The Catholic faith is certainly not found by surveys but is determined by the authority of the Catholic Church. You can carry around rosary beads, wear a crucifix on your neck, and bless yourself publicly as much as you want, but that does not make you a Catholic. It is not just the outside that matters but what is inside of you, in your heart. It relates to what you believe and do, but also to what you refuse to believe and do.
There may be many reasons why you are already a Catholic. You were brought up that way, you may have Catholic friends, you may have had a miraculous conversion, and so on and on. However, if you are already a Catholic, it is never too late to refresh your Catholic faith with new enthusiasm, to reconfirm why you would want to be Catholic. Let this book help you.
Table of Contents
1. CATHOLICS ARE CHRISTIANS TO THE CORE
2. CATHOLICS ARE TRUTH-SEEKERS
3. CATHOLICS HAVE MORE THAN FAITH ALONE
4. CATHOLICS HAVE MORE THAN SCRIPTURE ALONE
5. CATHOLICS HAVE MORE THAN GRACE ALONE
6. CATHOLICS HAVE ACCESS TO THE FULL TRUTH
7. CATHOLICS ARE REASONABLE PEOPLE
8. CATHOLICS HONOR BOTH BODY AND SOUL.
9. CATHOLICS HAVE MORE THAN THEIR OWN CONSCIENCE
10. CATHOLICS HAVE HISTORY ON THEIR SIDE
11. CATHOLICS CAN PROVE THAT GOD EXISTS
12. CATHOLICS BELIEVE IN ONE GOD
13. CATHOLICS HAVE NO FEAR OF SCIENCE
14. CATHOLICS BELIEVE IN MIRACLES
15. CATHOLICS HAVE THE EUCHARIST
16. CATHOLICS HAVE PRIESTS
17. CATHOLICS HAVE A QUEEN IN HEAVEN
18. CATHOLICS KNOW WHO GOD’S FAVORITES ARE
19. CATHOLICS GIVE TO GOD WHAT IS GOD’S…
20. CATHOLICS KNOW EVIL BY NAME
One final word of caution. This book shows the reader why the Catholic Faith is the best faith there is. However, do not take this the wrong way. This does not mean that it condemns people who do not live by the Catholic Faith. What a person’s faith is worth can only be judged by God. Jesus praised a Canaanite woman who came to Him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” He praised her with the words, “O woman, great is your faith!” (Mt. 15:28). Imagine, she was someone belonging to the Canaanites—a pagan, not even a Jew, and certainly not a Catholic—and yet, Jesus did not reject or condemn her. In the eyes of Jesus, she did have a great faith. If our faith could only be like hers!