I have read with interest many columns in this paper about how other religions such as Islam are treated with kid gloves, as not to offend anyone, while Christians complain that their religion is fair game.
As a practicing Catholic I’ve been told that that my faith is not really Christian because we don’t use the Bible and we have graven images such as Christ on the cross and the Virgin Mary. I have also been told that praying to the Virgin Mary is heresy.
I have news for these folks. The Catholic Church cannot teach error, and we do use the Bible.
If any of these Catholic detractors would actually attend a Mass they just might understand.
We believe the Holy Eucharist is the body of Christ. When I am told that that my faith is not correct I simply reply that I am satisfied with the church Christ founded 2,000 years ago.
I am not condemning other forms of Christianity, but the Catholic Church teaches the truth.
Jesus said his church was indestructible, and 2,000 years later the Catholic faith is over 2 billion strong.
I am proud to be a part of the church that Christ started and to which all truth is preached.