It's perfectly normal to ask questions about the world around us. Finding good answers can be a challenge. If you wanted to understand how your furnace works in your home, would you ask an aerobics instructor? Probably not. If you have questions about the Catholic faith, it's best to rely on Catholic sources for your answers.
Where to start? Here are some suggestions:
• Make an appointment with a priest. Call our Pastoral Office at 708-687-1370 to schedule an appointment.
• Visit Formed.org. St. Damian Parishioners can create a free account by signing in as a St Damian Parishioner. See instructions here. Formed offers reliable Catholic resources on a wide variety of topics in audio books, eBooks, videos, movies and studies - even material for children and teens.
• Readers- Here is a list of solid Catholic authors:
Bishop Robert Barron
Dr. Brant Pitre
From Fr. Robert Spitzer, himself a learned scientist. These websites offer a scientific and reasonable approach to explaining the Catholic faith. The 7 Modules program Fr. Spitzer says all Catholics must know. Evidence of a soul from medical studies, Evidence of God from science and philosophy. Proof of the Resurrection. Why be Catholic? Where to find True Happiness and why God allows suffering in the world.
Catholic.com - ask questions, get Catholic answers.
Search the world's largest database of answers about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith. Learn more about Catholicism through articles, books, videos and more.
EWTN - Eternal Word Television Network
Faith is a precious gift from God. As the largest religious media network in the world, EWTN has an important role in educating others about our Catholic faith and spreading the good news of salvation. Our rich and rewarding Catholic faith was communicated by our Lord to the Apostles, and has been handed down through the centuries by His humble servants under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. For the Catholic faithful, you’ll find a sincere presentation of the Church’s teachings in order to help strength your faith and lead a deeper commitment to a life pleasing to our Lord. For non-Catholics, we hope to answer your questions, resolve your curiosity and create a rich environment that will help you one day decide to join us. We invite you to explore our numerous pages of historical faith documents, prayers, teachings, information on saints and other current issues in Catholicism today.
• YouTube videos
Ascension Presents is a treasure chest of inspiration featuring:
Fr. Mike Schmitz, campus minister and nationally known young adult speaker talks about - everything!
Jackie & Bobby Angel offer marriage and relationship help.
The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (TFR) from the Bronx share their spiritual insights.
Matt Fradd, Australian evangelist well known for helping overcome pornography addiction.
Ascension's Culture videos explore Beauty, Truth and Goodness from a variety of Catholics.
Relevant Radio hosts a wide variety of faithful Catholic hosts and topics. Relevant Radio can be found on 950AM, online or through their free app.
• Gender Identity and LGBTQ+ questions
Person and Identity - The Person and Identity Project provides formation, resources, and pastoral guidance on issues of faith, “gender,” and sexual identity.
Catholic Answers - Q & A forum where any question can be asked.
Courage International - an apostolate for all affected: people dealing with same sex attraction and their families, friends and co-workers.
Changed Movement - a collection of testimonies from persons who once identified as LBGTQ+.
The Eden Invitation - Catholic personhood beyond the LBGTQ+ paradigm
Reintegrative Therapy - a site for professionals and therapists to be informed and for persons seeking self directed counseling.
Ascension Presents You Tube Channel:
Jackie Angel talks with Kim Zember, a lesbian woman offering support for those struggling with gay attractions.
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier.
Author Abigail Shrier speaks on Science, the Transgender Phenomenon, and the Young.
Abigail Shrier is interviewed by Jordan Peterson about her book Irreversible Damage.