FAQ's about our Faith

Frequently asked questions about the Catholic Church

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  • What do Catholics believe in? (An overview of Catholic teaching)
  • What is the Holy Trinity?
  • Why does the Catholic Church worship on Sundays?
  • What are the different parts of the mass and their meanings?
  • Which parts of the Mass have remained unchanged over time? Why have some parts of the Mass changed
  • Why is there communion under both species?
  • How many times may the Eucharist be received in one day?
  • Why are candles lit at church?
  • How is someone made into a saint?
  • Who are the Roman Catholic patron saints?
  • What is the difference between a mortal and venial sin?

FAQ's in Archdiocesan Web Site

There are numerous FAQ's covered in the web site of the Archdiocese of Toronto at http://www.archtoronto.org/about_our_faith/FAQ.html

 

Recommended readings:

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  1. Catechism of the Catholic Church
    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
  2. Faith facts: The answers you need
    http://www.cuf.org/Faithfacts/View_all.asp
  3. Teaching Catholic kids
    http://www.www.catholic-kids.com
  4. How to make your house a home: Family liturgy and practices
    http://www.ewtn.com/library/FAMILY/HOUSE.TXT
  5. Music and spirituality
    http://www.ewtn.com/library/LITURGY/MUSISPIR.TXT
  6. Why Catholics don’t sing
    http://www.ewtn.com/library/LITURGY/CASING.TXT