Below are some resources you can use to start exploring the Catholic Church on your own terms. Like any religion, exploring the links below will help you begin to get a glimpse of what the Church teaches and believes, and how being Catholic impacts our lives, but it takes a lifetime to fully understand the Faith! If you have any questions or would like to look at what the next steps are in becoming Catholic, please contact Shirley McDermott at smcdermott@ourladyofloreto.org or 303.414.2255.


“From Christ himself, through the 12 apostles and the earliest Christian community, the Catholic Church has for nearly 2,000 years stretched across the globe. Today more than a billion Catholics celebrate Mass in every country of the world.”

— From the Archdiocese of Denver website—archden.org— (“Our Faith”)

From the Archdiocese of Denver website—archden.org— (“Our Faith”)


The fact is the most basic and necessary description of an active Catholic is a person who, besides participation in the Mass and the sacraments, seeks to live out the Catholic faith in the ordinary circumstances of his or her life.
— Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

From Our Sunday Visitor—OSV.comSimply Catholic: "What is an Active Catholic?" by Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

If you would like to read through articles that address current affairs and what it means to be a Catholic, click the button below or visit simplycatholic.com.


“The Holy Father said that ‘the core of salvation’ is to ‘give freely what you freely received.’”

— From “Service and gratuitousness,” Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Daily Meditation

From the Vatican

Would you like to hear what it means to be Catholic directly from the Pope? We invite you to read through some of the Pope’s daily meditations.