|This site is dedicated to the Gospel message of Christian unity through education and understanding.|
In the Gospel of St. John, Chapter 17, just after the celebration of the first Eucharistic Sacrifice but before His passion and death, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, prayed with His apostles that all those who come to believe in Him because of them would be united as He and the Father are united.
If unity is the will of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, then why is it that Christians can not resolve what divides them?
The answer is simple. As a community, and as individuals, we are not doing the will of the Father. Rather, we have chosen to do our own will!
With each additional person that claims to have direct inspiration from the Holy Spirit to teach and interpret sacred scripture, the Christian community ends up with one more stumbling block to the goal of Christian unity.
The Catholic Church is the only Church that claims the authority to interpret sacred scripture and to teach on matters of faith and morals without error. From its foundation on St. Peter up through the current Pope, John Paul II, the ultimate authority of the "Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven" given by Jesus Christ have rested with the Catholic Church - and nowhere else!
The information contained in this site is presented in the hopes that many of the misunderstandings that Catholics and non-Catholics have about the faith as handed down by the Apostles and the Catholic Church can be cleared up; thereby fostering the Christian unity for which Christ prayed.
Dr. Scott Hahn & Jeff Cavins
Catholic Apologetics - "Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame." (1 Peter 3:15-16)
The Catholic Answer Book - If you have specific questions about Catholic teachings and practices, take a look at this information. You can order The Catholic Answer Book in hard copy or on diskette from Our Sunday Visitor.
Reference Materials - This link provides you with access to articles and letters that I have begun to accumulate that cover topics related to apologetics as well as other issues of interest to Catholics.
|Recent Additions To The Reference Materials List|
|06/02/2000||My Catholic Faith - Under Construction|
In his 1980 Encyclical Letter on the Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist, Dominicae cenae, Pope John Paul II teaches us that "Adoration of Christ in this Sacrament of love must also find expression in various forms of Eucharistic devotion: personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, hours of adoration, periods of exposition - short, prolonged and annual (Forty Hours) - Eucharistic benediction, Eucharistic processions, Eucharistic Congresses."
His teaching goes on to say "The encouragement and deepening of the Eucharistic worship are proofs of that authentic renewal which the Council (Vatican II) set itself as an aim and of which they are the central point."
Are you interested in helping to re-vitalize this devotion to the Blessed Sacrament in your own Parish? You can obtain information about establishing Eucharistic Adoration in your Parish and information on the work that is being done to promote Eucharistic Adoration in the United States as well as throughout the world. You can also download DOS based software for tracking the hours of coverage at your parish to assist you in maintaining a smooth running program. This program can run from either DOS or Windows.