(Etym. Latin magister, master.)
The Magisterium is vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles,
under the Roman Pontiff, as successor of St. Peter.
It is also vested in the Pope, as Vicar of Christ
and visible head of the Catholic Church.
Magisterium Literacy Summaries
The Magisterium has been promulgated by the Catholic Church throughout 2000 years.
CUSP (Catholic Understanding through Study and Prayer) Publishing adapted these official church documents and condensed their core content, referenced by document and paragraph number
These Magisterial Literacy Summaries (MLS) comprise a distillation of Council documents, Papal letters, encyclicals, and publications by the dicasteries.
Our books were FIRST published in 1990 under the title of Précis of Official Catholic Teaching
The content is organized under eleven topics and pblished in 13 volumes compriseing 4.000 pages.
These books were printed in 5 by 8 inch volumes and reached 52 countries.
The mission of CUSP is to republish the Magisterium LIteracy Summaries for the present and future generations of Catholics.
A Few Words
“It is essential to respect the traditions and teachings comprising the Magisterium of the Church. These summaries of the magisterial documents are designed to be accessible, understandable, and memorable.”
John D. Hipsley
CUSP Publishing, President, Refounder
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Plastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation
The maturation of the Christian life requires that it be cultivated in its six dimensions
[General Directory for the Catechesis]
6 Dimensions of Christian Life
Recognize communion with Jesus Christ as the definitive aim of all catechesis.