What Catholics Believe

"Where there is Peter,
There is the Church!"

~ St. Ambrose
Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397 AD

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So, You Don't Believe in Hell? Welcome to Gehenna!!
- But can you really risk not knowing the truth?
A unique perspective - told with wit and wry. Also on this site you will find, Hot Off the Wire - letters by senior devil Slubgob on issues of the day, The Biggot Box - Answers to Anti-Catholicism on the net. And tons of other interesting stuff. Many useful apologetic topics, such as:

1. Did Jesus Renounce His Mother?
2. Mary and Tradition: Offensive to God?
3. Teaching Authority: Is the Pope a Holy Father?
4. Is the Roman Catholic Church Christian?
5. Response to an Anti-Catholic on John 6 and More
6. Did the Catholic Church Prohibit Bible Reading?
7. Can Catholics Kill Protestants? and Other Fables
8. The Inquisition & the Church
9. Come Home to the Catholic Church: An Open Letter to a Former Catholic
10. Sola Scriptura?
11. Scripture and Tradition

150 Reasons Why I am a Catholic - Featuring 300 Biblical Evidences Favoring Catholicism.

REASONS FOR HOPE - An powerful aid to supporting the beginner apologist with tons of important links to great apologist sites.

Traditional Catholic Reflections & Reports - News, Opinion, & Hope for a Post-Modern World.

List of Popes - From Peter to Paul (John Paul II) - A complete list of every pope that ever existed down through the centuries. Click on each pope to read more about him! 

How Does the Catholic Church Determine Who is a Saint? - A Detailed Outline Of The History And The Processes Of Beatification And Canonization.  Article written by Mgr. P. E. Hallett.

Anti-Catholicism On The Internet - Beware!  There is alarming increase in the number of militantly anti-Catholic sites appearing on the Internet.  And in imitation of their father, they work best by subterfuge.  "There are numerous websites by alleged ex-Catholics that...use anti-Catholicism as their primary means of attack."

Catholic Information Network (C.I.N.) - Offering a wealth of news, information and discussion.  Some of the many features include: Reflections (daily word) Pope John Paul II and the Vatican (papal documents & the latest Vatican news, general news of Catholc interest from around the world, web boards, email lists, and more.

American Catholic Truth Society (A.C.T.S.) - Featuring Catholic apologetics and various email lists you can join:

1) Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
2) Debates: Catholic vs. Protestant
3) Debates: Pro-Life vs. Abortion issues
4) Outside the Church there is no salvation
5) Live Chat

The Sinners Guide ~ (EWTN online book) By Venerable Louis of Granada. St. Teresa of Avila stated that this work of Venerable Louis converted over 1,000,000 souls in her day. She, along with St. John of the Cross, St. Francis de Sales, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Rose of Lima, all counted it among their favorite spiritual books.

Aedificatio (The Solid Basis and Beauty of Catholic Belief) - 'This site is for the non-Christian and the Christian, the "ordinary man" and the learned. Everyone should find here edifying treatments of the important topics, some with which they will agree, and others which shall challenge them.' This site is highly recommended as a good resource to use when defending the faith.

The Real Presence Association - The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith.  There is no greater manefestation of God's love for mankind than the Jesus truly present in the Holy Eucharist.   There is no greater truth or mystery contained in any other church that exists here on earth! A challege to anyone not fully convinced - to read through this wonderful website and still not believe in the Real Presence...!!  Do not doubt, but believe...

The Church's Unchanging Teaching on Abortion - The Catechism, quotes from Mother Therese, questions and answers.

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism - Excellent apologetics site covering many topics.

Dr. Scott Hahn Apologetics - A Highly Educated Presbyterian Minister who was Converted to the Catholic Faith gives his answers why.  Excellent Apologetics!

American Life League
- Publications, pro-life issues, activism, pro-life store and more.

Vatican II Council - Full text Search Engine of all documents of the II Vatican Council 

EWTN Library - Featuring: Episcopal Documents, apologetics, Canon Law, all Church Documents, Catechetics, Church Counsels, Church History, Papal Encyclicals, Current Issues, Doctrine, Liturgy, Theology, Marriage, vocations and much more!

