The Basic Values of the Catholic Church
Trust in God
His Holy Word
The aim of Catholic Truth online is twofold
First and foremost to bring awareness back to Catholics of the doctrines, traditions and beliefs of Holy Mother Church.
Secondly to those who are not Catholic but are interested in Catholicism some knowledgable background in to the Catholic Faith, or who are simply curious to know what being Catholic means
We explain who we are - The doctrines and beliefs of the Catholic Church - The Holy Eucharist and the Mass - The Place of Mary in the Catholic Church - Why and to whom Catholics pray - The beginning of it all, the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles
Because of the various challenges facing the Church today the thought emerged of a website but more importantly smartphone app dedicated to presenting the basic values of the Catholic Church
Catholic Beliefs and Doctrines 1
The Catholic Religion was was established by the Apostles of Jesus Christ in the Mediterranean region during the first century The word "Catholic" (which means "embracing" or "universal") was first used to refer to the early Christian church by the bishop and martyr Ignatius of Antioch in the 1st century.
There are 2.2 billion catholics in the world today 40% of whom live in Latin American countries.
We faithfully present the basic beliefs of the Catholic Religion using extensively the Catholic Catechism.
Catholic Beliefs and Doctrines 2
The Seven Sacraments
Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.
Catholic Beliefs and Doctrines 3
Other Virtues of Catholic Doctrine
The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as “a habitual and firm disposition to do the good.”
Holy Mass - the Catechism of the Church
Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord.
Padre Pio said
"If men only appreciated the value of a holy Mass they would need traffic officers at church doors every day to keep the crowds in order."
Padre Pio - Value of Holy Mass
Mary in the Catholic Church
Catholics do accept and believe that the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ.
However the Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer.... She is 'clearly the mother of the members of Christ' ... since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head." "Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church."
Why and to whom do Catholics Pray?
Prayer is a form of communication, a way of talking to God or to the saints. Prayer may be formal or informal. While formal prayer is an important element of Christian worship, prayer itself is not synonymous with worship or adoration. However in praying, we strengthen that recognition of the presence of God, which draws us closer to Him. That is why the Church recommends that we pray frequently and make prayer an important part of our daily lives.
The Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles
The Gospels of
This gospel begins with a genealogy of Jesus and a story of his birth that includes a visit from magi and a flight into Egypt, and it ends with the commissioning of the disciples by the resurrected Jesus.
This gospel begins with the preaching of John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. Two different secondary endings were affixed to this gospel in the 2nd century.
was not one of the Twelve Apostles, but was mentioned as a companion of the Apostle Paul and as a physician. This gospel begins with parallel stories of the birth and childhood of John the Baptist and Jesus and ends with appearances of the resurrected Jesus and his ascension into heaven.
The Gospel of John, ascribed to John the Evangelist. This gospel begins with a philosophical prologue and ends with appearances of the resurrected Jesus.
The Acts of the Apostles is a narrative of the apostles' ministry and activity after Christ's death and resurrection, from which point it resumes and functions as a sequel to the Gospel of Luke.