Basic Catholic Beliefs
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The basic Catholic beliefs are simple and few. Use this sitemap to help you study what Catholics believe. It's super simple:

  • Do the Ten Commandments,
  • Believe the Apostles' Creed,
  • Use the Catholic sacraments,
  • And pray the Catholic prayers.

Do these, persevere, and, by God's grace, you will die a Catholic saint with Heaven as your right.

The Apostles' Creed teaches what we believe, the Ten Commandments teach what God told us to do and what not to do, and the Catholic Sacraments and prayers give us the supernatural grace necessary to do it.

Catholic beliefs are both simple enough for His little ones and intricate enough for such greats as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Thomas More.

The Baltimore Catechism Teaches The Basic Catholic Beliefs

Did you know that the 1950 Baltimore Catechism is the same as the Baltimore from the 1880s?

The main difference is that the 1950 has singular confession answers. Deo Gratias.

I know. It's a real blessing when teaching children about the sacrament of Penance!

What Are The Basic Catholic Beliefs? 

The same outline applies to all Catholic catechisms including the Catechism of the Council of Trent and the Baltimore Catechism.

Simply put, the Catholic religion teaches that Catholics believe what the Catholic Ten Commandments and the Apostles' Creed teach. Then we pray for the grace to keep the Faith using the Catholic Sacraments and Catholic Prayers.

 That's it. It really is that simple. 

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Ten Commandments Contain The Catholic Beliefs 

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Ebooks - Download to computer first to upload on Ipad:

Children of the Kingdom Ebook - Alphabet of boy and girl saints.

Mystical City of God Ebook - Giant download, handy for tablets.

Legend of St. Patrick Ebook - Awesome history of St. Patrick.

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Catholic Missal - Traditional for adults and children.

El Cid - God's Own Champion - Excellent history of early Spain's hero.

Saint Fernando III of Castile - The best saints' story I've read.

Gabriel Garcia Moreno - Heroic martyr President of Ecuador.

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As you study, you'll find that the beliefs of the Catholic Church make sense, help us to live peaceful lives, and most importantly gain Heaven. Final perseverance is much easier with God's grace. Each of the sacraments give us more and more grace. Capitalize on it! Gain as many graces as you can.

Be encouraged! Grace is effective. This means that no matter what you've done in the past you can always turn toward God. He loves you and wants you to be with Him in Heaven. The Ten Commandments are His instruction manual or game plan for you.

If you're new to the Catholic Faith, "Welcome!"

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