We are the Church that Jesus came to found. The word Catholic means Universal. We are the Church of the universe, founded by Jesus Christ in 33AD. We compiled the Old Testament, and wrote the New Testament, thus we are biblical by definition. For 16 centuries we stood alone as The Church, worshiping Jesus and following His commands according to sacred scripture, and our history of tradition. We are one holy and apostolic — that is through the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Orders each member of our family has been touched and breathed upon with the words “receive the Holy Spirit” in an unbroken chain to the original 11 men, who Jesus chose and trained to be His bishops.
In the 16th century, Luther and then Henry VIII broke away from us each forming his own bible studying fellowships based on their understanding, not that of Our Lord and Savior. We continued to practice what Jesus taught, and wrote down many of these teachings exactly as He presented them to us. Other of His teachings and events witnessed after Our Lord’s Resurrection we keep as our sacred history of tradition. All other Christian fellowships, broke away from us and were started by men, according to their own understanding, teaching and traditions.
We Catholics are the keepers of the faith, including the mysteries taught to by Jesus Christ, and God the Father through God the Holy Spirit. Central to our faith is this mystery of One God in three Persons. The mystery of the Trinity God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We acknowledge this mystery each time we make the sign of the cross, the universal sign of the universal Church.
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The word “catholic” means universal. Jesus created one universal church for all of mankind. The Catholic Church was established by Jesus with his words spoken in Matthew 16. Jesus asked his disciples “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” The disciples then offered various answers – “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” But the question that Jesus then asked was crucial: “But who do you say that I am?“
Our Founder — The Light of the World
He was born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried, on the third day He rose again, to save the living and the dead — Part of the Apostles Creed — which is our creed and states our beliefs.
Henceforth all generations shall call me Blessed — Luke 1:48
Knitted in her mother’s womb without original sin, the Immaculate Conception. She is called by many names, including mother of God, and the Arc of the new Covenant. Overshadowed and loved by the Holy Spirit in a manner that remains a mystery she conceived Our Lord and carried Him to term, for the pleasure of God. Jesus entered this world through her in a virgin birth. Jesus passed from her womb into the world in a similar manner to that of light passing through glass.
The first leader of the Universal Church — the kingdom of God on earth.
The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew Chapter 16
13h When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi* he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”14i They replied, “Some say John the Baptist,* others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”16* j Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”17Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood* has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.18k And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,*and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.19l I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.* Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”20* m Then he strictly ordered his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah.
With these words Jesus established His universal Church and made St. Peter the First Pope — leader of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. All of the Popes to follow inherent these words and the power granted to lead by Jesus.