In a moment where phenomenal gurus offer the key to happiness “for free”, the Catholic Church faces challenges to spread the word. We, Catholics, know how hard is to carry an intentional life and share values to develop our society with equity. I thought it important to detail 10 reasons to be Catholic now, in 2023.
Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg shows his faith in the camera.
Let’s find the 10 main reasons to be catholic in 2023
Rich history and tradition
The Catholic Church has a rich history and tradition that dates back over two thousand years, with a wealth of teachings, writings, and practices that have been developed over time.
“The future of the Catholic Church” is an interesting article by Mail & Guardian
Sense of community
Catholicism offers a sense of community and belonging through the parish system, which provides opportunities to connect with others who share your faith.
Francesca Pollio manages her blog called “Thoughts of a Catholic girl“
The Catholic Church places a strong emphasis on the sacraments, which are seen as tangible signs of God’s grace in our lives, including Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.
Strong moral foundation
Catholicism provides a strong moral foundation based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, which emphasize the dignity of every human person, the value of human life from conception to natural death, and the importance of social justice.
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Service to others
Catholicism encourages service to others, particularly those in need, through charity and social justice initiatives.
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau shows his Catholic faith publicly
Catholicism is a universal Church, with a presence in virtually every corner of the world, offering a sense of global connectedness and unity.
Catholicism places a strong emphasis on education, both spiritual and academic, providing opportunities for individuals to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the faith.
January 24, 2023, issue of the Texas Catholic Herald of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. For more, visit http://www.archgh.org/tch
Prayer and contemplation
Catholicism provides opportunities for prayer and contemplation, both individually and in the community, allowing individuals to deepen their relationship with God.
Catholic Online is a digital resource with daily information about Saints, Prayers and more.
Saints and spirituality
Catholicism offers a rich spirituality that includes devotion to the saints, the use of sacramentals, and other practices that can help individuals grow in their faith and relationship with God.
“For the Church, falling into worldliness is the worst thing that can happen,” the pope said.
Faith teaching in schools continues to be an international issue.
Catholicism offers a perspective on life that includes a focus on eternal life and the belief that this life is just a preparation for the next, which can provide comfort and hope in difficult times.
Fr. Mike Schmitz leads a podcast reviewing the Bible in daily episodes.
What do I do?
As individuals, our impact is silenced by the noise of the world. I enjoy writing books, articles here, at http://www.notebooks.center, and publishing Reels and posts in my personal and business Instagram accounts.
My books are published in the Amazon bookstore under the pen name Sol y Tierra (Sun and Earth), my last ones are a trilogy of Prayers, Poems and Angel intercessions.
I wish you a great day, thanks for taking the time to read my article.
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