Knights of Columbus - Council 9210
Our Lady of the Pillar ~ Nuestra Señora del Pilar 

What Catholics Believe

Knights of Columbus: CATHOLIC INFORMATION SERVICE (CIS)

Luke E. Hart Series
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Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series answers three questions of the deepest importance to any practicing Catholic or person looking for a better understanding of our Catholic faith:

  • What does a Catholic believe?
  • How does a Catholic worship?
  • How does a Catholic live?

FAITH
FAITH: Explains the need for a firm and enriching belief in God and His empowering role in the life of every person. Faith conquers death, overcomes fears, empowers the Church, and leads us along the path to holiness.
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GOD
GOD: Describes the full essence of our Creator [nature, attributes, transcendence, etc.] and how believers come to know Him through Divine Revelation, Tradition, Scripture, and prayer.
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CREATION
Creation: Explains the meaning and consequences of the doctrine of Creation - the entire universe was made by a single, all-powerful God. Also reflects upon providence, angels, and the connection of humanity to evolution and the act of Creation.
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THE HUMAN PERSON
The Human Person: Explains the inherent dignity of each person, created in God's image, and the role of Jesus as God among us. Also describes the morality of the human body and relationships, as well as the way in which our body relates to our soul.
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JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ: Explains the centrality of Jesus to our faith and salvation history. Describes the nature and status of Christ and reviews his life, ministry, death, resurrection, and second coming.
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THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit: Explains how closeness with the Holy Spirit is necessary for sharing in the life of God. Describes the connection between the working of the Holy Spirit and prayer, scripture, the sacraments, the saints, and ultimately all the faithful.
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THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH
The Holy Catholic Church: Explains the absolute unity of Jesus Christ with His Church. He founded the Church and validates Her authority. Describes the qualities, nature, and structure of the Church and Her role in the pursuit of salvation.
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THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS
The Forgiveness of Sins: Reviews the importance of sharing the gift of forgiveness, and how that act must always be centered on the love of Christ. Also explains the meaning and implications of sin and the reality of God's forgiveness.
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RESURRECTION OF THE BODY
The Resurrection of the Body: Explains the Catholic perspective of death. Christ transforms that experience by linking it to himself through his resurrection, or rising from the dead. Describes the beauty and power of Christ's conquering of sin and death on our behalf.
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THE LIFE EVERLASTING
The Life Everlasting: Explains the elements of the Catholic belief in eternal life through Christ. Also describes the realities of heaven, hell, and purgatory.
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Sources: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: www.usccb.org
                 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition