What we believe

The Catholic faith is rooted in Jesus Christ

Jesus is the basis on which our Catholic faith stands.

Jesus boldly proclaimed, "I am the way the truth and the life." He is the principle around which our faith revolves.

Jesus is true God and true man.

Jesus is not simply one moral teacher among many. The apostles and many saints would not have given their lives for anything less than the real Jesus, the true Son of God.

Jesus desires a personal relationship with each of us.

Jesus loves and desires us beyond any human understanding. He calls us to something greater, more fulfilling, something beyond our immediate understanding, to true freedom and joy.                                                              

From The Priority of Christ by Bishop Robert Barron. For more from Bishop Barron, go to wordonfire.org.

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Archbishop Paul D. Etienne leads a flock of more than half a million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Learn more about him and what's on his mind at his blog, Truth in Love.