“I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, so that they may all be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You.
That they may also be in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” - The Gospel of St. John 17:20-21

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My Top Ten Reasons to become a Roman Catholic

10. Universality - We are an EOE (Equal Opportunity Ecclesia). We accept people of all sexes, nationalities, backgrounds, and cultures. All that is required is faithfulness to the teaching of Christ’s Church. Dissenters need not apply.

9. Obedience is bliss! Find the peace and joy that comes from submitting to His Church's teaching.

8. The Sacrament of Holy Orders - Encounter Christ (In Persona Christi) through the grace of Sacraments brought to us through His Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

7. Apostolic succession – Join the Church that has the authority Christ gave to his apostles to interpret the Sacred Scriptures with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Be a part of the one true Church that Jesus founded circa A.D. 33 in the heart of the Father from all eternity.

6. Papal Infallibility – stay connected to the successor of St. Peter the Rock upon which Jesus founded his Church and protected by the Holy Spirit from teaching error in faith and morals.

5. Ask for the prayers of that great cloud of witnesses the Saints!

4. Sanctifying Grace: Only received from the seven Sacraments. Don’t just get right with Jesus – be made holy!

3. The Sacrament of Confession – sins forgiven, wiped away, grace to live a new life, and confidentiality is guaranteed.

2. Ask Our Lord’s Blessed Mother (Luke 1:48) to pray for you! Don’t you ask you own family and friends to pray for you! Why not ask Jesus closest relative who is alive with Him in Heaven? You know you want to!

1. Receive the Risen Lord Jesus Christ – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the EUCHARIST!!!