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The Catholic Faith Explained

Unpack the Catholic faith with extracts from our book SYCAMORE: The Catholic Faith Explained.

Do you want to understand the Christian faith? Have you ever wondered about the meaning of life?

Whether you want to deepen the faith you already have, are exploring the faith for the first time, or are just curious, in our new book SYCAMORE you will find answers to the most common questions about life and faith. What is happiness? How can we know that God exists? What do we really know about Jesus? Can we trust the Bible? What is faith? Does prayer make a difference? Is there such a thing as right and wrong? What is the meaning of love?

In addition to the essential questions about life, SYCAMORE explains simply the central beliefs and practices of Catholic Christianity. Understand the seven sacraments, the moral and social teaching of the Church, the Christian vocations, the Virgin Mary and the saints, life after death, and the hope of heaven.

Written in a conversational style, SYCAMORE is an essential read for those curious about Christianity, as well as those who want to deepen the faith they already have. For this reason, we have extracted for you below some of the most fascinating chapters from SYCAMORE, so that you can read them and benefit from them free of charge. Explore themes of life and faith in the blogs below.

SYCAMORE

SYCAMORE: The Catholic Faith Explained

The Basics of the Faith

Are there good reasons to believe?

Are there good reasons to believe?

Is religion simply about blind faith? Are Christians encouraged to accept the teachings of religious leaders without any thought or consideration? In this blog, explore the concept of faith, what it takes for someone to believe in God., and whether there are good reasons to do so.

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Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? Meet God made man in the actions that He performed during His earthly ministry, including a vast array of miracles, and explore His death and Resurrection. Discover why He had to die, the personal message for each of us in His death, and how we know that He is still with us now.

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Four Basic Ways of Praying

Four Basic Ways of Praying

There are many ways of praying. You can enjoy exploring them, but the choice might drive you crazy. If you don't know how to pray or if you'd like to refresh your prayer life, here are four simple ideas with guidance on how to practice each method of prayer.

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Diving Deeper into Catholicism

What do Catholics believe about Mary?

What do Catholics believe about Mary?

Catholics have always placed the Virgin Mary above all other saints and it is commonly misunderstood that Catholics worship her. In this blog, discover the truth about devotion to Mary, why it is that Catholics honour her, and why devotion to Mary is still relevant today.

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The Meaning of the Mass

The Meaning of the Mass

For someone coming to Mass for the first time, it may seem confusing. The celebration of the Eucharist is the centre of Christian worship, but it is more than just a gathering. What really happens at Mass and why is it so important to Catholics? Find the answers in this blog.

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Living Out Your Faith

Is there such a thing as right and wrong?

Is there such a thing as right and wrong?

If you found a suitcase containing millions of pounds, what would you do with it? Is there a right or wrong course of action to take? There is a wide range of views on morality today, but most people agree that we need some kind of moral code. In this blog, discover what Christians believe about morality, and reflect upon your own views on right and wrong.

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How to Love Your Neighbour

How to Love Your Neighbour

"Love thy neighbour" is a radical call to love without conditions, without calculation, without expecting any reward. It’s tough. And sometimes we don't like this teaching. Learn how to joyfully respond to Jesus's challenging commandment in this blog.

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How to Discover Your True Identity

How to Discover Your True Identity

Have you ever asked yourself... Who am I? What is my identity? Many people struggle with the question of identity all their lives. Find out why the true answer to this question will always result in great happiness.

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