Archive for the ‘Why I Am Catholic’

The creator of the galaxies lives here!

by Matthew Parris My grandparents on both sides of my family are Catholic, both my parents are Catholic, so shortly after birth, I was baptized into the Catholic Church. I went to Catholic school, celebrated the sacraments of reconciliation, Eucharist, and confirmation. My family attended Mass every week, and I was active in the youth ministry at the parish. Catholicism [...]

A love affair that grows stronger every day

by Beth Murphy I married a Catholic man 29 years ago, and I was Methodist. The only church my husband would go to was the Catholic Church. So we went to Catholic Church. For two years I listened and was transformed by the liturgy of the Mass. The desire for the sacraments became an irresistible attraction—a love affair that grows [...]

The reason to be Catholic—Jesus Christ

Are you considering joining the Catholic Church? Or maybe you are already Catholic and you have questions about your faith. I was baptized as a Catholic when I was a baby. We went to Mass every Sunday, and when I was old enough, I went to Catholic grade school. When I was in high school, I considered leaving the church. The reason I wanted to leave was not because I didn’t have faith. Just the opposite. In high school, I discovered the whole point of having faith—knowing Jesus. I felt let down and a little angry at the Catholic institution for never having quite got that across to me. But I didn’t leave. I realized everything I needed to know had been right there all along. I’m not sure why it hadn’t clicked before. Maybe it was me. Maybe it was my teachers. Maybe it was the turbulence of the times (this was in the 1960s and 70s). Whatever the reason, in high school, I got it. A light clicked on. I was on the beginning of a path to understanding not “why” we have faith, but “who” we have faith in. What I want to share in a series [...]