Marcel over at Aggie Catholics, lists five things to know about the Catholic Church:
1. It isn’t what you think it is. Catholicism isn’t just a set of doctrines or a hierarchy of clergy. Catholicism isn’t just a moral code or social teachings. It is much more than we could ever know. The Church isn’t so easily definable, which is why we have so many different ways of describing it – the bride of Christ, the body of Christ, the people of God, etc. What we need to know is this – The Church’s identity is wrapped up into the person of Christ and thus shares in the mystery of God. When we think we “know” the Church, we are fooling ourselves. This is why continued education about God’s Church is so important.
2 – The Trinity really does matter. Many Catholics wouldn’t care if the Pope declared that we don’t need the Trinity anymore, because it makes no difference in most Catholics’ daily lives. But, it really does matter. Why? Because if God is a communion of persons, a family, and we are made in God’s image and likeness, then our families and relationships are called to reflect the same kind of relationship found in the Trinity – the gift of self to another – true love. This is where the paradox of the Gospel finds a foundation. To gain life, we must lose ourselves. To live is to die. To die is to live. All because of the Trinity. Continue Reading…..
A cool video (H/T Acts of The Apostasy)