Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Profession of Faith 29 Growth in understanding the faith 94 Thanks to the assistance of the Holy Spirit, the under- standing of both the realities and the words of the heritage of faith is able to grow in the life of the Church: — “through the contemplation and study of believers who ponder these things in their hearts”; 57 it is in particular “theological re- search [which] deepens knowledge of revealed truth.” 58 — “from the intimate sense of spiritual realities which [believers] experience,” 59 the sacred Scriptures “grow with the one who reads them.” 60 —“from the preaching of those who have received, along with their right of succession in the episcopate, the sure charism of truth.” 61 95 “It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrange- ment of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Magis­ terium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others. Working together, each in its own way, under the action of the one Holy Spirit, they all contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.” 62 IN BRIEF 96 What Christ entrusted to the apostles, they in turn handed on by their preaching and writing, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to all generations, until Christ returns in glory. 97 “Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture make up a single sacred deposit of the Word of God” ( DV 10), in which, as in a mirror, the pilgrim Church contem- plates God, the source of all her riches. 98 “The Church, in her doctrine, life, and worship, per- petuates and transmits to every generation all that she herself is, all that she believes” ( DV 8 §1). 57 DV 8 § 2; cf. Lk 2:19, 51. 58 GS 62 § 7; cf. GS 44 § 2; DV 23, 24; UR 4. 59 DV 8 § 2. 60 St. Gregory the Great, Hom. in Ez. 1, 7, 8: PL 76, 843 D. 61 DV 8 § 2. 62 DV 10 § 3. 66 2651 2038, 2518