The Catholic Church is unlike any other organization on earth. In fact, it is more accurate to call the Church an “organism” – a living body: Christ’s body.
Pope Francis, recently said, “Jesus did not come to teach a philosophy, an ideology. . . but rather a “way”, a journey to be undertaken with him, and we learn the way as we go, by walking.”
Why be Catholic?
To become Catholic is to become part of His body – a process that begins with Baptism and continues forever. Being Catholic in today’s world provides great challenges and opportunities for personal growth and self-awareness, and also a solid foundation for a life of community and relationship with God.
Eight Good Reasons for Being Catholic
Selected from AmericanCatholic.org, here are eight great reasons to be Catholic.
1. An optimistic view of creation
2. A universal vision
3. A holistic outlook
4. Personal growth
5. Social transformation
6. A communal spirit
7. A profound sense of history
8. A respect for human knowledge
Take a moment to read more in-depth information about these eight good reasons on the American Catholic website. Click here to read on.
Parishes welcome new members into the Catholic Church through a process of education, faith sharing, and rituals known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Click here to learn more about that process.