Fr. Anthony Zimmerman's Library - A collection of books, articles and letters written by Fr. Anthony Zimmerman, S.T.D., providing up to date theology and sociology, which attracts especially seminarians and university students at Newman Centers. Professors use it to supplement their lecture materials, priests use it to enrich their sermons and lectures.

NFP - Nature's Way, God's Way - Fr. Anthony Zimmerman was coordinator of this online book which is presented in sections.  Excellent reading.

"Natural Family Planning involves acceptance by the couple
of a way of life of conjugal harmony and devotion to their children,
which makes of their life something beautiful for God."
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Think Chastity - "Our mission is to convincingly communicate the Catholic Church's teachings on sexual
morality to as many members of the faithful as possible. We believe that when faithful Catholics have heard these teachings and understand why they are valid they will embrace a life of chastity. ...We believe this message is essential to save souls and to reverse the moral decline present in our society. This decline is evidenced by abortion, promiscuity, and a lack of regard for marriage as a sacrament."

Adoremus - Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy. Is an association of Catholics established on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul 1995, to promote authentic reform of the liturgy of the Roman Rite.

Documents of the Roman Catholic Church - A number of documents are available here which are by and/or about the Roman Catholic Church

DIVINI REDEMPTORIS - Encyclical On Atheistic Communism by Pope Pius XI (March 19, 1937)

HUMANAE VITAE - Encyclical On The Regulation of Birth by Pope Paul VI 

CASTI CONNUBII - Encyclical on Chastity in Marriage by Pope Pius XI (Dec., 31 1930)

DOMINUS IESUS -  Declaration on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church by the Congregation for the Doctrine of The Faith.

The Truth About Mary - By Robert J. Payesko. Starting Points in Discerning Biblical Truth. Mary in Scripture and the Historic Christian Faith. A Response to Fundamentalist Misconceptions and a Return to Historic Christianity.

The Primacy of Peter - The Church Fathers not only recognized that Peter was the rock on whom Christ built his Church, they also recognized the implications of this fact that Peter had a special place among the apostles. (PetersNet)

Purgatory Apologetics -  A large list of excellent Purgatory Apologetic web sites.

The Holy Souls in PurgatoryA comprehensive study of the Catholic beliefs in Purgatory.  Practical arguments & challenges, many biblical references, bible terminology, Catechism, atonement, sin & salvation, & many quotes.  Also, is purgatory unavoidable? Beneficial suffering? Our Duty towards & powerful prayers for the Holy Souls.

Catholic Truth Apologetics - Dedicated to explaining, defending, and sharing the Catholic faith. They feature apologetics, and evangelization, daily mass readings, the saint for the day, bible search, and more.

The Catholic League - Defenders of Religious and Civil Rights for Catholics.  Feared by the liberals and effective in their efforts they have brought to task the likes of Disney, Ted Turner, Cox (of Brooklyn Art Museum fame) and many more.  See how you can join them in their fight against anti-Catholic bigotry and religious freedom for all christians.

Matt's Catholic Site - Prayers and devotions, encyclicals, Catechism, issues, audios & visuals, Church Fathers, links, christian music, writings of Saints and of course Sacred Scripture.

The Logic of Priestly Celibacy - Fr. Anthony Zimmerman, S.T.D. (EWTN Library article).

Simple Catholicism - By Fr. Phil Bloom. 'Simple Catholicism' is a not a watered down, vague version of the creed which aims to please everyone. Rather it is that body of truths which has been handed down from generation to generation for almost two thousand years. It is sometimes referred to as the "deposit of faith," but not as if it were in a box somewhere under the Vatican.  As the name implies, it is not complex.' Subjects included:

Does God exist? 
Is Jesus God? 
Did Jesus found the Church?
Straight Talk on Sex 
The Problem with Evolution 
Beyond the Secular Paradigm 
The Enigma of Jesus 
The Bottom Line of Reality 
What Jesus Taught about Hell
Saved by Grace Alone! 
And a little humor: The Usual Homily

Exorcism ...The Facts - Learn the facts about exorcism, possession and Satan's evil army. Information pertaining to this web page was supplied by an American Roman Catholic Priest located in the West Indies.

