All Lessons

  • Ark of the Covenant

    The Ark of the Covenant was a very important object in the Old Testament (2 Samuel 6) and when we study it using typology, we see that it points to a great reality in the future. The Ark of the Covenant contained the manna, Aaron’s staff, and the tablets of the Commandments (Hebrews 9:1-4). What… Continue reading Ark of the Covenant

  • Can we betray God in Heaven?

    No, we cannot betray God in Heaven. In Heaven, we will see God face to face and will be filled with all the love God has for each and every one of us. All our desires, hopes, and dreams will be fulfilled in God and there will be nothing that can draw our gaze away… Continue reading Can we betray God in Heaven?

  • Do dogs go to Heaven?

    Because animals do not have rational souls, their souls are not immortal. As such, as soon as they die, their soul expires. And, as a result, the souls of our dogs and pets do not go to Heaven.1, 2 The thing is, we tend to ascribe to animals feelings that only humans have. We have… Continue reading Do dogs go to Heaven?

  • Does God love me?

    Yes, God loves you. He loves everyone but He loves you in particular. God created you so that you could be with Him in eternal paradise. Not for His own sake, but because He wants you to be happy. Had the whole world been okay, but you were in need of redemption alone, He would… Continue reading Does God love me?

  • Does God love those in Hell?

    Yes, God loves everyone who is in Hell, but He cannot endure the darkness of their soul caused by their rejection of Him upon death1 and He cannot force them to love Him when they choose not to for all eternity. So, He gives them a place to reside called Hell. God loves these souls,… Continue reading Does God love those in Hell?

  • Erroneous Ideologies

    “I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.” – St. Patrick AtheismPre-Christian A system of thought opposed to theism (the belief in God) and modern day religions.1 HedonismPre-Christian A system of ethics that teaches that… Continue reading Erroneous Ideologies

  • Faith or Works

    What gets us to Heaven? Faith or Works? The answer is Faith and Works! Don’t be fooled by the complicated arguments of this group and that group. The truth rests in the Bible and the teachings of the Catholic Church which has remained unchanged since the time of Christ. As per St. James: What does… Continue reading Faith or Works

  • Fasting & Abstinence

    Fasting and abstinence are two ways to make reparation for our sins and the sins of the members of the Church. Fasting Fasting means to limit how much food we eat in the day. The Church has indicated the following standards for fasting: What is the standard for practicing a fast? For one day, eat… Continue reading Fasting & Abstinence

  • Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    When we become Christians, we want to become saints. But, even if we try to be good, how can we permanently change if we are still the same people as before? Well, we are not the same. Now Christians, the Holy Spirit forms us in preparation for Heaven. Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Gifts… Continue reading Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

  • Heresies

    AnthropomorphismPre-Christian The claim that God has the “form, organs, operations, and characteristics” of human nature.1 Also known as Audianism. DualismPre-Christian The belief in a good principle and an evil principle and that the good created the spiritual world and that the evil created the material world.1 GnosticismPre-Christian The claim that salvation comes by way of… Continue reading Heresies

  • Honoring Mary

    Christ said during His Sermon on the Mount that He did not come to destroy the Law or the prophets but to fulfill them (Matthew 5:17). The fourth commandment is to honor thy father and mother. The mother of Christ was Mary (Luke 2:7). Therefore, Christ honored His mother. When He was found in the… Continue reading Honoring Mary

  • Honoring the Lord’s Day

    The third Commandment is to “Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.”1 Many Catholics love their faith but still do not care about this commandment. And yet, this is one of God’s most important commandments. It is so important, that the end of the world is dependent, in part, to how we observe this commandment.… Continue reading Honoring the Lord’s Day

  • How old is God?

    When I say I am 36 years old, it means I have lived in the world for 36 years. But, God does not live in the world. Instead, the world lives in God. As St. Paul told the Athenians in Acts 17:28, “In Him we live and move and have our being”. We have an… Continue reading How old is God?

  • Immaculate Conception

    The term Immaculate Conception refers to Mary being conceived without the stain or injury of Original Sin. The term immaculate means clean, spotless, free from sin, free from fault, free from error, without blemish, spot or mark. Mary’s conception was this pure.1 This is proven when we look at the Annunciation, her role as the… Continue reading Immaculate Conception

  • Is God Real?

    Yes, most fortunately, God is real! In fact, He is more real that we are. St. Paul teaches in Acts 17:28 that “We live and move and have our being in Him”. In other words, we exist in Him. This means that it’s not us thinking about God that makes Him real. It’s God thinking… Continue reading Is God Real?

  • Mary’s Relationship to God

    Mary relates to God in three ways. She is: The daughter of God the Father The mother of God the Son The spouse of God the Holy Spirit God the Father Mary is the daughter of God the Father, because she is His creation and all of humanity are His children. God the Son Mary… Continue reading Mary’s Relationship to God

  • Mediatrix of All Graces

    Perhaps the most important title of Mary is Mediatrix of All Graces. It’s important because the love our mother has for us is equal to the power God gave her to help us in our journey to her beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. If the world turned to her aid, it would be a… Continue reading Mediatrix of All Graces

  • Order of Grace

    There is the natural order, which is the order of the created world. Then there is the supernatural order, which is the order of everything divine. This is also called the Order of Grace. Why is this important? Because, Eve is our mother in the order of nature, but Mary is our mother in the… Continue reading Order of Grace

  • Patronages of Mary

    Our Lady of Fatima Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas Our Lady of Lourdes, France Our Lady of Mount Carmel Madonna della Rovere, Italy Miraculous Madonna of Taggia, Liguria, Italy Our Lady de Gray, France Our Lady de la Breche, Cartres, France Our Lady de la Garde, Marseille, France Our Lady de la… Continue reading Patronages of Mary

