This website is an attempt to provide myself and others an experience of authentic Christian Catholic faith. In these days it is difficult for Catholics to discern a true Catholic identity. Who is a true and authentic Catholic? These questions must be viewed in the context of the Church of the last few centuries.
Over that period of time the Church has become cluttered because of it's richness. It is one thing to explain and defend the Church as it is, it's altogether another to reform the Church so that it is significantly more relevant and effective in accomplishing it's two primary Scriptural and Christ-given goals of fostering salvation and sanctification. It must undergo radical change and profound reform to re-focus these goals clearly and accomplish this divine commission.
The current decades-long immorality crisis which God has purposefully and mercifully uncovered concerning the numerous predator homosexual priests and numerous victims reveals just how far sin has crept into the ark of God and how dark the Church has been at it's roots for decades and perhaps centuries. It should compel the Catholic Church to re-think and re-formulate itself from top to bottom. Especially at the top!
But back to the reason for this website. It is to promote authentic Catholic salvation and sanctification.
First, a Catholic is a Christian. And a Christian is one who loves God and his neighbor because of his faith in and love for Jesus Christ. To love Jesus is to love the Father, and to be filled and led by the Holy Spirit. A Catholic lives a Trinitarian spirituality, honoring God in each divine Person and experiencing the work of each divine Person in his/her life.Go Deeper!
Second, a Catholic loves the Word of God. He is convinced of the authenticity of the canonical Holy Scriptures, their inspiration, infallibility and reliability, along with Church teaching and tradition, (The magisterium and catechism). A Catholic turns to the Scriptures, praying, reading and studying them continually, especially the gospels.
Third, a Catholic belongs to an historic community of believers originating from the Apostles, their teachings and the Fathers of the Church, which was founded on St Peter. He loves the Catholic Church which has transmitted and preached the gospel of salvation for two millennium.
Fourth, a Catholic, from birth to death, receives the grace and love of God in the sacraments. He is born anew in Baptism, he is kept new by the Holy Eucharist, he is renewed by the Holy Spirit in Confirmation, he is restored when he fails and falls into sin by Confession and Reconciliation, he commits to a way of life in Marriage or Holy Orders, and is healed and prepared for heaven by holy Unction.
Fifth, a Catholic enjoys the fullness and richness of the Christian life through the communion of the saints both past and present (St. Therese of Liseiux, St. John of the Cross, St Thomas, St John Paul II, Theresa of Calcutta, etc) the sacramentals, the many traditional devotions (the rosary, a novena, a scapular, the sign of the cross, divine mercy, grace before meals, silent adoration, ashes on Ash Wednesday, the Stations of the Cross, the honor to relics, Corpus Christi procession, etc.) which have been given by the Church, and by the special graces of the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary.