This true religion, revealed by the true God, is the Faith of the Catholic Church, which it is the object of this website to present, explain and defend. The words "Catholic Church" can be traced back to the Greek, with the meaning "universal calling". That is to say that this religion is revealed by God to man as a call to all people of all nations to worship and serve Him therein. This Church is the prophesied fulfillment and perfection of the Old Testament religion of the Israelites, and this truth is amply supported with many proofs.
Atheists, please recognize that basic premises upon which your worldview is based require you to deny the very logic you would pretend to employ in its defense. Listen to the creationist's perspective on what the fossil evidence really says. Then read about the Bible and how it is undeniably a remarkably reliable book of supernatural origin (and then, logically, assent to how it tells us to live in relation to God and our fellow man).
Pantheists (i.e. Buddhists, Hindus), please examine the logical conclusions concerning the propositions asserted in your theology.
Bahai followers, please do the same.
Novus Ordo 'catholics' or Vatican II 'post-conciliar catholics', please read about the differences between the doctrine of your church, which fraudulently claims the name "catholic", and that of the Holy Catholic Church and read about how the head of your religion cannot be called a Catholic.
Protestants and 'Eastern Orthodox', if you consider yourself honest, please read about the Church Fathers teachings regarding the true authority of the Church and read what the Holy Scriptures themselves teach about the Church.
Muslims please read about how your Koran measures up compared to the Holy Bible, read what your Koran itself actually subtly teaches about Jesus Christ.
Jews, you claim to accept some of the prophecies in the Tanakh, please read and believe the inescapable conclusions about Jesus in these other prophecies of the very same books you claim to recognize as God inspired, and which the Church of God also recognizes and has retained in Her canon of Scripture since the God-made-man, Jesus Christ, established Her nearly two thousand years ago.
Seven Essential Components to Attaining Salvation
Every person who applies himself diligently will get to heaven, where there is no death, but the permanent enjoyment of an indissoluble society of true love and charity. Again, there are links to various other topics in order to help propel you on your way to greater knowledge and wisdom in these matters, unto your sanctification. May God be praised!
Furthermore, avoid any and all actions that contradict the Natural Law:
Romans 10:17: "Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ."
The Christian Creed (Apostles Creed) forms the minimum basic set of truths revealed by God that must be explicitly known and believed by EVERY human being above the age of reason who would be saved.
Those who (claim to) believe in the Bible, and yet condemn the Catholic Inquisitions or the harsh penalties sometimes meted out by secular powers in behalf of the Church are either woefully ignorant of the Biblical mandate for such conduct, or outright hypocrites. God clearly gave the Israelite priests the power and authority to judge not only mundane affairs, but also sinners, even to condemn them to death.
And do Penance
What do we risk by being among those who do not know and love God? We risk the losing the friendship of God, because the temptations to sin (by omission, etc) are great. We must do what we can to admonish those we care about, in the hopes that God will soften their hearts, unto conversion and salvation, but if they will refuse His grace and present hostility to God and His Law, then we ought to separate ourselves from their bad influence, lest we should sin through them.
Speaking of such "close to Catholic" priests, the pope declared:
He does not mean to hate, as in to wish evil upon, but He means to hate the errors and attitudes that are offensive to God.
If this seems a hard teaching, remember it comes from Christ Himself, who shows in parables that He is a hard man, but that those who make the necessary sacrifices for the sake of loving and obeying Him will be abundantly rewarded:
And YES I know that it is a difficult standard to live up to. I struggle with this very thing myself, but when I am in the presence of those who contradict God's Law, I do not remain silent, but charitably admonish. Remember to charitably admonish those who commit sin, and hope for their amendment, and never imply that you agree with their sin, neither by what you say or do, nor by what you leave unsaid or undone.
Pope Boniface VIII, Uncam Sanctam, ex cathedra: "Urged by faith, we are obliged to believe and to maintain that the Church is one, holy, catholic, and also apostolic. We believe in her firmly and we confess with simplicity that outside of her there is neither salvation nor the remission of sins,"
Or are we yet blind to some mortal sin or other, or have we not sufficiently repented for those of which we are aware? Or even if we have, can we be confidesnt we have done sufficient penance to avert the pains of Purgatory? We cannot ever know while we are yet sojourners, so let us then, ever increase in virtue to the best of our ability that we may never again offend the Lord.
In addition we should always be solicitous for the holy souls in Purgatory, who are suffering beyond anything we can imagine. We should offer prayers, almsgiving and other good works on their behalf, that they might be speedily released from their just punishment and enter into the joy of their Master.