Thursday, August 31, 2006

Catholicism

I've been over to another blog recently and feel like maybe I've taken it over with talk of Catholicism. I don't mean to turn her blog into a Catholic debate so I figured itwas time I start bringing my thoughts to my own blog. ......For he most part I agreed with most of what this blogger had to say about how some Christians portray Christianity. My main point of posting about Catholicism was to correct what I felt were some misconceptions about Catholicism...Like her I find myself to be a pretty simple Christian..I don't have tons of scriptures memorized , I don't know the Catechism like the back of my hand. I have a few simple beliefs which I feel are the most inmportant to know as a Catholic and the rest I am actively trying to learn....I've been witnessing a LOT of Anti-Catholic sentimism on quite a few of the Christian blogs I had started reading...I mentioned this few days ago in my Disappointed post. It's really gotten me thinking about my Faith. I dont really feel I have the knowledge and strength at this time to refute most of these bloggers or to defend Catholicism properly on their blogs..so I've mostly just kept quiet in order not to ive them more ammo for their arguements against us. But I o feel that I do need to start sharing more about my faith..and do what I can to dispel some of the misunderstandings other have about Catholicism and some of the outright lies...as I said earlier I'm not an expert apologetic...there are a lot of things even I haven't taken the time to really understand about my own faith. I am a cradle Catholic who like many others just took much of what I was taught at face value and for many years didn't question it.....I did go thru a period where I started to question and really look into what it is we are called to believe...I even went thru my own 'anti-Catholic" period where I denounced the Church for things I had misunderstood...so I can certainly understand how, many non-Catholic Christians have a hard time with our beliefs and practices..the more I questioned the more I began to have faith in the Catholic church. and what it TRULY teaches..I think unfortunately many Catholics really don't take the time to really learn what it is the Church teaches...

3 comments:

miss*R said...

hello Maggii((a hug of support)) - I am a convert Catholic (16years ago) - love the catholic faith with passion, the tradition etc. I go to Mass as often as I can, I keep the Holy days, I light candles etc,etc. I don't know the scripture and I don't know the catechism either - but I know but is in my heart. I am also a 'hedgewitch' - (and yes, a person who believes in God can still follow the olde religion or green witchery.) I too, get sad when people 'bag out' the Catholic faith without really knowing it - especially when it comes to the Saints. fundamental christians are the worst & I try to stay away from them & their blogs.... much love, blessings & bliss xo Robyn

Amelia said...

Hi Maggii!
I'm a convert, too (Tiber Swim Team of '99)! I have found a lot of Cradle Catholics who aren't well versed in the "whys and wherefores" of the Faith. For example, my boss is a Cradle Catholic and he did not realize that the Catholic Bible has 72 books in the OT while the Prot. Bible only has 66. The good thing is that you have so many resources at your fingertips! Catholic.com is a great website to find information about the faith. Scripturecatholic.com is, too. And for every anti-Catholic blog out there you will find another blog that supports the Catholic Faith as (if not more so) strongly as the others oppose it. Knowledge about the Faith isn't something you either do or don't have. I find that it's really fun to learn about the Faith as well as being an afirmation as to why it's the True Faith. Come by my blog and check it out! We can learn more together!
Amelia

Maggii said...

thank you both for the support

I checked out your blog Amelia, and I really got a lot out of it...you have a really good grasp of the truth.... one good thing that has come about out of all this..is that I've found a few really great Catholic bloggers..and some really nice non Catholic bloggers...I'm also seeing that the readers of that 'other" blog.( the one you've mentioned in your posts..which is one of the same ones that i've been talking about)don't ALL fall for her views hook line and sinker ....

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