Studying the Catholic faith

Here at Catholics Come Home, we have tried to provide you with honest answers to many of the questions you may have about the Catholic Faith. But don’t stop learning here! In addition to the many free and easy-to-use resources at CatholicsComeHome.org, we encourage you to study the faith using the best Catholic resources around.

How to Study the Catholic Faith

Jesus Christ proclaimed that “the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). The search for truth requires courage, patience and openness to overcoming our own prejudices and pre-conceived notions, so you can embrace the truth fully, whenever and wherever it is found. The late popular TV personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, “It is easy to find truth; it is hard to face it, and harder still to follow it.”

Immerse Yourself in Sacred Scripture

We suggest the Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition. You can also read the Bible online.

You can also read from the Catechism online at: Catechism of the Catholic Church or The Apostolate’s Family Catechism™ or The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Where the Catholic Church Comes in…

Because God designed us to desire and seek the truth, He provided a special way to help us find it. The Catholic Church, comprised of saints and sinners and everyone in between, has been established by God to show us the way to truth and help us get to heaven.

This mission of receiving the truth and then faithfully handing it on to future generations was entrusted to the Church by Jesus Christ.

He declared: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).

Catholics Come Home is here to help.

This site is dedicated to helping you get the facts you want with regard to Catholic teaching and history, so you can have your questions answered in your search for truth. As you study the Church’s teachings, practices and history, you may find—as many others have—that there’s a lot you never knew about the Catholic faith!

Answering Your Questions

Take time to explore the information we have provided here at Catholics Come Home. Here are some pages you might find useful in your study of the faith:

Church Teachings—Find answers to common questions about the Catholic faith
Moral Issues—Learn what the Church has to say about important moral topics like abortion
Best Catholic Study Tools—Use the best resources to help you learn the faith
More Catholic Resources—Continue learning more in depth into the teachings of the Catholic Church

Let Christ Guide You to the Truth

Don’t be surprised, though, as you begin to study Catholic teaching and Scripture, if some things you find may be difficult at first to understand. That’s natural.

In fact, St. Peter pointed this out nearly 2,000 years ago when he wrote: “There are some things in them hard to understand” (2 Peter 3:16). But don’t let that stop you from moving forward in your discovery of the truth. After all, as John Henry Newman (the famed convert to the Catholic Church from Protestantism) once observed: “Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.”

Pray to God for guidance and wisdom as you study. Jesus Christ will always lead you toward truth. God bless you on your journey!

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