Must you believe the Church 100% to be Catholic?
Burning Question of the Week
By Paul Dion, STL
We all believe that Lent is a time for penance, prayer and missionary zeal. It is the time giving-up some things and for giving some things too. It is a time when we hear a lot of teachings about our religion and it is the time when we pray for the people who are going to be baptized into the Catholic religion on Easter Vigil.
Since we are fast approaching that momentous day, it is important that we ask ourselves an important question about our religion and our faith. It is not a "stupid" question, nor is it an idle one. It is a question that I have been asked several times by Catechumens. I even hear it now and then from life-long Catholics who are attending Faith Growth Sessions for Adults.
We hope that all of you who read this would consider the depth and the value of the question. We want to hear your opinion about what the answer is. We are sure that you will have deep seated opinons about this one. Share them, please. We are sure that the sum of all of them will add up to the true answer.
"In order to be Catholic, do you have to believe 100% of what the Church teaches?"
Please pray over it and then chime in with your opinion. ParishWorld.net has provided a comprehensive comment. In the meantime, we will join you in the running comment exercise.
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