Why I Obey the Church:
Christ’s Catholic Church is the only infallible communicator of moral and divine truthsFranciszek Smuglewicz (1745-1807), “St. Thomas” BLOGS | FEB. 19, 2018 Why I Obey the Church Christ’s Catholic Church is the only infallible communicator of moral and divine truths By Shaun McAfee
Are you a convert? Why did you join the Church?
Are you a “cradle catholic”? Why are you still with the Church?
It’s an important question we should all consider. Not only in order to be prepared for the inevitable question from friends, family and acquaintances, but also for some self-reflection. Chances are, the answer might have changed over time.
Sure, your initial reason for joining or making that life-long commitment to stay with the Church was on the basis of something divisible, something concrete. It might have been sparked by the reality of the Eucharist, or a love for the liturgy. But as time as gone on, and you’ve become more appreciative of your catholicity, you might dig even deeper. What aboutthe Eucharist? What about the liturgy was it? The Eucharist, yes, is the “summit and source” of our faith, but even this reality derives from an even bigger reality: authority. Right? Without the authority of Christ, we wouldn’t have the Eucharist through the hands and words of priests. Even deeper, I think we can go. It can even be backed up to personhood. Christ’s authority is derived from who he is as a person: a person of the Holy Trinity.