Featured Faith Group: Sep 2016

Roman Catholicism

The Roman Catholic faith is monotheistic and trinitarian. The Church teaches that God, who is one, has revealed himself to humanity as a Trinity of Persons- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The Roman Catholics’ faith, like other Christians, recognizes Jesus of Nazareth as the Christ, the Son of God, and accept him as their Saviour and Lord. They affirm that “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in him shall not perish but many have eternal life.” Their beliefs and practices are the result of the experiences of those who knew Jesus during his earthly life and of those since who know him through the grace of the Holy Spirit, given by God to those who put their trust in him. The authorized translations of the bible used by Roman Catholics include the New Jerusalem, New American and New Revised Standard Version (Catholic edition). The essential elements of the Roman Catholic faith have been summarized and synthesized in the form of professions of faith or creeds. Among these, the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed occupy a special place. A much fuller expression of Roman Cathoic beliefs and practices can be found in the universal Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Here are some websites for further exploration:

www.usccb.org (US Cathloic Bishops)