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.

The #1 starting point for beginning and life-long Catholics

Not even sure what questions to ask?

✅  We've got lots of common questions & answers

Want to finally understand the Eucharist?

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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
  • Already a Catholic and you want to deepen your faith

Skip the clutter—discover the treasures of the Catholic Church

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.

The bottom line: I'll help you get that information!

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....