Does the Catholic Church have 100% of the truth? The 100% fullness of the truth? I thought we did. I’ve been troubled somewhat by a recent comment here that had me thinking.
Here’s how I’m looking at it, and please clarify or correct me if needed.
The Catholic Church is the Church, and has the whole ‘pie’ so to speak. Now, non-Catholic churches may have some of the truths, or even many of the truths, but it’s only a portion of the pie. They do not have all of the truths together, like we do.
The comment I’m referencing says the *the ‘Church’ encompasses all believers, not just its ‘Catholic wing’. The ‘Church’ is the Body of Christ, it is not the Catholics. * I do not see Catholics as a ‘wing’, but as the one true Church, and other non-Catholic Christians are more of the ‘wings’, to use that person’s word.
I see the Church as being Catholic, and non-Catholic Christians as broken off pieces of the Church. Although they’ve ‘broken off’, we still retain the fullness. They take some truths with them, but not the whole thing. I wish I could paint a better word picture of how it looks in my head!
Am I right, or am I missing some pieces or explanation? Thanks so much. I asked a shorter version of this question in AAA but did not receive any answer. (awhile back)