The Catholic Church is unlike any other organization on earth. In fact, it is more accurate to call the Church an “organism” – a living body: Christ’s body.
Why be Catholic?
To become Catholic is to become part of His body – a process that begins with Baptism and continues forever. Being Catholic in today’s world provides great challenges and opportunities for personal growth and self-awareness, and also a solid foundation for a life of community and relationship with God.
Eight Good Reasons for Being Catholic
Becoming CatholicSelected from AmericanCatholic.org, here are eight great reasons to be Catholic.
An optimistic view of creation
A universal vision
A holistic outlook
A communal spirit
A profound sense of history
A respect for human knowledge
Parishes welcome new members into the Catholic Church through a process of education, faith sharing, and rituals known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).