Are you interested in finding out what the Catholic church actually believes in? Do you have many questions and many thing that are on your mind when it comes to what Catholics believe? The Catechism Of The Catholic Church is the set of beliefs for the church and you can use it as a guide to help you understand the stance that the Catholic church takes and why. Here are a few things to get you started.
You will first want to know some of the myths that are out there to not believe when it comes to the Catholic beliefs. Here are a few myths about the Catholic church.
– Catholics do not worship statues
– Catholics do not worship saints
– Catholics do not worship Mary
– Catholics are Human Beings and can be hypocritical, we all can be
– Catholics will accept anybody into the church
– The Catholic Church is a church with beliefs and those beliefs do not change, the human beings that are members do sometimes, however, misinterpret the Catholic belief
Now that you know some of the myths you need to understand some of the basic beliefs of the Catholic church.
First, Catholics believe that there is a true presence in the Eucharist, which most would call communion. Catholics believe in the true presence of Jesus Christ in the bread and the wine and we believe that the bread and wine is the body and the blood of Jesus Christ.
Second, Catholics do not believe in sola fide or sola scriptura. These are the beliefs that you get to heaven by believing in the bible alone and all it takes is believing that Jesus Christ is our savior and you are going to heaven.
Last, Catholics do ask saints to pray for them, just like they ask family and friends to pray for us. Catholics do this because there is great power in numbers and it cannot hurt to ask the saints that are so close to God to pray for you.