Why Study the Magisterium?

Why study the Magisterium? It's incredible how often discussions related to the Magisterium arise. Perhaps you are on social media and a friend tells you "the Catholic Church teaches that there is no salvation outside the church, so if you are a Protestant then you are going to hell!" Is this true? Does the church, in fact, teach this? If so, what does it mean by this teaching? Is the teaching definitive or can it be reformed? These questions, and many others, abound in such discussions. Understanding the Magisterium will help you develop the necessary skill to answer these questions and many more.

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