The Catholic Church belongs entirely to Christ, because He is the Head of the Church, its Founder, its Spouse, and its Savior. He continues to do His saving work in and through the Church.
In the New Testament we see Christ’s preparation for the Church, His promises concerning it, and the beginning of their rich fulfillment.
Christ is the Light of the world. The Church receives its being and mission from Him. The Church is not merely a society of men; it has a certain sacred dimension because of the inseparable union which Christ established between it and Himself.