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Statement of Faith
(All references are to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [CCC))
As a practicing Roman Catholic, I fully accept and profess my faith as defined in the Apostles' Creed (CCC167,196):
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
With firm faith, I believe as well that the seven sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind, namely: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. (CCC 1113,1117,1129)
I firmly accept everything contained in God’s Word, written or handed down in Tradition and proposed by the Church, and reject every error and schism which she condemns. (CCC 76-78, 81, 85, 88, 95, 100, 890)
Furthermore, I affirm that the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, is the sole Vicar of Christ on earth, that he is the supreme visible head of the whole Church, that he teaches infallibly in matters of faith and morals, and therefore I pledge my loyalty to him, and to the bishops in communion with him, as to Jesus Christ himself. (CCC 816, 862, 869, 870, 880-884, 889-892, 895, 896)
By paying dues and submitting the registration form below, you are agreeing to Columbus Academy's statement of faith.
Annual dues for Columbus Academy are $25. You may send a check (made out to Columbus Academy) to: Columbus Academy, PO Box 7525, Des Moines, IA 50323. Or you may pay using the Dwolla button below.