The Church, founded by Jesus Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit, carries on Christ's salvific ministry in the world today. As a result, the Church serves as both a Sacrament of Communion and a Sacrament of Salvation. This text discusses the Church's purpose, her infallible teaching authority, the Sacraments as the principal means of transferring God's grace, the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Church's Mother, the Universal Call to Holiness, and the Church's four marks.
Midwest Theological Forum's Didache Semester Series is a collection of high school textbooks, teacher's manuals, and student workbooks. Each title is for a single academic semester. These titles were created in response to the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism's 2007 curricular framework in order to aid in the development of religious education textbooks for Catholic high schools.
This textbook corresponds to Book IV: Jesus Christ's Mission Continues in the World Today (The Church) in the USCCB curriculum framework. It has been published with ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago, and it has been granted conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism.