September 2, 2018
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
“This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
Seven Reasons to be Catholic
This month’s Lighthouse CD is Seven Reasons to be Catholic by Dr. Peter Kreeft.
Why should someone be Catholic when they could be anything else? Most of us were born into a Catholic family, and that’s a wonderful thing. But what if you had been born into a family with a different faith? Maybe Lutheran. Or Muslim. Would there be any reason to consider becoming Catholic? Or perhaps more importantly, why should you stay Catholic?
When it comes down to it, the question shouldn’t be “what religion was I born into”, but rather, “is it true?” This is the only reason why someone should become Catholic or remain a Catholic, because it’s true.
Dr. Peter Kreeft is a world-renowned philosopher and best-selling author of over 35 books. In my opinion—having read several of his books and listened to several of his talks—I think he is one of the best thinkers and clearest teachers in the Catholic world today.
In this CD, Dr. Kreeft articulates with great clarity seven reasons why anyone would want to become or remain a Catholic. He draws from the treasured wisdom of such great spiritual thinkers as St. John of the Cross, St. Thomas Aquinas, C. S. Lewis, and Cardinal Newman. He helps us to understand why the truth about God is so essential, and how it is found in the Catholic Church.
It is a very convincing talk on why everyone should be Catholic.
If it would be easier for you to listen to this (or any other Lighthouse CD talk) as an MP3, rather than on CD, please talk to me.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke