The mission of this website is to help the reader deepen his or her understanding of the Catholic Faith. It is therefore written for those who already have some knowledge of the Catholic Faith, but who want to go deeper. This website started as a collection of notes I composed in the course of my personal study and research. I thought that it was a good idea to share this collection to people of similar interests.


I am a Catholic and have studied in Catholic schools. I am also a member of the Lay Fraternities of Saint Dominic, which is a branch of the Order of Preachers. However, I own this website exclusively. It is not owned by the Catholic Church nor by the Dominican Order. I composed and produced all the essays, blogs, diagrams and charts in this website. Although every effort has been made to present the science of theology and allied subjects in conformity with the Church Magisterium, the views and opinions expressed here are solely my own. Therefore, any error, omission, or legal infraction that may be detected in this website is my sole responsibility and does not in any way implicate the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic or the Order of Preachers as a whole.

This website contains links to other websites in the Internet. This is done to provide reference and additional background information on the topic being discussed. However, I am not responsible for any error contained in the other websites or sources used as reference. I exercised judgment in using resources furnished by non-Catholic Christian groups, and limited my use of their resources to archaeological articles, bible maps and book illustrations, which do not conflict with Catholic doctrine. My hyperlink to a Christian website, if any, does not imply my endorsement of the theological views, opinions and beliefs of that website.

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I acknowledge that I used the wisdom accumulated by the Church in putting this website together. As a way of paying back for the learning gained from the Church, I am making my entire work available to the public without charge. The contents of this website are copyrighted, but free. Anybody may freely copy, use and distribute for non-commercial and educational purposes any text, chart or diagram that I made, provided the text, diagram or chart is not altered in any way, and that the user indicates its source as The pages in this website are meant to be used with the Internet. Therefore, printing or making hard copies of web pages that contain copyrighted materials where the hyperlinks to the source and license information are broken or not preserved, is prohibited. Readers who wish to re-use the images, photos or pictures in their own specific projects must read the information page that contains the source, copyright status and license for each image before re-using them. A link to the source/license is provided below each image posted in this website.


Readers may email their comments, feedback, or report broken links and any copyright violation to or through the contact pageRegrettably I cannot respond to all emails received. This site is still under construction and I am still busy editing material on existing pages and adding new ones. However, I plan to add a Q & A sub-heading at the bottom of each web page to address questions from friends, family and other readers that I have time to answer. 

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"What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge ..."

1 Cor 9:18

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Madonna and Child

A painting by Raphael, 1504/1505

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