What Is the Catholic Church?

Mass_winnipegThe Catholic Church is the Church instituted by Jesus Christ and handed down to us by the apostles and their successors.

The Church is the arc of salvation on which we must stay if we wish to reach the promised land of eternal life in Heaven.

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All history, religious and non-religious (including the Bible), clearly proves that Jesus Christ founded a Church. After teaching publicly what He required everyone to believe and practice, Christ chose a number of disciples. From this larger group of disciples, He…


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Facts and Figures

The figures given here for the Catholic Church globally come mainly from CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate) based at Georgetown University, USA and Agenzia Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, based at the Vatican.…