Welcome To Catholic Truth.ca
My Purpose and Mission For CT.ca
To help promote the various resources available online that will help guide those who wish to learn more about the Catholic faith. Through the different methods of study, it is hoped that one can come to a better understanding of what the Catholic Church really teaches and why.
There exist many misconceptions and faulty interpretations of Catholic doctrines and traditions.
It is with this in mind that gives great importance to the reality of the truth found within the Catholic Church.
The first step, I believe would be to establish the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. Once a person recognizes this authority, then the rest just logically and historically makes sense.
To help establish the origin of this authority we can do so by studying Catholic apologetics. Apologetics is a system of explaining and defending our faith. With the knowledge gained, and biblically supporting this teaching authority, we can then learn with confidence and certitude, that what the church teaches regarding doctrines and traditions is the absolute truth.
As christians, we all want to know were the truth really can be found.
You may ask yourself, how do we do this? this question can be aswered by Christ himself by his declaration to Peter,
(Mt:16 v 18,19) "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Furthermore; Jesus Great Commision and instruction to the apostles,
(Mt:28 v 18,20) "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
This truth and the authority to preach and teach the word of God was given to St. Peter and the apostles by Christ himself, to build up his church. The Catholic church can solely claim this authority through apostolic succession to our present day Pope the 268'th heir to the chair of St. Peter, the Vicar of Christ and Bishop of Rome, and all the bishops and priests till the end of the age.
Unfortunately, the Protestant reformation occured some 1500 years after the death of Christ. This protest of the church was initiated by Martin Luther and others, which resulted in some heretical teaching, and the total rejection of the authority of the Bishop of Rome.
The doctrine of Sola Scriptura (the bible alone as sole rule of authority) is one of the best examples of how a false doctrine can create havoc among believers. This man made doctrine created by Marin Luther gives each reader the right to interpret the bible with their own individual understanding, which can result in a diminished reality of the whole truth contained in the gospels.
When an individuals interpretation of the Holy scriptures differs from another, how can they claim to have the correct understanding of what they had just read?
With over 40,000 Christian denominations and each having differing traditions, doctrines, and interpretations of the bible in some manner, how can they claim to have the fullness of truth? It is simply just not possible.
The bible does tell us where to find the truth: 1 Timothy 3:15 - "If I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth".
Therefore the bible, the word of God tells us that the church is the upholder of the truth and not the bible alone. As Catholics we have the bible and the church, the church having the authority given to her by Christ to preach and teach the truths contained within the Word of God; the Bible.
This site is dedicated to the many apologists for their tremendous work in helping to educate and defend the teaching of the Catholic Church and her Magisterium (teaching authority).
Some quick facts
-The Catholic Church is the original church founded by Jesus Christ and that it contains the fullness of truth.
-Peter (the 1st Pope) was the foundation upon which the church was built (Mt:16 v 18,19)
-Apostolic succession from Peter to our present day pope and bishops.
-Nothing in the bible is in contradiction with the Catholic church
-Nothing the Catholic church teaches contradicts the bible
-The fact the bible is a Catholic book, the contents of which were inspired through the work of the holy spirit upon the church fathers.
-The only church to hold steadfast the teachings of Jesus Christ and proclaimed by the apostles and their successors for over 2000 years
These examples are just a few of the truth's that can be found when you dig deeper into the history and teaching of the Catholic Church.
Jesus says “and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free”(John 8 v 32)
Comments and Suggestions are always welcome.
Tim Lauriault - email@example.com