Part One: The Profession of Faith › Section Two of Part One: The Profession of the Christian Faith: The Creeds ›› CHAPTER 3: I Believe in the Holy Spirit ››› Article 9: “I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church” ›››› §2 The Church’s Three Titles: People of God, Body of Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit
› IN BRIEF
Questions and Answers
1. People of God
2. Body of Christ
3. Temple of the Holy Spirit.
The baptismal priesthood is essentially different from the priesthood received by the sacrament of Holy Orders.
The “sense of Faith” (Latin: sénsus fídei) is a supernatural appreciation of Faith on the part of the faithful as a whole.
1. the unity of her members
2. Christ as her Head
3. the Church as bride of Christ.
“Whole Christ” is in Latin: Christus totus .
in His role as the Head (ex persóna cápitis) and
in His role as the Body (ex persóna córporis).
Ex persóna cápitis: e.g. the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5-7); ex persóna córporis: any doctrinal teaching of the Church.
1. God’s Word
2. the sacraments
3. the hierarchy
4. the virtues
5. the charisms.
E.g. gifts of healing or the gift of tongues.