Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Have hope: eyes fixed on the reward...

"Since this power, therefore, cannot be of human origin, divine faith can alone enable us to understand that the keys of the kingdom of Heaven are deposited with the Church (Matt. 16:19), that to Her has been confided the power of remitting sins (John 20:23), of denouncing excommunication (1 Cor. 5:3), and of consecrating the real Body of Christ (Luke 22:19); and that Her children have not here a permanent dwelling, but look for one above."

-Catechism of the Council of Trent
"I Believe the Holy Catholic Church"

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