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One of the main characteristics of the Catholic Church is her holiness Not all members leaders included are de facto holy The scandals that riddle catholic history prove that painfully enough But the church as a whole is holy because shes considered the bride of Christ and also the mystical body of Christ Initially members are capable of sinning but as something founded by Christ himself to save souls the church as a whole cant sin Her sanctity is expressed in her daily prayer All over the world priests deacons sisters brothers seminarians and laity pray the Liturgy of the hours otherwise known as the Divine office or the Breviary Mostly made up of the Psalms and including many other readings from the bible this ancient collection and manner of praying goes back to the early and ancient church The holiness of the church is also experienced in the daily celebration of mass Somewhere in the world every hour on the hour a mass is being celebrated The church is also the guardian of the sacraments so that theyre properly validly and reverently celebrated all over the world and all the time As vehicles of grace the sacraments sanctify Catholics every time theyre received Often someone will name a corrupt pope bishop or priest from history or more recent vintage as an argument against the holiness of the church Just as you see invidual examples of a bad husband or a bad wife here and there the institution of marriage isnt bad just become some married people cant fulfill their vows and maintain a permanent faithful fruitful and loving relationship Likewise youve heard of abusive fathers or mothers who abandon their children yet the institution of family isnt tainted or tarnished by the minority who dont live up to the family values and commitments they ought So why should the church be any different As a whole the church unlike a government
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