The 15 Marks of the Catholic Church, By St. Robert Bellarmine, 1542-1621


How many can you get get? Here’s 5, for starters:

1. The Church’s Name, Catholic, universal, and world wide, and not confined to any particular nation or people.
2. Antiquity, in tracing her ancestry directly to Jesus Christ.
3. Constant Duration, in lasting substantially unchanged for so many centuries.
4. Extensiveness, in the number of her loyal members.
5. Episcopal Succession, of her Bishops from the first Apostles at the Last Supper to the present hierarchy.

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