What Do Catholics Believe?

Catholic Essentials

Easy-to-digest bullet-point lists of the Catholic essentials. Read more

Scripture

All Sacred Scripture is inspired by God and contains what God wants us to hear. Read more

 

Sacraments

The Sacraments are defined as outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ to help individuals in their spiritual life and to grow in holiness... Read more

Prayer

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2559) states, “Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God"... Read more

 

Papacy and Christian Unity

"The Roman Pontiff, as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of"... Read more

Mary

As Catholics, we turn to Mary, the Mother of God and our mother. Mary’s journey with God was one of deep faith and great trust. She had a grace-filled openness to the mystery of God in her life. Read more

 

Saints

The Church has always venerated the saints and set them before us as men and women who lived an exemplary testimony to genuine Christian life while they were alive. They are Catholic disciples of the Lord who lived lives of virtue, faith, charity, and love. Read more

Liturgical Calendar

Calendars serve an important purpose in our lives. They help us to stay organized and give structure and discipline to our routines. They mark important events and... Read more

Current Issues

We are called to live our faith in the public square every day, not just on Sundays in Church. As such, it is our duty to stay informed and to understand current issues in society... Read more

 

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Additional resources from around the web that can provide you with more insight about what Catholics believe and why...

Documents of the Second Vatican Council

Link to The Catholic Encyclopedia

Link to the Catechism of the Church

Link to the Code of Canon Law

Link to the New American Bible

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