The Catholic Faith
As Catholics we believe in God, the creator of all things, and that as humans, we were created by Him in His image. We believe in the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the guidance of God through the Holy Spirit. Each Sunday we reaffirm our belief in Mass by reciting the Apostles Creed:
We 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
With the guidance of our priests, bishops, and our holy father the Pope, we strive to live God’s word and be a light to the world.
Did You Know?
- The Bible isn’t the only book that teaches what the Catholic Church believes. You should also look into reading a copy of the Catholic Catechism, a text that contains the fundamental truths of the Christian faith. There are two types of Catechisms: “minor” and “major.” Minor catechisms are catechisms that are written with a specific audience in mind – age group, culture, etc. Major catechisms do not, they are written to be a resource for writing minor catechisms. Examples of minor catechisms are the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults which is published by the USCCB, and YOUCAT which is written for teen youth and young adults. An example of a major catechism would be the Catechism of the Catholic Church which can be found on the Vatican’s website.
- USCCB stands for United States Council of Catholic Bishops. As stated on their websites, the USCCB is “an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States.” Their website can be a source for many resources on different topics such as faith teachings (here), moral issues (here), daily readings and prayers (here), and more.
- Bishop Richard Malone does a weekly YouTube show called “Consider This …” Its updated every Thursday and gives a two minute commentary for us to think about. In them he covers topics ranging from the Vatican and the Pope, to the local Church here in Buffalo and current events within the United States. Consider This… can be found on our website under the More tab, or on Daybreak TV Production’s YouTube channel here.