3) THE CHURCH IS ONE (Rom. 12:5, 1 Cor. 10:17, 12:13, CCC 813-822) Jesus established only one Church, and his Church teaches one set of doctrines


THE CHURCH IS HOLY (Eph. 5:25-27, Rev. 19:7-8, CCC 823-829) By his grace Jesus makes the Church holy, just as he is holy. But the Church itself is holy because it is the source of holiness


THE CHURCH IS CATHOLIC (Matt. 28:19-20, Rev. 5:9-10, CCC 830-856) Jesus’ Church is called catholic (“universal” in Greek) because it is his gift to all people. For 2,000 years the Catholic Church has carried out this mission. Nowadays the Catholic Church is found in every country of the world


THE CHURCH IS APOSTOLIC (Eph. 2:19-20, CCC 857-865) The Church Jesus founded is apostolic because he appointed the apostles to be the first leaders of the Church, and their successors were to be its future leaders