About Catholics http://www.aboutcatholics.com Catholic Beliefs and Catholic Teachings Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 The Role of the Catechism of the Catholic Church http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-role-of-the-catechism-of-the-catholic-church/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-role-of-the-catechism-of-the-catholic-church/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:41 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11515 The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a teaching tool. It is a concise explanation of Catholic beliefs. The Catechism includes quotations from many papal encyclicals, church council documents, and the Scriptures. It refers to these as reference points for Catholic teachings. Although it is important, the Catechism is not considered a sacred text like […]

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Do Unbaptized Babies Go To Limbo? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/do-unbaptized-babies-go-to-limbo/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/do-unbaptized-babies-go-to-limbo/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:20:10 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11589 Limbo is a theory developed by Medieval theologians as the place where unbaptized persons go when they die. Limbo is not an official doctrine of the Catholic Church, but it has not been officially rejected by the Church. The quandary goes something like this. If we are born with original sin and an infant dies […]

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Vocation: A Calling From God http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/vocation-a-calling-from-god/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/vocation-a-calling-from-god/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:00:52 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11672 God calls each of us to a particular vocation in life. The Catholic Church defines both particular vocations as states of life including marriage, religious life, and priesthood, as well as a general vocation of all baptized believers. Many Callings A person can have many different callings in life. For instance a person can have […]

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What are the Differences Between Catholics and Christians? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/five-differences-between-catholics-and-christians/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/five-differences-between-catholics-and-christians/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=12060 Initially, it may be confusing to understand how Catholicism relates to Christianity. When you ask Protestants what religion they are, most of them will say, “Christian.” When you ask Catholics the same question, however, nearly all of them will identify as “Catholic.” Yet Catholics believe in Jesus and read the Bible. So how does Catholicism […]

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Indulgences http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/indulgences/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/indulgences/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:00:40 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/indulgences/ An indulgence is the remission (removal) of temporal punishment for sin in response to certain prayers or spiritual works. In common parlance an indulgence would reduce the time spent in purgatory if one should need to go there on one’s way to heaven. An indulgence does not take the place of a confession; confession and […]

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An Online Healing Experience: The Pray More Healing Retreat http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/an-online-healing-experience-the-pray-more-healing-retreat/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/an-online-healing-experience-the-pray-more-healing-retreat/#respond Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:51:35 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=22152 We recently discovered a great opportunity to pursue healing online, and we wanted to share it with you here! It’s called The Pray More Healing Retreat. Healing is something we all need, whether that’s healing from sin, from illness, from loss, from abuse… God heals the brokenhearted and binds up our wounds. The Pray More […]

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The Communion of Saints http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-communion-of-saints/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-communion-of-saints/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11684 Why do Catholics pray to saints? Why do Catholics worship Mary? These questions and others like it stem from confusion about a Catholic doctrine called the Communion of Saints. The Communion of Saints is the belief that every living Christian is connected to every other member of the church, whether alive or dead, through Jesus […]

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A History of Confirmation http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-history-of-confirmation/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-history-of-confirmation/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:20:05 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-history-of-confirmation/ Confirmation is not a celebration of what we do and God responds and it is not an event at which we confirm anything to God; it is about what God does and how we respond to God.

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Five Easy Ways to Understand the Bible http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:17:08 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/ The Scriptures are a diverse compilation of writings encompassing a few thousand¬†years of human history. As such, it can be difficult to understand them if you don’t recognize this context. St. Peter even writes that St. Paul’s letters can be hard to understand (2 Peter 3:16), even though Paul wrote around the same time St. […]

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Hail Mary? Why Not Hail Jesus? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/#comments Wed, 30 May 2018 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/ One thing that many people find difficult to understand about the Catholic Church is the Church’s emphasis on Mary. Why would we say “Hail Mary” and pray the Rosary when we could be talking to Jesus? Doesn’t that go against the meaning of the Gospels, where we learn that we¬†must love Jesus above all else? […]

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