Why The Catholic Church Is Always Unstoppable.


The Catholic church you see today is one of the biggest church in the world with an estimated population of over 1.1 Billion members, which make it the largest church in the whole universe with about 50.1% Christian members in the world.

The Catholic church was the First Church ever on earth, which was originally originated from St Peters who is one of Jesus disciples. The Catholic Church as existed for thousands of years before every one of us here was born, but yet people don't get pleased with the way the Catholic church carry out the form of their worship. That is why today, many Christians are living the Catholic church. But the question here is that does any form of worship matters in our Christian faith today? The answer is No. Because as long as you are a true believer, it doesn't matter what form of worship your church perform, in as much as you truly believe in God and abide in all his teachings, that's what really matters.

Below down here are some of the main reasons why the Catholic church is Unstoppable no matter the bad things people keep saying about them.

1. The Eucharist

The Eucharist is our number one reason because Jesus is our number one reason for being Catholic. We believe the Eucharist IS Jesus. We take seriously Jesus’ words in the gospel of John: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink” (John 6:54-55). We follow Jesus’ command at the Last Supper to celebrate the Eucharist: “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me” (Luke 22:19). Jesus’ sacrifice, his self-gift on the cross, continues to be made present in the celebration of the Mass, where through the Eucharist we receive Jesus himself and are brought into union with God and communion with one another.

2. Sacraments

We believe the Sacrament of Baptism is our entry into the life of Christ (John 3:5), as do many Christians. We also celebrate six other sacraments, each based on Sacred Scripture and given to us by Jesus Christ. With each sacrament, it is Christ who acts through the Spirit. It is Christ’s body we receive in the Eucharist (Matthew 26:26); Christ’s touch we feel when sealed in the Spirit at Confirmation (John 20:22); Christ’s words of forgiveness we hear in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Luke 5:21); Christ’s healing we experience in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (Mark 8:22-25); Christ’s blessing voiced at the Sacrament of Matrimony (Mark 10:9); and Christ’s ministerial service given in the Sacrament of Holy Orders (John 13:15). When celebrating a sacrament, we are touched by Jesus. By God’s grace, we become what we receive and are strengthened for the journey.

3. Catholic Social Teaching

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: “The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.” Catholic social teaching may be, as some say, the best-kept secret of the Church. The foundation of Catholic social teaching is the dignity of the human person and the sacredness of each human life—as made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27). Catholic social teaching, based on the Gospel, commits us to working on behalf of each human person, especially the least of our brothers and sisters (Matthew 25:40). Catholic social teaching challenges us to participate in service and advocacy. The members of the Catholic Church, the largest charitable organization in the world, serve in hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps, schools, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and nursing homes.

4. Prayer & Devotions

With all Christians we pray the Our Father, but we also have many other prayers and devotions—2000 years’ worth! We pray the Hail Mary, based on the Gospel of Luke: “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28). Many of the faithful pray the rosary, which is a meditation on the life of Christ. Besides Holy Mass, the Church prays daily the Liturgy of the Hours, which contains prayers, Scripture, and hymns in order to praise God and to intercede for all people, day and night. Our sacred, beautiful devotions include blessing ourselves with the sign of the cross, ashes on our forehead to begin Lent, and walking the footsteps of Jesus with the Stations of the Cross.

5. Universal Church

The word “catholic” means universal. The Catholic Church, established by Jesus Christ, is meant for all people for all times. The Mass is the same celebration—same prayers, same Scripture, same Eucharist—whether celebrated in Italy, Syria, India, Congo, the Philippines, Mexico, Burma, the United States or Argentina. We value diversity and the rich expressions of our faith. We welcome all people—no matter one’s race, language, culture, country, or economic status. We welcome you!


 



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