe that our Lord entrusted all the blessings of the New Covenant, in order to establish on earth the one Body of Christ into which all those should be fully incorporated who belong in any way to the People of God." (CCC 816)

12/14/2018

16. Fullness of Truth | 25 Gifts of the Church