From the moment Jesus gave the keys to the Church to Peter to today, the Catholic Church has carried on Jesus’ mandate to spread the Good News to all the world (Matthew 28:19).

THE 5 PRECEPTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Did you know that there are five precepts of the Catholic Church? They are outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 2041-2043. These precepts are a “very necessary minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor” (CC 2041). In other words, if you want to be considered a practicing Catholic, these minimum requirements must be met.

The Catholic Church was established by Jesus Christ as a means to salvation for all. Jesus established Peter, the rock, to be the head of His Church, and the gates of…Continue Reading…

The Mass is vital to the Catholic faith, because it carries so much meaning. It is our highest prayer. It brings all of us together in communion. We receive Jesus…Continue Reading…

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and…Continue Reading…

By Baptism we become members of the Church, the Body of Christ. CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 208 We are delighted that you wish to have your child baptized at…Continue Reading…

Penance is an experience of the gift of God’s boundless mercy. CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 260 The Sacrament of Penance, also referred to as Confession or Reconciliation, frees us…Continue Reading…

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.’”  John 6:35 Also referred to…Continue Reading…

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. CATECHISM OF THE…Continue Reading…

Man and woman were created for each other. CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 304 Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with “the…Continue Reading…

Jesus came to heal the whole person, body and soul. CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 276 The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength…Continue Reading…

“Here I am, send me.” Isaiah 6:8 Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the…Continue Reading…

“In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection,…Continue Reading…

St. Teresa of Avila is one of the premier teachers on prayer in the history of the Catholic faith. She defined many methods, teachings and expressions of the life of…Continue Reading…

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