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Knowledge of the Faith

  /   Saturday February 21, 2004  

A frequent topic on my blog has been the general lack of knowledge of the Catholic faith among the members of the Church. This has been a problem that has been evident to me even before I was baptized. I remember going to “relgion class” for the first time when I was a sophomore in high school. I was expecting to be lost among a bunch of my classmates who were much more advanced that I was. To my surprise, I found that I knew more than they did. Don’t even get me started on the Biblical illiteracy. One student said point blank “I don’t read the Bible much.”

I have long hoped to help bring the Catholic Faith to my generation, especially to those who do not know it. I have sometimes had the chance to discuss it. I find that many who are either barely in the Church or who have fallen away have some real obstacles in their minds to a deep and living faith. The most common one is the worldly sense of relativism that so pervades our culture. The sad part of this is that this relativism is rarely applied solely to other people. In other words, if it doesn’t really matter “which religion you are,” then neither does it matter if you practice the faith and integrate it with your life.

Anyway, I have thought that I would do some teaching, but the opportunities for me have been few and far between. Maybe someday the Lord will open the door. In the meantime, I have a lot of work to do on my own faith life. At this point, he had brought back some of my old fascinations. Desktop publishing has been a favorite of mine. I had a newspaper creation program on my first computer when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Now, I have big toys like Adobe InDesign CS. This, as well as the Frassati Society Web Page that I put together, have given me a chance to help other people find our group that I hope will bear fruit.

By the way, check out this PDF flyer that I made.

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