Tenets of the Catholic Faith

Required for all Vendors

The Church is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic (CCC 866-869).

  1. I believe that the Catholic Church is one: she acknowledges one Lord, confesses one faith, is born of one Baptism, forms only one Body, is given life by the one Spirit, for the sake of one hope (Eph. 4:3-5), at whose fulfillment all divisions will be overcome.

  2. I believe that the Catholic Church is holy: the Most Holy God is her author; Christ, her bridegroom, gave himself up to make her holy; the Spirit of holiness gives her life. Since she still includes sinners, she is “the sinless one made up of sinners.” Her holiness shines in the saints; in Mary she is already all-holy. 

  3. I believe that the Catholic Church is catholic: she proclaims the fullness of the faith. She bears in herself and administers the totality of the means of salvation. She is sent out to all peoples. She speaks to all men. She encompasses all times. She is “missionary of her very nature” (AG 2).

  4. I believe that the Catholic Church is apostolic: She is built on a lasting foundation: “the twelve apostles of the Lamb” (Rev. 21:14). She is indestructible (Mt. 16:18). She is upheld infallibly in the truth: Christ governs her through Peter and the other apostles, who are present in their successors, the Pope and the college of bishops.