Our Faith is the core of our Catholic identity. It is rule agaist which all our thoughts and deeds are measured. Defining our faith has been a process of growth for almost two centuries. Through the Divine Revelation of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, along with the guidance of the Magisterium through the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Church interpreted and refined our faith.
There are many sources thourgh which we can learn more about our faith and how to practice it.
First, there is the Mass. The celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass brings to the words of Sacred Scripture and the homily that follows. We hear the word of God, and our priests reflecting on it, bringing us a closer understanding of our God and His plan for us.
Second, there are the many writings and other resources that are offered to us by the Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a prime example of this. It a wonderful book that clearly defines the tenents of our faith. Every Catholic should have and make time to read the Catechism. It is also available for free online at the web site of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at http://usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catechism/index.cfm.
Third, Catholic radio and television programming is available on cable tv and satelite radio. EWTN has both television and radio stations. Our diocese hosts the Telecare TV channel available on cable. The Catholic Channel is hosted on Sirius/XM satelite radio. All these networks are also available online.
Fourth, it has become easier and easier to find Catholic books, both printed and in e-book format.
Fifth, audio and video resources are moving from tapes and CD's/DVD"s to digital. There are many excellent sources of talks, classes, documentaries etc. that you can listen to or watch in your car (list only), on your smart phone, or on your computer.
Sixth, our parishes, our diocese offer classes and talks in all aspects of our faith. This is also an excellent way to learn the faith in community.
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