Discovering Catholic Christianity

New to the Catholic faith?  Have questions about the Church?  Want to know about Jesus Christ?  You’ve come to the right place.

The International Catholic Deaf Association is pleased to offer the following resources for discovering Catholic Christianity.  Below, you will find answers about the life and mission of Jesus Christ, the Church He founded over 2,000 years ago, and how you can discover happiness through friendship with God.

Jesus of Nazareth founded the Catholic Church in the spring of A.D. 29, and was inaugurated on the Jewish feast of Pentecost in A.D. 33.  Discover what Catholics believe about the life of the “Incarnate Word”–the full disclosure of God in the person of Jesus Christ.  How do we know about Him?  What did He teach?  Is there historical evidence about this Man?  We invite you to explore Meeting Jesus and meet the One who changed the history of the world. New!

What is the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Bible?  Where did the Bible come from, and who wrote it?  Why are Protestant Bibles different than Catholic Bibles?  What is the “canon”?  How is the Old Testament and the New Testament different?  Is the Bible really true in what it says?  The Church’s Bible, the Bible’s Church is an introduction to the Holy Scriptures in the life of the Catholic Church.  New!

What do Catholics believe?  Where do Catholic beliefs come from and who decides what is to be believed?  Meet the “318 Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council,” an assembly of bishops who met in the ancient city of Nicaea in the year 325 to address the Arian heresy and to formulate the articles of faith on the Holy Trinity, redemption, the Catholic Church, and eternal life.  Coming soon.

“The Days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble; they are soon gone…” (Ps 90:10).  Compared to eternity, a lifetime is smaller than a drop in an ocean.  Human beings were created to “love God, to know God, to serve God in this world, and to be happy with God forever in the next world.”  The Church’s principal duty is to ensure that each person fully understands the free choice they have:  eternal life with or without God.  Learn about the “Four Last Things”–death, judgment, heaven, and hell, and about God’s invitation to share in the beatific vision.  Coming soon.