Friday, February 19, 2016

Become A Grown Up Catholic

Growing in our faith is part of our responsibility as a Catholic.  There is so much information about the Catholic church out in the media, but so much of it is wrong, misdirected, and skewed.  What do we really believe?
    For example, this morning Jeraldo (Feb 19, 2016) Rivera said: "The Pope is not longer infallible."  That is a stupid statement and incorrect.  It was spoken in the context of the Holy Father's recent comment about building walls and not building bridges too.
    Infallibility refers only to the Pope's speaking about issues of faith and morals and only when he states that his statements are the official teaching of the Church.  Certainly, Jeraldo believes that he, Jeraldo, was speaking infallibly about the Pope.  Unfortunately, Jeraldo publicly displayed his ignorance.
   In any case, Catholics should be concerned about keeping up-to-date in their understanding of the faith.  Just as we grow older, we should also mature in knowing more about our faith.  There is so much at our disposal especially online.
    The parish has subscribed to a program known as FORMED.  FORMED has several series of videos, audio talks and printed materials meant to nourish our faith and our practice of the faith.  There is no commitment, nothing that you have to do except GO AND LOOK.  The website is simple:

In the middle of the page, there is a question: "Does your parish already have Formed?"  Then, there is a spot for your code.  The parish code is RQAKJ8.
Just enter the code, hit the enter button.  Then, you can register.  It is 100% free to use.  There is a wealth of videos and information just waiting for you to watch and enjoy.  Check it out and become a Grown Up Catholic.

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