Pope John Paul II called Legatus members to be witnesses for Christ in the world of business. The Catechism of the Catholic Church promulgated in 1992 provides the foundation for that witness. We begin each Church year – the First Sunday of Advent – by opening the Catechism at the Prologue and walking a year-long journey through the truths of the Catholic Faith.
"FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."1 "God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."2 "There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved"3 than the name of JESUS. See http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/prologue.shtml
PART ONE: The Profession of Faith / Section 1: “I Believe – We Believe”
We begin our profession of faith by saying: "I believe" or "We believe." Before expounding the Church's faith, as confessed in the Creed, celebrated in the liturgy, and lived in observance of God's commandments and in prayer, we must first ask what "to believe" means. Faith is man's response to God, who reveals himself and gives himself to man, at the same time bringing man a superabundant light as he searches for the ultimate meaning of his life. Thus we shall consider first that search (Chapter One), then the divine Revelation by which God comes to meet man (Chapter Two), and finally the response of faith (Chapter Three).
PART TWO: The Profession of Faith / Section 2: The Profession of the Christian Faith
Whoever says "I believe" says "I pledge myself to what we believe." Communion in faith needs a common LANGUAGE of faith, normative for all and uniting all in the same confession of faith.