About Our Catholic Faith

Every Christian believes that Jesus Christ established and sustains a community of faith, hope and love for all believers. This community we call His Church. The Church that Christ founded is the Catholic Church which has a formal earthly structure established by Christ and which continues under His authority and protection. The Catholic Church is the only church that can claim to have been founded by Christ personally. The Catholic Church can trace its lineage back to Jesus Christ who appointed St. Peter as the first pope. This line of popes has continued unbroken for almost 2,000 years, from Peter to Francis.

If you are a believer, you can find a community of faith in the Cathedral of St. Thomas More Parish, and in the Diocese of Arlington, as well as in your families, small church communities, personal relationships, faith-based associations, and in the communion of saints of all times and places. The Church’s catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity. Come and join us to deepen your faith as you travel your spiritual journey.

If you are interested in becoming Catholic — whether by Baptism (if you have never been baptized) or Profession of Faith (if you have been baptized in another religion) or if you would like to find out what the Catholic Church is all about, let’s start your journey with a simple conversation.

The following is an overview of our Catholic Faith.