The Church Visible
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The Church remains visible so long as it has bishops with jurisdiction.  Bishops using their authority to limit priests from saying Mass publicly(rightly or wrongly) emphasizes the visibility of the Church, not the other way around.  

The world, and even some members of the Church knowing(or not knowing) the physical location it legitimately celebrates its sacraments, or who its particular bishops are does not have an effect on the Visibility of the Church.  

Even when the Church was in the Catacombs it retained its visibility.  They fought over jurisdiction(limits, who was the rightful bishop, ect) fairly often in the early persecuted Church.  Following the rightful bishop(whether that be the pope or the local bishop) was of the utmost importance. 

The Visibility of the the Church is an essential Mark of The Church, without out it the Church would not be the Church.
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The Church Visible - by Sacred Heart lover - 04-01-2020, 11:23 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Augustinian - 04-01-2020, 11:38 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-02-2020, 01:44 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Credidi Propter - 04-02-2020, 03:43 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Adventus - 04-02-2020, 04:49 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-02-2020, 04:58 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by MacPasquale - 04-01-2020, 11:53 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by formerbuddhist - 04-02-2020, 04:36 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Adventus - 04-02-2020, 04:52 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-02-2020, 04:59 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Augustinian - 04-02-2020, 05:54 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by MagisterMusicae - 04-02-2020, 07:38 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Augustinian - 04-02-2020, 07:55 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-03-2020, 07:31 AM
RE: The Church Visible - by Markie Boy - 04-03-2020, 08:48 AM
RE: The Church Visible - by piscis - 04-03-2020, 03:22 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by MagisterMusicae - 04-03-2020, 04:07 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Sacred Heart lover - 04-03-2020, 05:07 PM



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