  • Queen Mother

    Every King of Judah has a Queen Mother King David’s son was King Solomon. When his mother Queen Bathsheba went to King Solomon for a request, the king bowed to her and said he could never turn her away (1 Kings 2:19-20). This began the role of the office of Queen Mother. Every time a… Continue reading Queen Mother

  • Salvation Definitions

    It can be difficult to understand all the different words associated with salvation. That said, here is an overview and a list of definitions to make it easier. Overview God calls us to be His children. When we sinned, we dishonored God, brought about His justice, and lost our chance to be His children. But… Continue reading Salvation Definitions

  • Selflessness

    If all the teachings of Christ, the Bible and the Bible were reduced down to one concept, characteristic and word that summarized the path to Heaven, it would be this: selflessness. Selflessness Selflessness, or more specifically, selfless love is the love the Father has for the Son and the Son has for the Father. The… Continue reading Selflessness

  • Sin

    Sin is any thought, word or action that is against God’s law that comes from our hearts. When we disobey God, offend God, or do the opposite of what we know is right, we are sinning.1 Sin’s Effect on Us and Society Sin turns our hearts away from God and His love for us. It… Continue reading Sin

  • The Beatitudes

    The Beatitudes are the first words spoken by Christ during the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-11). They show Jesus’ love for us, instruct us on how we should live, provide us hope during trials, and remind us of the rewards yet to come for those who follow Him.1 The beatitudes are: Blessed are the… Continue reading The Beatitudes

  • The Commandments

    The Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments were issued by God to Moses and the People of Israel on Mount Sinai in the desert (Exodus 20:2-17). Moses later reminded the people of Israel of them when they were in the land of Moab beyond the Jordan (Deuteronomy 5:6-21). The Ten Commandments are: I am the LORD… Continue reading The Commandments

  • The Five Precepts of the Church

    The Five Precepts of the Church (also known as the Commandments of the Church) are considered the minimum standard way of life required by all Catholics.1, 2 They are: You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and remain free from work or activity that could impede the sanctification of such… Continue reading The Five Precepts of the Church

  • The Holiness of Mary

    Mary was the holiest creature God ever created. This can be affirmed in three ways: Her role as the true Ark of the Covenant Her closeness to God; and Her hierarchy in the order of grace. Ark of the Covenant In the first way, we know that Mary is the true Ark of the Covenant.… Continue reading The Holiness of Mary

  • The Little Way

    The Little Way is way of life where do everyday things with extraordinary love for God. It was created by St. Thérèse of Lisieux to solve a problem she identified in her life story, Story of a Soul. Problem “You know it has ever been my desire to become a Saint, but I have always felt,… Continue reading The Little Way

  • The New Eve

    Mary is the New Eve. This is clearly seen by studying the role of Eve in the Old Testament (see Typology), studying Revelation, and confirming this with the writings of the Church Fathers. At the end, we will see Mary’s role as the New Eve, the one who will work with Christ to crush the… Continue reading The New Eve

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation

    Foreword God loves us and wants for us to be with Him in Heaven. But, to do so, we must be friends with God. When we sin, we lose friendship with God (see “Sin“). Therefore, we must reconcile ourselves to God before we can one day be with Him in Heaven. To reconcile ourselves to… Continue reading The Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • The Tree of Life

    The tree of life in the garden of Eden has meaning meanings. It can represent the Cross and it can also represent the Church, both of which supply us with the fruit of eternal life: Jesus Christ.1 In the same light, the tree also points to Mary. This is clearly seen by studying the tree… Continue reading The Tree of Life

  • The Virtues

    Definition | The Theological Virtues | Faith | Hope | Charity | The Human Virtues | Prudence | Justice | Fortitude | Temperance | Accomplishing the Virtues A virtue is a constant habit and disposition to do what is good and to give the best of yourself. A virtuous person tends towards goodness in his… Continue reading The Virtues

  • The Works of Mercy

    The works of mercy are those actions we conduct out of love for God and out of love for those who suffer around us. The works of mercy fulfill the Two Great Commandments and the New Commandment issued by Our Lord. The Spiritual Works of Mercy These are actions that care for the spiritual needs… Continue reading The Works of Mercy

  • Titles of Mary

    Mother of God Holy Mother of God Mary is holy because she was conceived without sin, and she is the mother of God because she is the mother of Jesus Christ who is God the Son, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. Mother of Jesus Mary is the mother of the person named Jesus.… Continue reading Titles of Mary

  • Typology

    What is Typology? Since the beginning of Christianity, the Church has studied the connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament through “typology”. Typology is the practice of reading the God’s works in the Old Testament and seeing how it points to Jesus Christ in the New Testament.1 St. Augustine said, “the New Testament… Continue reading Typology

  • Where does God come from?

    When I say I come from India, it’s because I was born in India. Or if I say, I come from this family or that family, it’s because I was born from a certain family. But, God does not come from any place, nor does God come from any family. Instead, everything comes from God.… Continue reading Where does God come from?

  • Why did God create evil beings?

    God did not create evil beings. All beings that God created are good by nature. Beings become evil when they turn away from God and into themselves; when they become selfish. The devil was an angel that should have praised God for all eternity, but he chose to betray God. All the demons were also… Continue reading Why did God create evil beings?

  • Why is there suffering in the world?

    Suffering exists in the world because of sin. In the beginning, there was no sin. God created our first parents, Adam and Eve, and gave them sanctifying grace. This grace made them holy, and there was no sin. Because there was no sin, everyone enjoyed peace. And because there was peace, there was no suffering… Continue reading Why is there suffering in the world?