Faith for Catholics is not only a simple trust in the gospel but also a belief in specific ideas. It means accepting certain truths about who God is, the nature of humanity, Christ and His life, and even the Church. When Catholics talk about the rule of faith, they are describing the way in which Christian truth is understood, expressed, and lived.
Catholics understand God's truth to be perfect, both in its pure essence (the remote rule of faith) as well as in the way Christians must understand that truth (the proximate rule of faith).
Father Ripperger, exorcist currently serving in the Denver Archdiocese, says we must follow the Remote Rule when the Proximate Rule fails, which is what is happening to us now.