For Christians, happiness is the state of a person who participates in the divine nature of God.
Jesus describes these happy souls in his Sermon on the Mount, specifically in the Beatitudes.
Explore Jesus’ advice on happiness in this short video with Fr. Stephen Gadberry.
Catholics have a lot to say about a well-ordered and functional society.
Collectively called “Catholic Social Teaching,” the key principles are: pursuing the common good; holding our leaders and our laws to the standard of justice; and promoting a culture of life for all people.
In the 4th century, the Church assembled the “Canon of Scripture,” through much open and honest examination of the authenticity of many existing texts, ultimately selecting 46 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New.