Features the Divinely Instituted Visible Organization
founded in 33 Anno Domini by Our Lord Jesus Christ, Second Person of the Holy Trinity
What is the Destiny of Man?
Man's high destiny is to go to God, because man comes from God, and belongs entirely to God.
The Apostles' Creed
What to believe.
The Apostles, before they parted, gathered together in Jerusalem in the first Council of the Church and put down in a brief statement their principle doctrines.
Into how many articles may the apostles' creed be divided?
The Apostle's Creed may be divided into twelve articles. All the articles are absolutely necessary to faith; if even one article is omitted or changed, faith would be destroyed.
The Twelve Articles
- I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth;
- And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord;
- Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary;
- Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried
- He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead;
- He ascended into heaven, sitteh at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
- From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
- I believe in the Holy Ghost;
- The Holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints;
- The forgiveness of sins;
- The resurrection of the body;
- And life everlasting. Amen.
what is divine revelation?
God revealed Himself to men through means beyond the ordinary course of nature.
- Divine Revelation is contained in both Holy Scripture and Tradition
- We should believe in Divine Revelation because God, Who is its Author, cannot deceive nor be deceived.
Is there only one God?
Yes, there is only one God. One in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
What do we mean when we say that God is the creator of heaven and earth?
When we say that God is the Creator of heaven and earth, we mean that He made all things from nothing by His almighty power.
What are the Angels?
Angels are created spirits, without bodies, having understanding and free will.
What are the devils?
The angels who did not remain faithful to God were cast into hell, and these are called bad angels, or devils.
What to do.
Besides believing what God has revealed, what else must we do to be saved?
Besides believing what God has revealed, we must keep His law.
What are the two great commandments that contain the whole law of God?
- First, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with they whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with they whole strength;
- Second, Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself.
Means of Grace
What is a sacrament?
A sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.
What are the seven sacraments?
- Holy Eucharist,
- Extreme Unction,
- Holy Orders,
what are sacramentals?
Sacramentals are holy things or actions of which the Church makes use to obtain for us from God, through its intercession, spiritual and temporal favors.