My Three Reasons To Be Catholic

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When someone asks me why I am Catholic, I tell them, “I am Catholic for three reasons…

1 – Eucharist

2 – Eucharist

3 – Eucharist

And for extra measure…

“Everything else revolves around that…”

If a Catholic understands what the Eucharist is, they will never leave.

If a lapsed Catholic figures out what the Eucharist is, they will return home.

If a non-Catholic understood what the Eucharist is, they would not stay away… 

BK

 

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3 Responses to My Three Reasons To Be Catholic

  1. SaintlySages says:

    Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

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  2. m.k. says:

    I was quite amused by your 3 reasons.
    Might I suggest you begin to see the error of Catholicism by reading a debate on the Eucharist?
    http://matt1618.freeyellow.com/debateeucharist.html

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    • If you believe that God exists; If you believe that He created the universe out of nothing; If you believe that He appeared as a burning bush (Exodus 3:2); If you believe that He appeared as a hand (Daniel 5:5); If you believe that He appeared as a finger (Deut 9:10); If you believe that He became man; If you believe that He appeared as a dove (Mt 3:16, Mark 1:10, Lk 3:22, Jn 1:32); If you believe that He cured the sick; If you believe that He raised the dead; If you believe that He turned water into wine; If you believe that He was crucified, died, buried and He rose again from the dead; If you believe that He appeared as wind and tongues of fire (Acts 2:2-3)…

      Then why is it so hard to believe that he makes Himself present under the appearance of Bread and Wine in the Holy Eucharist?

      If I did not believe that Jesus is present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Eucharist, I would have to reevaluate my beliefs about the powers and abilities of God. And THAT would have to mean that God is not the all knowing and all powerful God that I that I thought I knew all my life.

      Just something to think about…
      https://thecatholicme.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/the-real-presence-of-jesus-in-the-holy-eucharist-is-reality-a-true-miracle/

      Ignatius of Antioch, direct desciple of John… “They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again”
      Ignatius of Antioch,Epistle to Smyrnaeans,7,1(c.A.D. 110),in ANF,I:89

      1 Cor 11:23-29: 23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread,
      24 and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
      25 In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
      26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
      27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord.
      28 A person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup.
      29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.

      Paul believes it’s the body and blood of Christ. If it wasn’t, how could a person eat or drink unworthily?

      The apostles believed it. The entire early Church believed it.

      Malakye’s opening statement is chock full of erroneous statements, misunderstandings, out of context scripture references and a lack of faith in the power of God (see my statement above).

      In Jn 6, Jesus didn’t back down when most of His disciples the complained and left. He didn’t say “hold on! I’m speaking metaphorically!” No, He doubled down and let them go.

      He wasn’t telling a parable. He wasn’t kidding. He wasn’t speaking in metaphor.

      He was speaking the truth. And “Anyone who doesn’t eat My flesh and drink My blood has no life in him.”

      I will pray for you at Mass this morning, when I receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist (as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ).

      This PDF may help to clear things up a bit… https://rightbill.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/proper-reception-of-the-eucharist.pdf

      God Bless You, M.K.

      BK

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