It’s easy to be caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Over time, stress and anxiety take their toll, and as Christians, we may begin to struggle in our faith. The good news is that in Jesus, we have shelter from all the storms of life. So in a world full of stress, how can we find peace of mind? 1. Forgive and … Continue reading 5 Biblical Keys to Finding Peace of Mind
Leading a Godly Life in a Cruel World“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”– Philippians 2:3 Humility and kindness are two words that everyone admires, but are rarely put into practice. Nowadays, it seems that no one has the time or patience to think of anyone except themselves. Instead of lending a helping hand, people would … Continue reading Humble and Kind
“Christ Jesus captured me”(Phil 3:12).The image Paul uses is vivid and canal. When God Chooses, he loves with an intense and concrete love,with a jealous love, as the Old Testament often recalls. In his relationship with the communities, he founded,Paul experienced in his own person this ardour, this typically divine yearning. He is a real and ardent jealousy, the passion of someone in love who … Continue reading Saint Paul, The Apostle
The Holy Roman Catholic Church is not like any denomination.In fact, historically and theologically, every “Christian” denomination stems back to the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is also referred to as the Pillar and Ground of Truthbecause it is the Church Christ founded and all that which God has revealed to the world has been revealed through the Church.These truths which are made evident by Sacred Scripture and … Continue reading What is Catholic
Christianity is the word used to describe the beliefs and practices of those who follow Jesus Christ. It is also referred to as the Christian religion. Those who follow Jesus Christ are called Christians – meaning “like Christ”. The message of Jesus Christ was that anyone can have a close relationship with God, like a son has with his Father. Christianity is not about following … Continue reading What is Christianity?
God is the Creator of all that exists. God is Love and Truth and Light. God is good – there is no evil in God. Jesus Christ came to earth to reveal who God is – the loving actions of Jesus show us that God cares about every person. Jesus said that God is our Father and takes care of all our needs (Matthew 6:8-15). … Continue reading Who is God?
Two of the oldest traditions in the Catholic Church are baptism and first communion. While these concepts are similar to other religions, baptism in the Catholic Church is the entryway into a new life in Holy connection with God. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, baptism is renewal by the Holy Spirit and enlightenment. With such a profound connection to the Lord to … Continue reading The Importance of Baptism and First Communion
The Church on Salvation There are many out there that have an idea or theory on what salvation means to them.Some believe “salvation” is material success or “spiritual wellness” exercises. Others believe that there are many gods that offer an afterlife of carnal rewards. However, if we are to follow Our Lord Jesus Christ, we understand that there is a specific path to salvation.It must also be understood … Continue reading What Is Salvation?
By Patricia McNally ROOTS OF RCIA ‘The Second Vatican Council prescribed the revision of the rite of Baptism for adults and decreed that the catechumenate for adults, divided into several steps, should be restored’ (Decree of the congregation for Divine Worship 1972)The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults has its foundation stone in the ‘catechumenate’ of the ancient church when Jesus disciples shared his message and … Continue reading The Rite Of Christian initiation of Adults