I have a very intelligent, logic-minded 17yr old son. He is at a point where he is questioning how we know the Catholic Church is the “right” religion. Why it instead of another religion? How do we KNOW it is true?
Personally, I was a cradle Catholic who left, gained a ton of life experience, and after much searching/growing and a personal revelation, returned the Church. Obviously, my personal experience with “why” the Catholic Church is the true one isn’t going to help him much since it basically boils down to God (thru the Spirit) “telling” me so.
I’m sure this has been discussed before but I’m rather a failure when it comes to getting useful results from the search feature.
So I’d appreciate any help in finding some links to pertinent articles, discussions, or some book suggestions for him to read.
His personal search so far has convinced him there is a God - or at least a higher being. To him that makes logical sense. But to say we simply have to have faith - well, that doesn’t work for his logic orientated brain. He’s a good kid, not rebellious/defiant/angry, simply seeking to make the leap from doing something because that’s what our family is to actual personal understanding and belief.
I will, of course, also be having him speak with our youth director but I’m afraid the personalities are so different that it may not help a great deal.
Thank you in advance for your kind replies.