The Fullness of Faith

Check a convert from Evangelicalism’s thrill at discovering the richness of Catholicism in the final comment on this post.

About Fr. Dwight Longenecker
  • kkollwitz

    A couple of years ago my 6th Grade catechism class had a relics lecture in church taught by one of our priests. At the end of the instruction, Father displayed & described his collection of saints’ relics, some who were obscure, some whom the kids knew. I was surprised at how thoroughly absorbed the kids were by these bits of real saints long gone, and how, in general, the physical aspects of faith are so important.

  • Nan

    Three years ago my daughter was working in a day care center run by a protestant church. Near Easter she was reading the story of the resurrection to her class and afterwards explained that because Jesus rose we can expect to rise too. Now these were 3 and 4 yr olds,they wouldn’t be expected to be fully formed in faith but they all knew most of the Gospels and prayed in their families and churches. All of them were amazed. “Our bodies will rise?!” It disconcerted my daughter, who came home questioning that maybe she had crossed some ecumenical sensitivity line- that only Catholics believe this. Our family discussion ended in saying that any church that affirms the Apostles Creed or the Nicean Creed would be holding this belief. Probably its just not on the firist level of preaching/faith.The discussion made me pay more attention to the physical part of our faith and has blessed me by allowing me to appreciate more the “body” as well as the “soul.” And I have become more aware of how rarely I hear about anything non-spiritual in my church. It reminds me of some other comment I read recently about the need to keep nourishing your life with good reading.Thanks for the great blog.Nan