The Why Catholic? Program

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¿Por qué ser católico?

A Journey Through the Catechism 

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz-12CROPPEDBELIEVE


As we embrace the new evangelization, this season’s Why Catholic, “Believe: The Profession of Faith,” offers a wonderful opportunity to embrace the truths that we, as Catholics, believe. 

 As I have traveled around the Archdiocese, I have heard many people speak of their hunger for a better understanding of what we believe and why we do what we do.  This season gives us the opportunity to explore our basic beliefs and offer insights on what it means to be a Catholic, with a special emphasis on the central mystery of our faith – the Trinity.

The beauty of Why Catholic? results from its process of meeting with a small group of fellow parishioners. Not only do you have the opportunity to study these truths, you also are invited to make personal connections and discuss the impact that your faith has on your daily life. This process of prayer, study, dialogue, integration, and fellowship is particularly fruitful, since as Jesus told us, “where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20).”  

Why Catholic? groups meet for six weeks, during the fall and Lent, usually in homes. Please know that it is not necessary for you to have participated in past seasons. Each season is self-contained, and all are welcome. 

Why Catholic? is a wonderful way to deepen and enrich your knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith. To find out how you can be part of a Why Catholic? small group, contact your parish or Sal Della Bella, Director of Evangelization, at 502/585-3291 or for assistance.

Believe…and be open to where the Spirit might be leading you.  May God bless you!




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Renew International Parish Login Pages

Click on the links below for the Why Catholic? Renew International parish login pages:



Login information for each parish was contained in the letter that was sent by RENEW when your parish first signed up. Instructions for using the web code for login can be found in the parish kit.

If you are still in need of your webcode, contact Sal Della Bella via e-mail or at 502-448-8581.


Small Groups meeting around the Archdiocese give witness to the Why Catholic Program:

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