The 4 Marks of the Catholic Church

The 4 Marks of the Catholic Church

Ignite Your Catholic Faith – What are the Marks of the Church?

Published on Apr 19, 2013

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

Published on Feb 17, 2015

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)

Published on Mar 30, 2013

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

Published on May 6, 2012

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 His lecture “7 Reasons to be Catholic” focuses on why one might consider full communion with the Catholic Church.