Doctors of the Church
Catholic Christians believe that the promise of the Spirit of
Truth to guide believers in truth is found in the constant faith
of the Church as preserved in the writings of the Doctors of
the Church also, equally "faithful people."
The Doctors of the Church are
eminent Christian teachers
who are proclaimed to
be worthy of the title.
The Church recognized these faithful people and teachers for
their contribution to the belief and understanding of the faith.
Doctors of the Church must be
canonized a saint
, and must be
proclaimed such by either the
Bishop of Rome or an ecumenical council