About Catholics http://www.aboutcatholics.com Catholic Beliefs and Catholic Teachings Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:29:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Saints Are Only Sinners Who Keep Trying http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/saints-are-only-sinners-who-keep-trying/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/saints-are-only-sinners-who-keep-trying/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:35:09 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/saints-are-only-sinners-who-keep-trying/ “Saints are only sinners who keep trying.” Those are the words of Saint Teresa of Calcutta (also known as Mother Teresa). What wonderful consolation is found in those words. It speaks to God and His unfathomable mercy and His strong desire that we not be condemned but be saved. God’s desire is not to condemn […]

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The Church is Catholic http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-church-is-catholic/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-church-is-catholic/#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:28:31 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-church-is-catholic/ "Catholic" means universal. That the true church would be a universal or catholic church is undeniable.

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A Clarification of Good Works http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-clarification-of-good-works/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-clarification-of-good-works/#comments Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:49:44 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-clarification-of-good-works/ A grave misunderstanding about Catholicism is the notion of good works. The term good works seems to have a negative connotation to it in certain other Christian circles. In order to clarify the Catholic position on what good works are and the role of works in salvation I propose that for the purpose of this article we […]

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The Church is One http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-church-is-one/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-church-is-one/#respond Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:30:03 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-church-is-one/ The true church must be unified. Jesus told us that he and the Father are one. Their unity is perfect. It would be impossible for it not to be. Since the Father is truth and the Son is truth, they must be united because that truth cannot be divided.

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The Eucharist http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-eucharist/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-eucharist/#comments Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:06:01 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-eucharist/ When was the first Eucharist celebrated? The Christian tradition holds and the Catholic faith will always uphold that the first Eucharist was the Last Supper. At that moment Christ changed the bread that they ate and the wine that they drank into his body and blood respectively. It is fitting that it is named eucharist […]

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Explaining Purgatory http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/explaining-purgatory/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/explaining-purgatory/#comments Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:39:54 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/explaining-purgatory/ Purgatory is an intermediate state of purification between death and heaven for those who die with venial sins for an amount of time appropriate to the amount and severity of the sins as deemed by God to remove the temporal effects of sin. It is the final purification so that one’s soul can enter heaven […]

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Anointing of the Sick http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/anointing-of-the-sick/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/anointing-of-the-sick/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:26:24 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/anointing-of-the-sick/ What is Anointing of the Sick? Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament which gives one grace as strengthening, and peace and courage to overcome the difficulties that are associated with disease, illness and dying. Along with the sacrament of Confession, it is considered a sacrament of healing. “Illness can lead to anguish, self-absorption, sometimes even despair […]

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Why Must We Go to Mass Every Sunday? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/why-must-we-celebrate-mass-sunday/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/why-must-we-celebrate-mass-sunday/#comments Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:30:01 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/why-must-we-celebrate-mass-sunday/ Each and every Sunday over a billion Catholics worldwide are obliged to attend Sunday mass at a parish near them. Why?

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A Guide to Catholic Baptism http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-guide-to-catholic-baptism/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-guide-to-catholic-baptism/#comments Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:17:54 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-guide-to-catholic-baptism/ Baptism is the first of seven sacraments and the way in which a person becomes a member of the Catholic Church. Who can receive a Catholic baptism? Anyone who has not already been baptized can receive the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “Every person not […]

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Act of Contrition http://www.aboutcatholics.com/prayers/act-of-contrition/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:25:39 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11001 The Act of Contrition is traditionally used in when confessing one’s sins in the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. One of the requirements for forgiveness is contrition, that you are actually sorry for your sins. Contrition doesn’t have to mean that you feel bad, because our feelings are often out of our control. Rather, contrition […]

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