CATHOLICS ...What do they Believe? - This web page was designed to explain the Catholic faith from a Catholic perspective, clarifying and explaining the misconceptions formed by non-Catholic faiths.  This is not a debate site, but only an informational site.

Catholic Truth Society Pamphlets - The Catholic Truth Society was founded 1868 in England and is still going. It's aim is to produce quality Catholic doctrine at an economical price.  Many pamphlets (too long to list here) have been made available. 

Papal Encyclicals Online - An extensive, easy to use collection of papal encyclicals and other papal documents from the current Pope back to Pope Honorius (1226). 

Catholic Mission - "I wish to invite the Church to renew her missionary commitment ...For missionary activity renews the Church, revitalizes faith and Christian identity... Faith is strengthened when it is given to others! ...God is opening before the Church the horizons of a humanity more fully prepared for the sowing of the Gospel... No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: To proclaim Christ to all peoples."  ~ Pope John Paul II

Spiritual Guidebook on the Internet - The Guidebook is meant to aid in spiritual growth and development. It was written for the author's personal use originally, as a way of organizing thoughts and links, so that all ever needed for reference online could be made instantly accessible.

"If a man wants to be always in God's company,
he must pray regularly and read regularly.
When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us."
~ St. Isidore

The Catholic Treasure Chest - Large resource of information on the Catholic Church.

Catholic Apologetics.Com - Beginning Apologetics booklet series by Father Chacon and Jim Burnham. They are very useful for quick referencing, answering why and what Catholics believe. Booklets available to order.  They are to the point and affordable!

Nazareth Resource Library - Superior apologetics.  Famous apologeticist / convert James Akin answers all your questions about the Catholic Church.

CCEL: The Early Church Fathers - 38 volumes ...The most important writings from the first 800 years of the Catholic Church beginning with Peter and Paul!

Catholic Apologetics - Apologetics without Apology. Education, entertainment, teens, faith, forums, reference, covering many topics.

Catholic Evangelization - Fr. Absalom Coutinho, "As a parish priest for more than 25 years as well as through experience of many counselings, I am often confronted with questions regarding the Roman Catholic Faith. I have compiled a list of the most often asked questions and their answers. The answers are based on the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, founded by the Supreme Teacher, our Lord Jesus Christ."

Peter and Paul Ministries - Catholic Events Texas, Catholic Events Worldwide, Catholic Q & A, The Rosary, Mass Locator, Vatican News, Eucharist Adoration, Catholic Radio, Catholic Books, Catholic Colleges, Catholic Bookstores, Top 10 Catholic Movies, Catholic Magazines, Children Videos, Dallas Catholic Links, Great Catholic Links, Chastity Videos, Bible, Catechism, Church Documents, Canon Law, Catholic Encyclopedia, Councils and more.

The Splendor of Truth - 'How can I know that God exists??' By Fr. Dennis O'Brien, M.M

ABC's of Faith - The ABCs can be fun and interesting, but the site is dedicated to the truth. Opinions are common, everyone has one! On spiritual and religious topics, opinions seem to abound! Opinions can change lives, but opinions based on false beliefs can invite you to see things as they are. You may find ideas that are familiar, but presented in a way you've never thought about before. Sometimes, just a change in perspective can dramatically improve one's understanding of an issue or belief.

The Paths of Socrates - The Socrates Web Page is meant as a refuge for those seeking to better understand the important truths of life.  How does one find true belief? Is personal sincerity or objective truth more important? Is there reason to believe in the Bible? These and many other questions are explored here.

Catholics United For The Faith - Proclaiming Christ to a new generation.  Catholics United for the Faith is an international lay apostolate, building on the only sure foundation for happiness and renewal of the family and society: the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.  Founded by H. Lyman Stebbins in 1968, our apostolate has reached out to tens of thousands of lay people, helping them discover and strengthen their Catholic faith.

