How do we know Jesus founded a visible, organized Church?
Is today’s Catholic Church the same as the church of the apostles and the early Christians?
What can I say to someone who claims that the medieval Church became corrupted by pagan ideas and practices?
Where in the Bible does it say that the Church is infallible, that we need a pope, or that indulgences can help us get to heaven?
In 20 Answers: The Church you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. Jesus founded the Catholic Church to carry on through history his mission of teaching and sanctifying his followers. Though on an earthly level it is made up of sinners, it is holy, because Jesus its head is holy. Though its human leaders are fallible, it never fails to proclaim authentic Christian truth, because it is protected by the Holy Spirit. It is Christ’s mystical body and his spotless bride, his chosen instrument of salvation for the world.
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