The Catholic approach to angels begins with the belief that we live in a created universe of things visible and invisible. Things visible include the material aspect of creation, namely those things that we can perceive with our senses. Things invisible include the spiritual aspect of creation which elude sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
Baptism and Confirmation were sacraments we received as children. What did they do for us? Do you know how important they are? Sometimes Catholics are criticized for baptizing infants – find out why the Church encourages this practice.
Learn what it means to be a “real man” from God’s perspective. This Knights of Columbus booklet is designed to help men understand their God-given role and to become virtuous soldiers of Christ. Addressing both the challenges and strengthens of masculinity, “Becoming a Real Man of God” helps develop strong, faithful men of God.
Ancient Christianity is a proven draw at the box office and the bookstores. Our neighbors are curious about the early Church, and more than willing to be obsessed by it. But how should we proceed to study ancient Christianity when the media accounts themselves have been shockingly misinformed? The key to understanding the early Church is a fresh familiarity with the ancient sources. In this bookl... [More]
The source and summit of the Christian life, the sacramental center for Catholics, is the holy Eucharist. Like Christ, the holy Eucharist is controversial and divisive. When Jesus initially taught crowds of people about the holy Eucharist, many of them left (see the Gospel of John 6:60). Today, the question still comes to us: “will you also go away?” (John 6:67). Is the holy Eucharist actuall... [More]
Since the Eucharist is at the center of our faith, we should be able to explain and defend it. Discover the roots of the Eucharist in the Old Testament, the Church’s teaching on the Real Presence and the power of Holy Communion in this Knights of Columbus booklet.
The Forgiveness of Sins discusses the importance of accepting forgiveness from God, sharing the gift of forgiveness, and how that act must always be centered on the love of Christ. This Knights of Columbus booklet also explains the meaning and implications of sin and the incredible reality of God's love for us.
Scriptures talks about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, but what are they exactly? This Knights of Columbus booklet presents St. Thomas Aquinas’ explanation of these incredible gifts, and will strengthen both your knowledge of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and your desire for them.
This booklet, on the Holy Spirit, is in two parts: first the data, then the theology that explains the data. Christian theology, like science, is based on data; its principles are not up-in-the-clouds abstractions but divinely revealed explanations of human experiences, both past experience in history (especially as recorded in Scripture) and present experience in our own lives. This is true of t... [More]
“Human Nature as the Basis of Morality” discusses the foundations of morality. Learn about the natural law, human destiny and God’s plan for our happiness. This Knights of Columbus booklet will help you make sense of concepts such as conscience, free will, love, emotions, and legal freedom, and how they all fit together.
A sacrament is a sacred sign instituted by Christ to give grace. Each word in this concise definition is chosen with precision and bears a great deal of meaning. This lesson explains exactly what is meant by “sign,” what is meant by “grace” how sacraments “give” grace, and how sacraments are not life magic. The requirements for a valid sacrament, the proper minister of the sacraments, ... [More]
This booklet is about knowing God, and mainly about what we can know of him by human reason. It presents, from the point of view of the Catholic Church, a reply to the question, “How can I know God exists?” Below are brief discussions of faith and reason, of proofs for the existence of God, and of practical steps that can be taken by those who desire to find God. A reading list to guide those ... [More]
In order to knowing the meaning of life, we must know our end. “Life Everlasting” explains the end we have in God, and the Catholic belief in eternal life through Christ. This Knights of Columbus booklet also describes the realities of heaven, hell, and purgatory and their biblical support.
“The Lord’s Prayer” unveils the beauty of this great prayer given to us by Jesus Himself. We pray the Our Father but how well do we recognize it as “the summary of the whole gospel,” as Tertullian said? In this Knights of Columbus booklet learn how the Lord’s prayer can help you develop a humble and trusting heart and become more like our Father in Heaven.
“How Catholics Pray to Mary” explains why Catholics believe we not only can, but also should, pray to Jesus through the intercessory help of Mary. Whether you’re looking to understand why Catholics pray to Mary, how to pray to Mary, or to be able to defend this foundational Catholic belief to others, you’ll benefit from this Knights of Columbus booklet.
“Mary, the Mother of God” covers the four Marian dogmas: Mary as mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity and her Assumption. Grow in both knowledge and love of your mother in Heaven in this Knights of Columbus booklet.
“Prayer Time” is a collection of devotional prayers for families and individuals. It includes the foundational prayers of the Catholic faith, prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, prayers for Holy Communion, prayers to the angels and saints, and more. Pick up this Knights of Columbus booklet and strengthen your prayer life.
“The Resurrection of the Body” explains the Catholic perspective of death. Christ transforms the experience of death by linking it to Himself through His Resurrection (His rising from the dead). This Knights of Columbus booklet explains the beauty and power of Christ's conquering of sin and death on our behalf and the incredible implications it has for all humanity.
Even though the Evangelists do not record one word spoken by Joseph of Nazareth, the Holy Spirit has inspired Christians throughout the ages to love the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of the Son of God. Because of Saint Joseph’s relationship with Jesus and Mary, he enjoys a relationship with the Church that is foundational. Pope John Paul II has noted that Saint Joseph’s ... [More]
“Some Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality” explains the source of the morality of human actions. It also discusses the three universal moral rules that make an action good or evil. This Knights of Columbus booklet also examines the function of our conscience and the duty we have to both follow, and form, our conscience.
Do you want to know more about the Islamic religion? “What Catholics Should Know About Islam” gives non-Muslims a basic overview of the origins and early history of Islam. It also discusses the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam. This Knights of Columbus booklet examines the modern practical implications of some of the central beliefs and practices of Muslims and more.