WHY BE A CATHOLIC:
TO BE A TRUE DISCIPLE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
4th May 2019
CONFERENCE @ ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL
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Basing itself on scripture and tradition, Vatican II teaches that the Church is necessary for salvation since Christ, the one mediator and way of salvation, is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mk. 16:16; Jn. 3:5), and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which is entered through baptism as through a door. Therefore, no one can be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, refuses either to enter it, or to remain in it. Church membership obliges us to respond in thought, word and deed to the grace and teachings of Christ. Lumen Gentium §14.
09:30 HOLY MASS at St George’s Cathedral
10:30 FR. ARMAND DE MALLERAY, FSSP on ‘Our Eucharistic Faith is key to evangelization’
11:45 GABRIELE KUBY on ‘The Sexual Crisis of the Church – a reason to stay’
13:55 THE WORK OF FAMILY LIFE INTERNATIONAL -2018
14:15 FR. LINUS CLOVIS on ‘A Church in Crisis – Why be Catholic?’
15:30 PATRICK FAGAN on ‘Civilization’s Keystone: The Father-Son Bond’
16:30 Q&A ALL SPEAKERS
FR ARMAND DE MALLERAY, FSSP
REDISCOVERING OUR EUCHARISTIC FAITH IS KEY TO EVANGELIZATION
Rediscovering our Eucharistic faith is key to evangelisation. The Sacred Host is God present among us, without Whom we can do nothing, let alone evangelise. The deeper our Eucharistic faith, the more fruitful our witness to the world. The Church grows from the Eucharistic Sacrifice, Presence and Communion. Committed Eucharistic adorers will foster lasting evangelisation.
Fr de Malleray’s book on the Holy Eucharist can be ordered here: https://www.lumenfidei.ie/product/ego-eimi-it-is-i/
THE SEXUAL CRISIS OF THE CHURCH – A REASON TO STAY
“The gates of hell shall not prevail” against the church, not even the hell of sexual abuse. How did we get there? How do we get out? By inspiration, conversion and purification. The beautiful plan of God for man and woman, sex, marriage and family is the answer to the longing in every human heart.
FR. LINUS CLOVIS
A CHURCH IN CRISIS – WHY BE CATHOLIC?
A crisis is a moment of decision, a time of testing. That the Church is currently in a state of crisis is clear for all to see. The daily unfolding scandals of clerical sexual immorality from priests to cardinals, the financial chicanery enveloping the Vatican Bank, the institutional cover-ups, the shrinking congregations, the open opposition between bishops, the undermining of settled doctrine all point to a time of testing and of answering the question “Why be Catholic”.
PAT FAGAN, PH.D.
CIVILIZATION’S KEYSTONE: THE FATHER-SON BOND
Marxists gradually realized they could dismantle Western, Christian, Civilization from within by destroying the father of the intact married family — the “Patriarch”— through “sex gone wild”. The key to rebuilding is for each father to take charge of his sons’ formation in the fullness of sexuality.
G.K. CHESTERTON ONCE WROTE,
“The difficulty in explaining ‘why I am a Catholic’ is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.” Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ founded the Catholic Church to preserve the truth He gave us and hand it down through the centuries, helping people all around the world encounter the love of God in every age and in every corner of the earth. Over the years, there have been an untold number of questions and objections raised about the Catholic Church’s teachings and practices. The answers are there, and it’s worth your time to find them. As the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, “There are not even 100 people in this country who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they think the Catholic Church to be.” The Lord wants us all to know and understand His truth, so we can embrace it wholeheartedly and live by it. Christ reminds us, “The truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
Address of the St George’s Cathedral is on Lambeth RD, London