Catolicos - Links - Catholic - This bilingual site offers many links both in English and in Spanish.  Attractive site with many apologetic links faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Leaflets of Faith - Publishers of a series of free leaflets on various aspects of the Roman Catholic faith in modern times.

Catholicsource - Apologetics, message board, chat, debate, resource links, articles, Stations of the Cross, The Scriptural Rosary, The Douay files, Homeschooling, and more.

A Catholic Response -Their mission is to present the Truths of the Catholic Faith by simple means.  Online Pamphlets explaining Catholic issues are available.

Corunum Apologetic Web Site -  Catholic apologist Joe Gallegos is a lay apologetic expert who uses well-documented texts and writings from early church fathers to prove beyond question that the earliest Christians were distinctively Catholic in their beliefs and practices.  Covers many important topics challenging many protestant claims. Including the Protestant doctrine of 'sola scriptura' (Scripture alone).  This site also Includes the texts of several on-line debates between Gallegos and the aggressive Protestant apologist, James White.

Faith of Our Fathers - My husband and I are "re-verts" to the Catholic faith, after several years as evangelical Protestants.  We desire to see the Body of Christ visibly united under the authority of His duly appointed vicar here on earth, the Pope, and pray for that day when we will all be one in Him.  We also extend a welcome to "lapsed Catholics" and non-Christians who may be visiting this site.

Lumen Verum Apologetics - Lumen Verum means true light - the true light of the Catholic faith. Lumen Verum was founded to bring together both those who love the Catholic faith and those who desire to learn more about it from its authentic sources - Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium.

Catholic Society of Evangelists - A Catholic lay apostolate attempting to live out the request of the Holy Father for a "New Evangelization" and inspiring others to do the same.  The world is in urgent need of rediscovering Jesus Christ and of doing so within His Catholic Church. You can be a powerful instrument in communicating this life transforming message. St. James teaches us...

" If anyone among you should stray from the truth and someone brings him back, he should know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins."  (James 5:19, 20)

The Catholic Way of Life - This site seeks to explain the teachings of the Church for Catholics who do not fully understand them and for those who are not Catholic and have misunderstandings and misconceptions about the Church's teachings.

Catholic Answers Tracts - This is a listing of all the Catholic Answers tracts by topic. If an (F) appears after the tract title, this means the tract is part of the "Fathers Know Best" series and contains a collection of quotes from the early Church Fathers.

Good Catholic Information - Defense Against Anti-Catholic Religions & Cults

ICHTHUS, Jesus Christ Son of God Saviour - "There exists today the clear need for a new evangelization" "As the year 2000 approaches, our world feels an urgent need for the Gospel." ~ Pope John Paul II

The Holy See - The Official Vatican Website.

Scriptural Catholicism - My name is Steven Kellmeyer. My purpose is to provide an easily-referenced index to the Scriptural underpinnings of Catholic doctrine and dogma, with a minimum of exegesis. I am searching through numerous apologetics and doctrinal resources to bring together, in one place, all the Scriptural references which have historically been used in the defense of Church teaching. All Scripture quotations on this site are taken from the Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition. All errors in these pages are my own.

Jesus Christ is Lord Apologetics - "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church"  (St. Matthew 16, 18).

Catholic Apologetics Network - "When, therefore, since we have such proofs, it is not necessary to seek among others the truth which is easily obtained from the Church.  For the Apostles, like a rich man in a bank, deposited with her most copiously everything which pertains to the truth; and everyone who wishes draws from her the drink of life." (St. Iranaeus  190 A.D.)

Collegamento pro Sindone ~  Published regularly every two months, containing high level articles of the world's most well known studies of the Shroud. Iinforms the readers about all the activities related to The Shroud, both Italian and foreign.

Keeping Catholics Catholic - Apologetics with a view of the Catechism of the Church.

Catholic Answers LIVE -  Radio and Internet Answer Program

A Big Ol' Helpin of Catholicism - Apologetic links and more

PetersNet- Important and recent Church Documents & tough web site reviews.

Defending The Bride - This web site is dedicated to explaining and defending the truths that God has revealed through the Church that He founded, the Catholic Church, the Bride of Christ.