Flashcards in Callaghan Chapter 5 Deck (22)
The bishops of the Church are historically traceable to the Twelve Apostles.
Bride of Christ
Christ is the bridegroom and the Church is the bride. This represents the intimate union between Christ and the members of the Church.
Assembly of people God has called together from the ends of the earth. This word has three meanings: the people, the local Church itself, and the liturgical assembly.
Those chosen by God from the beginning to participate in his plan of salvation and to enjoy his eternal friendship in heaven.
Latin for "from the chair." It indicates a solemn and infallible definition by a pope of a doctrine and concering matters of Faith or morals to be held by the faithful.
Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus
Latin for "outside the Church there is no salvation." This teaches all salvation comes through Jesus.
Also called the Last, or general Judgment. This is the time when Christ judges us and this eternally decides our fate.
Eternal friendship and communion with God and with the angels and saints.
Eternal separation from God; the dwelling place of Satan and other fallen angels.
the characteristic of the Church by which she will exist until the end of time.
Immunity from error and any possibility from error. The pope possesses this trait.
Ignorance that cannot be overcome by ordinary diligence. The guilt of a sin committed under invincible ignorance is not imputed to the sinner.
Kingdom of God
Based on union with Jesus Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit; Begins here on earth in the Church and is perfected at the end of time.
The teaching authority of the Church, which is entrusted to the pope and the bishops in communion with him.
Marks of the Church
One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic: the 4 words used to describe the Catholic Church.
Mystical Body of Christ
Taught in St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, believers are united to Christ in the way the individual parts of the body are united to the head.
A fictitious story used to teach a life lesson.
Eternal recompense received by each soul at the moment of death in accordance with that person's faith and works.
Greek for presence or arrival; the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time.
The Church on earth, whose members are on a journey, the destination of which has not yet been reached.
A state of final purification after death but before entrance into Heaven for those who have died in God's friendship but are only imperfectly purified.