I’m a Catholic for 3 main reasons:
- The Real Jesus is present here
- When those in another country or even the USA persecute and even try to kill off my ancestors for being Catholic, it kinda makes me dig in my heels.
I’m a Catholic for 3 main reasons:
Thank you. I agree.
I don’t know about specific kinds of Baptists. Sorry-- I’m new to the Christian faith and I don’t know much about the intricacies of different denominations.
Thank you for your honesty,drac16. And welcome to the Christian faith. May God bless you as you begin and grow in your journey as a Christian.
Y E S ! Totally agree. I admit to early misgivings and even shock when he was first elected, but that quickly changed as I got to know him. Soon turned to admiration and love. He is a blessing, as his name suggests.
I returned to the Catholic faith because I was born and (mostly) raised in it. I remain so today because of what (little, admittedly) I know of Church history, and because I see the necessity of a Church simply being unable to “get it wrong”.
I have somewhat dug my heels in because I heard Anglicans (I used to be one) say that “the true Church doesn’t exist anymore”. I find that rather hard to believe, and I have to wonder if this belief is common in protestantism, or if this is just an individual’s opinion.
So far, after nearly two years of study, I see no reason for me to be in any other church.
I belong to the Catholic Church for a few reasons, #1 the Eucharist.
I belong to my particular Church because it’s close to my house and I’ve developed friendships and acquaintances there. It’s my home and the people there are my Church family. I had two people yesterday who came up to me to tell me they’re praying for me, plus our Monsignor who welcomed me to come in for a Blessing of the Sick the day before my upcoming D&C.
The Catholic Church; reason; The Eucharist, Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity of Our Lord.
I once received a revelation myself. It came after reading a book — my eyes “were opened” and scripture verses, previously unknown to me, appeared in support of it. I was enthralled by it for about 6 months.
I got one warning only from my brother, and I remained open to what he said about awareness of false prophets.
I now recognize that particular “revelation” was a lie, a temptation, that God permitted. Rejecting it was a turning point (praise God) that made me stronger, more discerning, able to appreciate truth upon truth of my Catholic faith.
The true revelation was the gentle warning from my brother, not unlike the “still small voice” of 1 Kings 19:12
I’m a nondenom Protestant because I don’t believe in any authority besides God, and I believe His will is found nowhere except the Bible. If it weren’t for some financial practices of the Catholic Church, I’d still be a Catholic.
Convert here from the Church of England. I knew in my 20s that I was drawn to Catholicism when I was looking for “my” faith (the CofE never felt right) and I dropped into a church to see what happened at a Catholic Mass. The priest started reading the Gospel and said “You are Peter, and on this rock …”, and that was the start of it for me.
I thought a lot about being a Catholic, read about it, but I didn’t actually do anything and it kind of went away from my mind - till I was over 50, and I suddenly really wanted to become a Catholic. One day, I just called the priest of my local church, and found that RCIA was starting the very next day!
As for my parish, I moved a few years ago when we went to live in a different part of town. I believe in supporting my local Catholic community, and although I loved my first church I decided to become a regular attender at the church nearest to me. And by some coincidence, it’s that same church I first attended back in my 20s, when I sat at the back and heard the priest read the Gospel about Peter, the Rock on which the Church was built.
I am going to tread carefully here in response to you but also with a certain sense of confidence because you have indicated to me that you really listen and try to empathize.
I am not Catholic becase:
The only solution I see is acknowledgement and forgiveness.
I’m not going to get het up about your opinion and I forgave the people in the offending country years ago. I pay said country several hundred dollars a year to keep up a professional certification, have many wonderful friends who are citizens there and married an “Orangeman”. Also, my paternal grandfather hated Catholics and joined the Klan to oppose them. Karma got him as his only son who survived epidemics and wars joined up with the RCs. Very devout he was too.
Having said all that, I forgive, but I’m not quitting the Faith and I’ll continue to defend individual gun ownership in case anybody ever decides to turn the clock back a hundred or a hundred fifty years.
We have two awesome priests. They are very orthodox, well educated, fairly friendly, and deliver great homilies. Lots and lots of young people (university parish), too, which makes for a very dynamic experience- not always peaceful, perhaps, but interesting!! Plus I can literally spend time before the Blessed Sacrament any time I want 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On top of that, it’s a 10 minute bike ride away!!
Oh, Why am I Catholic?
Because it’s the one an only church that Jesus founded and it’s the only church on this planet that contains the fullness of the truth of the gospel.
God is manifesting HIS Blessings and love of you,
May He continue to do so
Our God is so very good!
My friend, it is more than “Odd”; God actually prohibits their right understanding, UNTIL they began the journey to actually DISCOVER Hid=s Truths.
We should pray for tje daily
I pray for them every day and most especially at Mass and in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Virtually all my family and friends are fallen away Catholics…some practicing no faith and some in Protestantism.