'Upon this Rock I will build my Church'

Taking inspiration from Jesus' words above, this website uses the music and videos of the band, Critical Mass, to teach the Catholic faith to both Catholics and any Protestants who have questions about what their Christian brethren actually believe.  For a quick synopsis of the faith, look here.  For the full description, go to the Catechism.  Despite what you may think, everything the Church teaches conforms to Scripture.  This makes perfect sense as the Church wrote the Scriptures and defined what books go into the Bible at the Council of Hippo in AD 393!  Our teachings are ancient, as you can see from historical writings dating from the early times of the Church.  Our faith makes perfect sense and you will find, for whatever questions you might have, that there are answers!  We have some of the greatest thinkers on our side (Augustine, Aquinas, John Paul II etc) and 2000 years of Tradition to come up with these answers.  Explore below to find out more about the Catholic Church!

For the Bible, check out the Douay-Rheims Bible (the original English Translation predating the King James) or the New Jerusalem Bible.  An awesome commentary is here.

Just War

Click on the video below to see the Critical Mass Video, "War".  This video is about Catholic teaching on when it is allowable to go to war; in other words, when is a war justifiable.

Check out this link to find out more about Catholic teaching on this subject. 
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It's Time to Take a Stand!

Religious freedom for Catholics is under attack everywhere.  Some are trying to water down our faith.  Some are using sexuality to weaken the church.  Even worse are those politicians who are introducing legislation about abortion, marriage, etc in order to weaken the faith.  This song is an angry retort against these societal attacks on the Church!

Mary

Click on the video below to see the Critical Mass Video, "Mary's Song". This video is about Catholic teaching on Mary.  Mary is our ultimate Christian model.  We do not worship her but ask for her prayers to help us in our lives.  At the Weddng of Cana, Mary asked Jesus to do His first miracle and then commands us all to "do as He tells you".   For a Catholic, deepening your relationship with Mary will lead to an even deeper relationship with her Son, Jesus Christ.



Check out this link to find out the scriptural reasons for this Catholic belief.
Check out this link to find out the historical reasons for the Catholic belief about her Perpetual Virginity.
Check out this link to find out the historical reasons for the Catholic belief about her Immaculate Conception
Check out this link to find out the historical reasons for the Catholic belief about her Assumption
Check out this link to find out the historical reasons for the Catholic belief about her role as the Mother of God
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Apostolic Succession
  
We believe that Peter was the first leader of the Church (Pope) and that, since then, there has been a passing down of this authority through all the popes and bishops in hisory. The video below is called Kephas, which is the Aramaic form of Peter, which is the language Jesus would have used when conferring to him the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.