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Commonly asked questions for Catholics

The following offers a guide for Catholics wanting to talk about their faith with others. However, it should not be seen as a source of rebuttal or proof statements, but rather used to help in conversations about our faith. Arguments and stand-offs never get us very far. It has been said that the church is at the service of the truth wherever that is to be found. As such, it is important to listen to and respect the other’s viewpoint and share our own.
This document is available in a printable form here: Questions and Answers.pdf [213 Kb] Has science disproved God? (eg through evolution) Belief in God is not provable via science – that is not...

Catholic Identity

At the heart of our Catholic life is our encounter with Jesus Christ. 
This is only made possible through our life in the Spirit. 
This same Spirit brings us into communion in the Catholic Church.
This section offers a taste of some of the aspects of our faith that are significant to us. {slide=The Seven Sacraments|closed} Baptism Eucharist Confirmation Penance/Reconciliation...

Questions from Life

Abortion? Capital Punishment? Cloning? AIDS? Capitalism? Contraception? Divorce? Ecumenism? Environment? Homosexuality? Health Issues? Human Trafficking? Poverty? Politics? Refugees? Social Teaching?
  • Explore the Catholic response and action to many of the issues affecting our world today. 
The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted,are the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as...

Jesus and You

Jesus Christ asked this question of his friends and each of us has to ask ourselves: "Who do I say Jesus is?"
  • In all of history, he has the strongest following of anyone who claimed to be God. 
  • So, who is Jesus to you: Friend and God? Great role model? Distant historical figure?
"Who do you say I am?"  We all grow up with different ideas presented to us about Jesus. Sooner or later, we have to ask ourselves, what do we believe? How are you and Jesus getting on?...

Spirit and You

Where is the Holy Spirit found? Where do you experience the touch of the Spirit in your life? Do you want to experience the Spirit in new ways?
Life in the Spirit Where is the Spirit found? (From Catechism of the Catholic Church 737 - 738)The Church, a communion living in the faith of the apostles which she transmits, is the place...
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