WHAT IS CATHOLICISM?
Around 2000 years the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church was instituted by Jesus Christ.
These four marks (one, holy, catholic, and apostolic) define the identity of the Catholic Church.
The Church is One
The Church is Holy
The Church is Catholic
The Church is Apostolic
WHY BE CATHOLIC?
Why I Am Catholic
We are Catholic because it is true.
The Church founded the system of higher education, and it was devoted towards a deeper understanding of the truth and our knowledge of reality. In the university system, it helped develop the scientific method, and many priests are responsible for various scientific revelations. Both faith and science are two different ways to understand the one same truth; truth cannot contradict truth.
Today all supernatural miracles go through an extensive scientific evaluation with both believers and non-believers to see if there is a natural explanation. When no natural explanation is found then it can be declared as a supernatural miracle.
Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian
What's the difference between the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations?
A main difference is authority. The Church began when the keys of the kingdom of heaven were given to Peter, the first bishop of Rome. These keys, or authority, are passed down from age to age from pope to pope. The Pope is the prime minister on Earth for the king Jesus Christ who sits on the Heavenly throne. In this way, the Church has authority to teach the faith and morals through the vicar of Christ on Earth.