WHAT WE BELIEVE:
THE 3 PILLARS OF CATHOLIC CHURCH AUTHORITY
Sacred Scripture- All books of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Apostolic Tradition- The living tradition of the Church, the Church Fathers, the Sacred Liturgy.
The Living Magisterium- The teaching authority of the Pope and all Bishops worldwide who are united with him.
THE LIVING WORD OF GOD:
NEW AMERICAN BIBLE
Romans 10:17 shares with us that "faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ."
2 Timothy 3:16-17 encourages us to prepare ourselves with God’s Word, so that we can be equipped to do His will - rather than fulfill our own earthly desires- and know the difference between the two:
“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” Click HERE to explore the Scriptures!
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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"The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which I approved 25 June (1991) and the publication of which I today order by virtue of my Apostolic Authority, is a statement of the Church's faith and of catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition and the Church's Magisterium. I declare it to be a sure norm for teaching the faith and thus a valid and legitimate instrument for ecclesial communion. May it serve the renewal to which the Holy Spirit ceaselessly calls the Church of God, the Body of Christ, on her pilgrimage to the undiminished light of the Kingdom!"
St John Paul II
Apostolic Constitution, Fidel Depositum
October 11, 1992
COMPENDIUM OF THE CATECHISM
OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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"[The Compendium] is offered to all the faithful who wish to deepen their knowledge of the unfathomable riches of salvation... it is offered to every individual who asks us to give an account of the hope that is in us and who wants to know what the Catholic Church believes."
~ St John Paul II
CODE OF CANON LAW ANNOTATED
Originally published in 1993, this Latin-English edition of the Code of Canon Law from the University of Navarre in Spain has been extensively updated. It offers thorough, practical commentaries on every canon. This revised "Red Code" includes Latin original and English translation of the universal law in apostolic constitutions complementary to the Code of Canon Law; replies from Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; complimentary norms to the code Epromulgated by 13 English speaking Conferences of Bishops; and modifications introduced by "Ad Tuendam Fidem"; and more. Hardcover. 2,101 pages (order HERE from EWTN). Click HERE for the Vatican link to Canon Law and HERE for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops link that helps define Canon Law.