This section contains material pertaining to the dogma and doctrine of the Catholic Faith, by which we learn to come to know God so that we love Him as is our duty and privilege.
We recommend the following books for learning the Faith: the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), the Companion to the Catechism (contains all CCC referenced material), The Faith (which is the CCC in question and answer format), the Baltimore Catechism #3 and its teacher's guide, Summa Theologica (St. Thomas Aquinas), Summa of the Summa (shorter abridgement), Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, Faith of the Early Church Fathers (3 volumes) and Canons and Decrees from the Council of Trent.
|Catechism of the Catholic Church||
|The 2nd revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. (off-site at the Vatican).|
|Baltimore Catechism Number 3||
|A very comprehensive Catechism for learning the Catholic Faith in an undiluted manner. The Faith is presented in a simple question and answer format for ease of understanding.|
|Baltimore Catechism Number 2||
|A shorter version of the Baltimore Catechism number 3, better for children.|
|Beatitudes embrace whatever pertains to the perfection of Christian life, and they invite us to the practice of the highest Christian virtues.|
|The Corporal Works of Mercy||(compilation)||Charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in bodily necessities.|
|The Spiritual Works of Mercy||(compilation)||Charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in spiritual necessities.|
|The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit||(compilation)||Gifts of the Holy Spirit enable us to live a holy Christian life.|
|The 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit||(compilation)||The 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit grow in our souls with our practice of Virtue as enabled by the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.|
|The Virtues||(compilation)||A virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do the good. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions.|
|The Vices||(compilation)||A vice is a habitual and firm disposition to do evil. it is the opposite of virtue. A vice oriented person tends toward selfishness at the expense of others.|
|The 10 Commandments||(compilation)||The 10 Commandments are God's guard rails for our souls, and tell us what we must do and what we must not do. This article contains a deeper explanation as to what it practically means to live the Commandments.|