Becoming Catholic?
The Beginner's Guide To a
Life of Faith

Are you thinking of becoming Catholic? Have a lot of questions?

I know just how you feel: I was in the same situation about 10 years ago!

If you want some first-hand experience about how to...

  • Focus on what's important
  • Be serious about converting to Christ
  • Learn what "next steps" to take
  • Get helpful guidance that addresses your real needs
  • Find solid & reliable information

...then beginningCatholic.com is for you!

My name is Mike Stapp, I live near Boston, and I'm a fairly recent Catholic. After a long process of inquiry & conversion, I entered the Church in 1999. Now I'm what's called a catechist—I teach the Catholic faith.

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Life-long Catholics

Not even sure what questions to ask?

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Everything here at beginningCatholic.com is meant for you, whether you're:

  • Just thinking about the Church and Christianity
  • An RCIA inquirer or catechumen
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The Catholic Church has a ton of great ways to help you grow closer to Christ. (That's why it exists!) But the Church is like an enormous library: The answers you need can be hard to find.

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I'll make sure it's faithful information, too. The articles here contain solid references & other sources to help you check things out for yourself. I understand the importance of orthodox teaching, and this Web site operates under a pledge of fidelity.

So dig into this getting started guide to the Catholic Christian faith. Here are some articles to help you make a strong start in the Faith....

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Starting in the Faith: Catholic RCIA Stages
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Common Catholic Questions
Have Catholic questions? Detailed, Scripture-based questions and answers about the Roman Catholic Church and Catholicism.
Basic Tenets of Catholicism
What are the basic tenets of Catholicism? A quick and simple guide to the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church.
Beginning Catholic Bible Study
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A Treasury of Catholic Prayers
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Catholic Morality: A Primer
The essentials of Catholic morality in plain English. All the basics, the Ten Commandments, and an examination of conscience.
Catholic Sacraments: A Primer
The Catholic Sacraments are vehicles of grace created by Christ himself. The sacraments are a major part of a living faith!
Learning How to Pray: Catholic Prayer
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