The Venerable Fulton Sheen once said,
“There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
In order to promote the Truth that the Church teaches we will lay out in a few short videos some of the most misunderstood beliefs and practices of the Church.
Don’t Catholics believe that you can go to a man and tell him your sins and he has the power to forgive you. Why not just go directly to God? That’s a fair question and we answer it here:
Yeah, okay but what about the fact that Catholics believe that the bread and wine used at Mass BECOME the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ? That’s just crazy to think that’s even possible. Well, watch the following video to see how our beliefs in the Eucharist are centered in Christ’s own teaching here:
Okay okay, so you’ve explained all of this but I know for sure that you Catholics worship Mary with all of the statues and the Rosary. What about Mary, why do you worship her?
These are few of the biggest hurdles for some people to see the Church for what it is: the vehicle that leads to Christ, the vehicle that God gave us to lead us to Salvation.
Here is a great set of videos that were recently recorded with Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and the head of Word on Fire Ministries. In the two videos he has a discussion with Dave Rubin “a 39-year-old pro-choice, pro-pot, recently gay-married atheist with a strong allergy to organized religion” on some of the ways the Church is seen in todays society and how the Church views Her role in an ever changing world:
and here is the second video in the series:
May we suggest the Word on Fire ministries as a great resource for further understanding of the Catholic worldview, click here.
If you are a Catholic who has not been to Mass in a long time or someone on a journey that might be bringing them to the Church, we are here to encourage you to come and find out more about the beauty that is the Roman Catholic Church. You are always welcome, always at home with us in Christ.
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