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Jesus and the Church

Chapter 5: What do Catholics mean by authority?


What do Catholics mean by authority?

Book Resources: Chapter 5 Section 3 How the Church’s Memory Is Shared

Film Focus Point: This program discusses the interrelation between the Deposit of Faith (Scripture and Tradition) and the Magisterium. 

Text Focus Point: Pages 196–200

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the purpose of the Magisterium?
  2. What is the Magisterium’s relation to the Deposit of Faith? The Deposit of Faith’s relation to Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition?
  3. What is the interaction between the Holy Spirit and the Sensus Fidelium? Why is this relationship essential?  

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