Apologia: The Fullness of Christian Truth

``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D

Before Converting...

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Warning: Take charge of your Catechesis!
Thinking Catholic: The Catholic Worldview

Sacred Time

The Catholic Hours I: The Canonical Hours
The Catholic Hours II: The Angelus
The Catholic Day, Week, & Month
Holy Years of Jubilee
The Catholic Year I: Intro
The Catholic Year II: The Sanctoral Cycle
The Catholic Year III: The Temporal Cycle

Devotions, Customs, & Prayer

The Basics: What You Need to Know
The Catholic Year IV: Seasonal Customs
The Catholic Year V: Keeping the Lord's Day Holy
The Catholic Year VI: Name Days
Fasting & Abstinence
Posture and Gesture
The Sign of the Cross
Traditional Prayers, Creeds, & Ejaculations
The 6 Approved Litanies
Morning Offering
The Rosary: Mary's Psalter
Stations of the Cross

Eucharistic Adoration
Lectio Divina
Specific Devotions
Devotion to the Holy Name
Devotion to the Child Jesus
Devotion to the Holy Face
Devotion to the Five Wounds
Devotion to the Divine Mercy
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin
The Franciscan Crown (Seraphic Rosary)
Akathistos to the Mother of God
The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic
Votive Offerings
St. Joseph, Real Estate Agent?

The Sacrifice of the Mass

The Mass I: Introduction
The Mass II: Mental & Spiritual Preparation
The Mass III: Attire & Etiquette
The Mass IV: Order of the Mass
The Mass V: Missing Mass, & Spiritual Communion
Liturgical Vestments
Liturgical Vessels
Liturgical Colors
Gospel & Epistle Readings for Sundays & Holydays

Sacraments & Life Events

Birth & Rebirth
Sacrament: Baptism
The Churching of Women
Sin, Reconciliation, & Penance
Nightly Examination of Conscience
Sacrament: Penance
Gaining Indulgences
Redemptive Suffering: "Offering it up"
Growing in Sanctity
Sacrament: Holy Communion
Sacrament: Confirmation
Living your Vocation
Sacrament: Holy Matrimony
Sacrament: Holy Orders
Sickness and Death
Sick Calls
Sacrament: Unction
The Catholic Way of Dying
Burying the Dead: Catholic Funerals
Praying for the Dead

Sacred Space

Parishes, Dioceses, Archdiocese, Patriarchates
Types of Ecclesiastical Buildings
Inside your Church
The Domestic Church: The Catholic Home
Mary Gardens

Sacred Things

Introduction to Sacramentals
Fire, Candles, Lamps
Holy Water
Holy Oils
Sacred Images: Statues & Other Icons
Crucifixes and Crosses
Palm Branches
Blessed Salt
St. Joseph's Cinctures (Cords)
St. Benedict Medal
The Miraculous Medal
Relics and the Incorruptibles
Agnus Dei
Holy Cards
St. Anthony's Brief
Sacrifice Beads
Disposing of Old Material Sacramentals

Other Things You Need to Know

Lists every Catholic should be familiar with
Lyrics and Melodies of Traditional Catholic Hymns
Latin -- Why? And How to Pronounce It!
Learn to Chant the Pater Noster (Our Father)
Books of the Catholic Bible
"Imprimi Potest," "Nihil Obstat," & "Imprimatur"
Christian Symbols
Symbols of the Saints in Art
Phrases & Abbreviations Catholics Use
Marian Apparitions Deemed "Worthy of Belief"

Religious & the Hierarchy

Abbreviations of Religious Orders
Addressing and Greeting Clergy & Religious
Contacting Vatican Officials
List of Popes & Ecumenical Councils
How Popes are Elected
Basic Information about Vatican City
How to receive a papal blessing


Maria Lactans: Mary as Nursing Mother
Precious Stones of the Bible
The Davidic Psalter
Catholic Movies
Archbishop Fulton Sheen in Real Audio
Fun Stuff

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Catholic Liturgical Calendar (1962)
Liturgy of the Hours
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