Shepherding those who stray

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Shepherding those who stray

“Bishops should dedicate themselves to their apostolic office as witness of Christ before all men. They should not only look after those who already follow the Prince of Pastors but should also wholeheartedly devote themselves to those who have strayed in any way from the path of truth or are ignorant of the Gospel of Christ and His saving mercy until finally all men walk “in all goodness and justice and truth””

-Christus Dominus, 11

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subsistit in Ecclesia catholica

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subsistit in Ecclesia catholica

“Haec Ecclesia, in hoc mundo ut societas constituta et ordinata, subsistit in Ecclesia catholica, a successore Petri et Episcopis in eius communione gubernata”

“This Church constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him”
-Lumen Gentium, 8

subsist: “to exist,” from Latin subsistere

subsistere: To stay, tarry, abide, remain in a place, Esp. (late Lat.), to remain alive, To make a stand, i. e. to stand firm, hold out; to withstand, oppose, resist
-Lewis & Short Dictionary

Spotless House of Prayer

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Spotless House of Prayer

“The house of prayer in which the Most Holy Eucharist is celebrated and reserved, where the faithful gather and where the presence of the Son of God, our Saviour, offered for us on the altar of sacrifice bestows strength and blessings on the faithful, must be spotless and suitable for prayer and sacred functions.”

-Presbyterorum Ordinis, 5

Way of Salvation

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Way of Salvation

“Christ, present to us in His Body, which is the Church, is the one Mediator and the unique way of salvation. In explicit terms He Himself affirmed the necessity of faith and baptism and thereby affirmed also the necessity of the Church, for through baptism as through a door men enter the Church.”

-Lumen Gentium, 14