am a "revert" to the Catholic Church. When I was
young, I very quickly fell away from my Catholic Faith. And I
often wonder, why?
then, also, I wonder, why I came back? Don't get me wrong, I
don't regret coming back to the Catholic Church. But, I wonder
why God gave me the grace to come back. And other people who
seem to me, even more deserving, have not come back. As an
example, look at the people who authored the book, "I don't have
enough faith to be an atheist". They used very systematic
logical methodologies to prove that God exists and is worthy of our
faith. Yet, why didn't they take that same methodology one step
further and come to the conclusion, as I did, that the Catholic
Church is the only true Church?
this series, I want to analyze the reasons why people leave the
Catholic Church. I'm going to use myself as the prime example.
But I will also add some thoughts which I've heard expressed by
people with whom I've spoken in the past about their conversions.
And maybe some things which people have posted on the
then, I want to move into, why I came back. A discussion about
the mystery of grace and then some logical explanations of the
Catholic Faith. Especially, I want to provide the Biblical
basis of Catholic Doctrine. I have found that most people who
leave the Catholic Church for Protestantism are not aware of the
close relationship between the Bible and Catholic Doctrine. In
addition, I want people to understand the joys of being Catholic.
The exhultation of being one with Christ in the Holy Eucharist. The
comfort of knowing that one is cleansed of his sins in Confession.
The knowledge that one is a born again son of God in Baptism. That
glory of praying with a billion Catholics every Sunday, with one
voice and one heart, glorifying God. And the humbling knowledge that
when we join the Church in glorifying God in the Mass, we are united
to the entire heavenly host!
I want to get into how we can break the vicious cycle that leads to
our children falling away from their Faith. How can we, by the
grace of God, raise faithful children who won't have to learn the
same horrible lessons that we did, from experience? But who
will live according to the Teaching of the Magisterium throughout
their lives. How can we pass on our Faith in this Culture of
Death where the world is telling our children that good guys finish
last and that meaning of life boils down to who has the best toys.
How can we pass to our children the joys of being grace filled,
faithful, children of God?
I hope you join in the discussion and leave your comments. I'm very
interested in all that you have to say.