Is this a teaching?

Does the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church teach that it is the true Church exclusively? As in, the only true Church?

As it is the visible Church that Christ founded on Peter, does it teach that it’s the only one. Or is there an invisible Church?

Enter the Catechism at this paragraph and read the chapter:

This is the summary of that chapter

866 The Church is one: she acknowledges one Lord, confesses one faith, is born of one Baptism, forms only one Body, is given life by the one Spirit, for the sake of one hope (cf. Eph 4:3-5), at whose fulfillment all divisions will be overcome.

867 The Church is holy: the Most Holy God is her author; Christ, her bridegroom, gave himself up to make her holy; the Spirit of holiness gives her life. Since she still includes sinners, she is “the sinless one made up of sinners.” Her holiness shines in the saints; in Mary she is already all-holy.

868 The Church is catholic: she proclaims the fullness of the faith. She bears in herself and administers the totality of the means of salvation. She is sent out to all peoples. She speaks to all men. She encompasses all times. She is “missionary of her very nature” (AG 2).

869 The Church is apostolic. She is built on a lasting foundation: “the twelve apostles of the Lamb” (Rev 21:14). She is indestructible (cf. Mt 16:18). She is upheld infallibly in the truth: Christ governs her through Peter and the other apostles, who are present in their successors, the Pope and the college of bishops.

870 “The sole Church of Christ which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, . . . subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him. Nevertheless, many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside its visible confines”(LG 8).

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Joe1, Jesus Christ Himself established the Catholic Church. All of the other churches were established by men. The majority of them became established because they disagreed with one, a few or many of the Catholic Church’s beliefs and didn’t want to stay so they split and made their own churches. That’s why today you cannot even get an accurate count of churches other than the Catholic Church because new ones spring up each and very day. In Our One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church we have a leader here on Earth. We don’t go off an interpret the Bible on our own and make our own rules. We have Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium and that’s what we need for Our Church to be the TRUE one. Jesus Himself instituted the Priesthood and the Sacraments. That’s why we have Jesus Himself in the Holy Eucharist—HIM Body Blood Soul and Divinity.


I wish I knew what “The sole Church of Christ . . . subsists in the Catholic Church” means.

After 38 years since hearing that phrase I have never come across a clear non problematic interpretation.

I tend to think the visible Catholic Church subsists is the invisible Church of Christ.
But no.

Because LG says the reverse.

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