Flashcards in Apostolic succession Deck (6)
What is the combined authority of the Pope and the bishops called?
It's called the magisterium
What do the Catholics believe about the church?
It is guided by the holy spirit
Where has the authority of the apostles been passed down to?
The bishops (apostolic authority)
What is the pope often called?
The pontiff, which comes from the word pontifical. Pontifical because it's based only on the pope.
Why is the church called "conciliar?"
Because councils are held to make decisions and update decisions.