August 28, 2008

Simple Understanding

A follow up to my post from yesterday

You don't have to know St. Augustine or quote Pope John Paul II or have read G.K. Chesterton to understand and know the BASICS of Catholic teaching and belief. Pick up a Catechism of the Catholic Church. There are even Compendium documents of individual sections if reading the entire book is too intimidating. You can even read it online

I'm by no means faulting those who have the vast knowledge of the writings of the Church Fathers and history of the Church-and can quote from either at will. God bless them! But, for those of us without the time or the ability to use that knowledge in our arsenal we can use the Catechism with the same authority and assurance.

Is Church teaching, even if you are only pulling it from your Catechism, easy? No, but it doesn't have to be overly complicated and intimidating. My Dad only knows our Faith from his Baltimore Catechism -the same one he had to memorize sections of as a child. In his simplicity, he probably knows more about our core Faith than I do-definitely more than Rep. Pelosi.

3 Comments:

Blogger Adrienne said...

Oh course your Dad knows more. Someone made him learn it unlike today when the children color pictures and sing little ditty songs....

You have an award to welcome you back. Come pick it up....

August 28, 2008 11:22 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

All I ca really say, upon further reflection, is
"How long, O Lord?"

August 28, 2008 2:23 PM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

Actually, Church teaching is very easy...because it is inherently logical.

The problem is that the art of logic has been lost in our society, and because no one knows how to think, only to propagandaize and be propagandize, they don't learn how to use logic.

Church teaching is natural law.

Pelosi simply betrayed the fact that will all her "education", she, in fact, would fail logic 101.

Alexis de Tocqueville had a description for what we would call the "C" students that make up our government...."Politicians".

August 28, 2008 8:11 PM  

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