Basic Catholic Beliefs

The Mission of the Archdiocese of Louisville

We are the Catholic Church in Central Kentucky, disciples of Jesus Christ, rich in our tradition and growing in our diversity, striving for fullness of life in God. Led by the grace of the Holy Spirit and in communion with the Bishop of Rome, our mission is to proclaim and live the good news of Jesus Christ by:

Worshipping God in word and sacrament;
Witnessing and sharing our faith;
Serving human needs, especially those of the poor and oppressed;
Promoting holiness of life through continuing conversion;
Fostering justice and mercy among all God’s people.

We commit ourselves to thankfulness through responsible stewardship of all God’s gifts.

The Bible

A basic look at what Catholic’s believe about the bible.


Marriage & Family

A selection of documents related to the Church’s teaching on marriage, the family, and the person.


The Mass

How we gather together as the Body of Christ to celebrate the Lord’s Day.

The Sacraments

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Church recognizes the existence of Seven Sacraments instituted by the Lord.

Human Life and Dignity

As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition.

Civic Responsibility

As Catholics, we are part of a community with a rich heritage that helps us consider the challenges in public life and contribute to greater justice and peace for all people.

Prayer and Devotions

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.1

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