I have a question about the Epistle of Jude and what the Catholic Church holds. I have read some Catholic sources that indicate many believe (and tradition teaches) that this epistle was written by St. Jude Thaddaeus, one of the Twelve. These sources also indicate that “Servant of Jesus Christ” means “apostolic minister or laborer”.
However, I read the introduction to this epistle in the NAB-RE, and it states that he “is not identified as an apostle, this designation can hardly be meant to refer to the Jude or Judas who is listed as one of the Twelve (Lk 6:16; Acts 1:13; cf. Jn 14:22). The person intended is almost certainly the other Jude, named in the gospels among the relatives of Jesus (Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3), and the James who is listed there as his brother is the one to whom the Letter of James is attributed.” This seems to support the Protestant interpretation that Jude and James were not Apostles but “brothers” of Jesus.
So does the Catholic Church hold that St. Jude Thaddaues most likely wrote the Epistle of Jude or that another Jude wrote the epistle? Thanks for your help.