Why I Remain Catholic

Photo from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Murfreesboro, TN

Photo from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Murfreesboro, TN

I remain Catholic because these words guide my life and remain with me even in the darkest of nights: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68. This Scripture passage is most realized in the Holy Eucharist in which Christ himself pours out the perfect sacrifice for us and unites us to His body, blood, soul, and divinity. To be Catholic is to have the answer to the deepest longings of the human heart, every human heart, which is the love of Christ and His Church. It is to be conformed to the Most Holy Trinity and rest in the peace that only comes from God.

I know that this is short compared to the other articles. Those of you who read my writing know that I am not known for short. The reality is that for me it is this simple, this short, and this profound. I literally have nowhere else to go. The Catholic Church is the fullness of truth and it is where Our Lord left His body, blood, soul, and divinity. There is no where else to go to be fulfilled, truly fulfilled.

Share your story and Elizabeth Scalia will add it to the discussion. You can read about her call to share the reason for our joy here. Tweet your article to her on Twitter @TheAnchoress. It doesn’t need to be long, just your honest reasons for staying Catholic in a world that would have you be anything else. Let’s share our joy with the world!

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