"I would not believe the Gospel unless moved thereto by the Church."

- St. Augustine of Hippo          


Site last updated Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Introduction

This web site was developed mainly for non-Catholic Christians, but is also for Catholics who want to explain their faith to Protestants and non-Christians.  Most often, this "defense" is against "Bible" Christians and Fundamentalist Christians.  Since the majority of non-Catholic Christians incorrectly believe the Holy Bible is the sole or final authority for Christian beliefs (Sola Scriptura), this web site will explain Catholic beliefs in reference to the Holy Bible.  In addition, the doctrine of the Catholic Church is explained by what is NOT stated in the Bible and what is just plain God-given "common sense."  In addition, quotes from the "Catechism of the Catholic Church," "The Early Church Fathers" and "The Doctors of the Church" are cited as theologians and past saints can explain it better than myself.

This web site will help you learn and prove that there is a Biblical basis in even the most controversial issues that Christ's Church has taken a stand on.

I am not a theologian or a priest.  I do not even have a Bachelor's Degree in any field.  However, I do have an Associate's Degree in History.  I have studied Church history and I am a person who strongly believes in the unity of Christianity as a whole and the Holy Catholic Church.  Also, I am gravely concerned with the current "immoral" trends of both Protestants and Catholics alike.

The Catholic Church holds true to Christ's teachings.  Several non-Catholic Christian denominations do not, especially "liberal" ones, when confronted with today's anti-Christian, popular social trends (abortion, homosexuality, pre-marital sex, etc.)  Of course, I am a sinner myself and do not want to be deemed as hypocritical by creating a Catholic-Christian web page.  However, I'll let the person who has never sinned cast the first stone.  --Chris Tesch                 


PRAYER FOR THE UNITY OF ALL CHRISTENDOM

We pray to you, our Lord Jesus Christ, for the healing of Your Body, the Church.  And that our Protestant and Orthodox brethren will be re-united with us in the Holy Catholic Church.  We hope and pray for the fulfillment of Your own prayer:  "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are one." (John 17:20-22)


"DOMINUS IESUS" - Declaration on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church


CHURCH BELIEFS & ISSUES

Abortion

Baptism

The Bible

 

Celibacy of the Clergy

The Church

Church Attendance

Contraception

Degrees of Sin

Divorce

The Eucharist

Fasting During Lent

Good Works

Homosexuality

Money for the Church

"Once Saved, Always Saved?"

The Papacy

Papal Infallibility

Pre-marital Sex

Purgatory

Quick & Easy Catholic Apologetics

The Reformation

Ritual Prayer

The Sacrament of Penance

The Saints

The Trinity

The Virgin Mary

 

 

 


WHAT THE EARLY CHURCH BELIEVED

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CHURCH FATHERS QUOTED IN THIS SECTION

Abortion

Against Heresy

Apostolic Succession & Tradition

The Catholic Church

Contraception

Degrees Of Sin

Divorce

The Eucharist

Good Works

Homosexuality

Infant Baptism

The Mass

The Papacy

Old Testament Canon

Purgatory

Unity Of The Church

The Virgin Mary

 

 

 


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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING E-MAIL/QUESTIONS

All correspondence will be reviewed by the webmaster.  While we value your input, not all questions will necessarily be answered.  Due to time constraints, questions already answered on this website or possibly other Catholic websites, will be referred there or not be answered.  While opposing viewpoints and constructive criticism are welcome, questions or correspondence filled with hate, bigotry, obscenities, profanity, etc. will not be answered at all.  Thank you.  --Chris Tesch

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