Around the World in More Than Eighty Days

Let’s take a glance around the globe to see some of the missionary efforts that began during the Fifteenth through Seventeenth centuries.


Belief and Violence: The Crusades

A reading about the Crusades.


The East-West Split

Looking back over the first 1500 years of Church history, the picture is not one of perfect harmony. Political conflicts, religious controversies, invasions, and condemnations created sometimes occasional, sometimes lasting rifts. For the Eastern Church and the Latin Church, the …


The Divinity of Jesus: An Early Christian Debate

A reading about the early Christian debate over the divinity of Jesus.


Handout: Being Catholic

Being Catholic: Beliefs, Practices, and Attitudes.


The Holy Trinity

Descriptions of each person of the trinity.


Beliefs Practices and Attitudes

The beliefs, practices, and attitudes of the Catholic faith.


Aquinas’s Five Proofs for the Existence of God

The Summa Theologica is a famous work written by Saint Thomas Aquinas between AD 1265 and 1274. It is divided into three main parts and presents reasoning for almost all core Christian beliefs. The Summa Theologica is well known for …


Central Characteristics of Roman Catholicism

Catholicism is a remarkably rich religion, characterized by a complex tapestry of beliefs, practices, values, rituals, traditions, and more. When viewed "from the outside"--that is, by those who do not share its communal life--Catholicism is probably most frequently identified by …

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