Understanding the Catholic Faith
We Catholics are primarily Christians who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Catholics shares some beliefs with other Christian practices, but crucial Catholic faith include the following:
The Scripture is the inspired and revealed word of God.
Baptism, the obligation of becoming a Christian, is essential for salvation — whether the Baptism happens by water, blood, or desire.
God’s Ten Commandments provides moral lesson — an ethical quality to live by.
The occuring of the Holy Trinity — three persons in one God. We embrace the belief that God, the one Supreme Being, is made up of three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Catholics also believe that since Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, all humans are born with original sin, which only Baptism takes away. A happier belief is in grace, an absolutely free, unmerited favor from God. Grace means partaking in the divine; the inspiration to accomplish God’s purpose.
We acknowledge the unity of body and soul for each human being.