Explore the beautiful gift of the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, with all its history, traditions, structures and teachings.
While we can never hope to fully understand the mystery of God — three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit — much has been revealed about our loving, merciful God.
The Catholic Church is made up of many parts, together working on Earth as the body of Christ. Explore the roles of clergy, laity, religious, dioceses and more.
Jesus is true God and true man, the second person of the Holy Trinity. Explore the theological teachings on Christ, as well as his life here on earth, from the Incarnation to his Ascension..
“God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Gn 1:27). Find the beauty in God’s gift of the body.
The Catholic Church is built on a foundation of more than 2,000 years. Dig into the rich history of the apostles, Church councils, popes and more.
Prayer and liturgy are essential elements of the Christian life. St. Thérèse of Lisieux called prayer “a surge of the heart.” Here you’ll find information about holy days, different types of prayer, liturgical seasons and more.
The domestic church, the family, plays a vital role in the life of the wider Church. Learn about the Church’s teaching about marriage, children and more.
Questions about eternal life abound. See what the Church teaches about topics like heaven, hell, purgatory, the last judgment and redemption.
Descending from St. Peter, the Holy Father shepherds God’s people here on earth. Find information about Pope Francis and past popes, as well as documents and the history of the papacy.
On the Cross, Jesus gave the Church the incredible gift of his mother. Here, you’ll find information about her various apparitions, dogmas, devotions and more.
Serving people around the world is an important part of the Church’s mission. Here you’ll find content about various Catholic charities, schools, health providers, media and more.
From the early Church Fathers to Pope Francis, the Church is a wealth of wisdom and knowledge. Explore commentary on the councils, encyclicals and more.
An intimate participation in the life of Christ, the sacraments “touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life” (CCC no. 1210). From baptism to anointing of the sick, discover the graces of the sacraments.
The Eucharist, music, the homily, prayers, the readings — there are many parts of the Sacrifice of the Mass. Learn about their significance, beauty and role in the community of the Church.
From the Sign of the Cross to holy days of obligation, the Catholic Church is steeped in beautiful tradition, Scripture and symbolism.
The Catholic Church is rooted in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. Here you’ll find guidance on interpretation, reflections, commentary and more.
The saints contribute to the vibrant life of the Church. Find information about the canonization process, devotions, patron saints and more.
A strong understanding of sin and virtue is essential to comprehending God’s mercy. Learn about the cardinal virtues, capital sins, evil, mercy and more.
The Church has always been actively involved with the issues of the world. Understand the fullness of Catholic social teaching as well as coverage of particular issues from war and life issues to poverty and the environment.
The Church values ongoing ecumenical efforts with other Christian faiths, including Orthodox and Byzantine sects, Lutherans, Methodists and Anglicans.
Never stop learning about the Catholic Faith. Here you’ll find additional interesting Church teachings, such as creation and eschatology.
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