What Do Catholics Believe?

Prayer

Prayer is communion with God. Prayer can be public or personal, spoken or silent. The psalms are prayers we sing; they have been a part of the Church’s communal prayer since the earliest days of the Church. Prayer is communication with a God who loves us and desires to be in relationship with us. READ MORE >

The Liturgical Calendar

The seasons of the Church follow one universal liturgical calendar. READ MORE >

Catholic Essentials

The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy. The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy. The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Virtues. The Ten Commandments. The 8 Beatitudes. The 14 Stations of the Cross. Precepts of the Church. READ MORE >

Papacy and Christian Unity

As Vicar of Jesus Christ, the Pope governs the Catholic Church as its supreme head. The Pope, as Bishop of Rome, is the chief pastor and shepherd of the whole Church. We believe that the Pope is the successor of Peter, and his bishops are successors of the Twelve Apostles. READ MORE >

Sacraments

While we believe that human life is infused with the sacramental goodness of God, the Catholic Church has defined seven sacraments - instituted by and through the life of Jesus Christ. READ MORE >