Why We're Catholic
And why you should be too!
As Catholics, and as parishioners of St. Joseph’s, we love our faith because it is an incredible gift from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ- and it’s the Truth.
The Catholic Church is the One true Church founded by Jesus Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit, and passed on by the Apostles. She has withstood the test of time, endured despite violent and systemic persecution, and has even survived the corruption of some of Her most powerful leaders. She remains the Holy Bride and Mystical Body of Christ that is referenced throughout the New Testament.
There is not enough bandwidth on this website to describe our love for our faith, but below are some of our favourite Catholic apologists explaining why they’re Catholic. We think you’ll find these testimonies and explanations helpful, thought-provoking, and hopefully inspiring:
Brian Holdsworth: What It Means to Be Catholic
Matthew Kelly: Ten Great Reasons to Be Catholic
Lizzie Rezay: Why I’m Becoming Catholic(from an ex-Protestant)
Mike Schmitz: Why Be Catholic and not Just Christian?
Matt Fradd: From Agnosticism to Catholicism(My Conversion Story)
Pt. 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGbLuWYhrEQ&t=1s
Pt. 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErtpVyO4kuo
If you’ve got questions or struggle with the faith, that is absolutely ok- in fact, it’s very good! We do too. We would love to help you find the answers, to point you to the most helpful resources, and ultimately witness to the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of our Faith. Please contact our parish office to meet with a member of our Pastoral team. May God bless you abundantly as you pursue Him with your whole heart.