Why be Catholic?


#1

Can anyone tell me about a book called Why Be Catholic by Richard Rohr and Joseph Matos, is it faithful to the Church’s Teachings?

God Bless


#2

I hadn’t heard of the book so I went and looked at it at Amazon. From the very superficial look I had I wouldn’t buy it. The chapter I looked at spoke of tradition is a very general way. It did not deal with the Traditions of the Church handed down through the apostles and the early fathers. What I was reading didn’t have a ‘Catholic feel’ to it. Remember , that is an opinion of just a few pages.


#3

Just three questions really without going through the whole book.

  1. Does it purport to teach?
  2. If it does, does it have the stamp of Imprimatur or Nihil Obstat?
  3. If it doesn’t then it is a book you can read like any other. If you would like to read it then go ahead but always read it with the Cathecism of the Catholic Church by your side

#4

Thanks for your replies,

I dont’ want to read that book though, they’re making my dad read it in RCIA, I was just wondering what kind of stuff they’re having them read, I too looked at amazon and it didn’t look like a good one to me. It seem to not say much at all, and some stuff seemed bad in it.

God Bless


#5

[quote=Kaily]Can anyone tell me about a book called Why Be Catholic by Richard Rohr and Joseph Matos, is it faithful to the Church’s Teachings?

God Bless
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**No! **


Richard Rohr is a promoter of the occult enneagram and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation who partners with Call to Action to promote dissent. He is also a public dissenter of Humanae Vitae. I would not recommend any of his new age writings (opinions).


#6

Your question is asking for a yes/no judgement or response. As you read Richard Rohr you will discover he promotes non-dualistic thinking to orient each of us to be capable of seeing the light and dark in all creation. Any “judgement” on the faithfulness of any author is in itself a righteous act and should be drawn into question (Matthew 6:1). My best advice is to prayerfully seek truth and God’s will in anything you read including this response.


#7

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