The 4 Marks of the Catholic Church
Ignite Your Catholic Faith – What are the Marks of the Church?
At Mass, we profess belief in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. What does that mean? In this episode, Bishop Don Hying breaks down the traits of the Church, etched in the Nicene Creed. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (811).
The 4 Marks of the Church
This videos covers the four marks or characteristics that distinguish the true Church of Christ.
“The Four Marks of the Church” – Part 1 of 3, Dr. Scott Hahn (Audio)
Dr. Scott Hahn, former Presbyterian minister and now Catholic professor of biblical theology at Franciscan University, discusses the four marks of the sole Church of Christ (one, holy, catholic, apostolic).
“This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic. These four characteristics, inseparably linked with each other, indicate essential features of the Church and her mission. The Church does not possess them of herself; it is Christ who, through the Holy Spirit, makes his Church one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, and it is he who calls her to realize each of these qualities.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 811)
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Seven Reasons to be Catholic, Reason 4: The Four Marks of the Church
Dr. Peter Kreeft is a convert to the Catholic faith from Dutch Calvinism. He teaches philosophy at Boston College and has authored a number of books on matters of faith and reason. Many of his writings and talks are available at www.peterkreeft.com. His lecture “7 Reasons to be Catholic” focuses on why one might consider full communion with the Catholic Church.