89 There is an organic connection between our spiritual life and 2625 the dogmas. Dogmas are lights along the path of faith; they illuminate it and make it secure. Conversely, if our life is upright, our intellect and heart will be open to welcome the light shed by the dogmas of faith.5° 90 The mutual connections between dogmas, and their coherence, 114, 158 can be found in the whole of the Revelation of the mystery of Christ.5’ ‘In Catholic doctrine there exists an order or “hierarchy” 234 of truths, since they vary in their relation to the foundation of the Christian faith.’52

The supernatural sense of faith

91 All the faithful share in understanding and handing on revealed truth. They have received the anointing of the Holy Spirit, who instructs them53 and guides them into all truth.54 737 92 ‘The whole body of the faithful... cannot err in matters of 785 belief. This characteristic is shown in the supernatural appreciation of faith (sensusfidei) on the part of the whole people, when, “from the bishops to the last of the faithful”, they manifest a universal consent in matteis of faith and morals.’55 93 ‘By this appreciation of the faith, aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth, the People of God, guided by the sacred teaching 889 authority (Magisterium) ,.. . receives.., the faith, once for all delivered to the saints... The People unfailingly adheres to this faith, penetrates it more deeply with right judgement, and applies it more fully in daily life.’~6

Growth in understanding the faith

94 Thanks to the assistance of the Holy Spirit, the understanding of both the realities and the words of the heritage of faith is able to