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is understandable that those who believe they have 'found Christ' in a
non-Catholic 'Christian' religion would hesitate to convert if they
thought they would somehow 'lose Christ' upon becoming Catholic. The
reality is, however, that those who convert to Christ's true Church, the
Catholic Church, will not lose, but will only gain - and will, in fact,
truly 'find Christ' (literally, in the Holy Eucharist!).
note that anything that is true in a non-Catholic 'Christian' religion
is not put aside upon becoming Catholic, but rather more truth
(the full truth!) is gained. As a Catholic you will still have a Bible
(the full, uncorrupted version) and will still believe in Jesus, in His
redemption of man, Christ's Divinity, the Trinity, the Love of God, etc.
In fact, anything that exists in your non-Catholic 'Christian' religion
that is true was actually inherited from the Catholic Church, and will
not be put aside upon conversion to the Catholic Church.
of the many benefits to be had upon converting to Christ's true Church -
the Catholic Church - include...
The Holy Eucharist - Christ's true flesh and blood! Christ Himself
makes an appearance in every Mass!
Enjoying the "most personal relationship possible with
Christ"! How can one possibly have more personal relationship with Christ
than the consuming of His very flesh? "As two pieces of wax fused together make up one, so he who
receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him
and he is in Christ." (St. Cyril of Alexandria, Doctor of the
The complete, uncorrupted bible - no missing or corrupted books!
Doctrinal clarity and doctrinal certainty - not to mention sound
A final authority, gifted with infallibility, to resolve faith and morals issues.
The ability to receive forgiveness of all your sins by those with
God's authority (and power) to do so (see Jn. 20:23).
Abundant graces (especially through the Sacraments).
Comfort in the knowledge that one's Christian religion is the same
as that practiced by the earliest Christians, tracing right back
An enriched lifestyle which rejects sinful practices (e.g. contraception,
divorce, abortion, etc.).
By converting, you
Entering Christ's one and only true Church - the only Church in the
established by Christ (see Mt. 16:18).
Entering the only Church which Christ has promised will remain until the end of
time (see Mt. 16:18).
Entering the only Church with the keys to the kingdom of heaven (see Mt.
Following Christ in the very way He Himself established - and therefore
Entering the only Church which - through God's protection - cannot succumb to
the sinful / abhorrent practices consonant with modern mentality (e.g. women
toleration of abortion and divorce, etc.).
Entering the only true Church whose teachings trace back to Christ and the Apostles.
Entering the only true Church which can trace its origin back 2,000 years,
directly to Christ Himself.
Entering the only true Church which can lawfully dispense all of Christ's
"Led on a path to ever-increasing faith."
Joining hundreds of millions of others in believing Christ's revealed truths.
Joining a great number of others who have come to realize that the
Catholic Church is God's true Church (including many former Protestant 'ministers').
United in faith with all (orthodox) Catholics throughout the world.
Encouraged to honor Jesus' blessed Mother [and your mother! (see Rv.
Able to appreciate the Communion of the Saints - including enjoying the
assistance of many wonderful and powerful friends in heaven.
Able to take advantage of indulgences, thereby remitting punishment due
Able to take advantage of the many sacramentals which may enrich your
faith life and raise your mind to God.
Able to take advantage of the Church's patrimony of time-tested prayers,
sacred music, spiritual exercises, theological works, devotions, etc.
Able to enjoy the Church's rich and inspiring history of martyrs, saints, miraculous
intercessions, heroic achievements, etc.
Truly accepting Christ (Lk. 10:16: "Whoever listens to you listens
to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects
the one who sent me.").
Truly following the path of the commandments - remember that Jesus says
if you love Him you will keep His commandments, and that if you keep His
commandments you will remain in His love...
Jn. 14:15: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments."
"Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him."
"If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love."
Jn. 5:3: For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments.
Jn. 1:6: For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments
No longer rejecting the oral traditions (see 2 Thes. 2:15).
No longer following a religion of man.
No longer following heresy (see Ti. 3:10-11).
No longer following a "false religion which ultimately flows from
the father of lies, the devil". Think your 'church' can't
possibly stem from the father of lies because it teaches some truths
(e.g. regarding Jesus)? You should understand that "This is the
contrivance of the Devil, ever to mix error with truth." (St. John
Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church)
Finally becoming truly biblical!
Put on the true path of salvation! "All who wish to reach salvation
outside the [Catholic] Church are mistaken as to the way and are engaged
in a futile effort." (Pope Leo XIII) Note: For more information
on the necessity of being Catholic for salvation, click
Able to "Have your appetite for God finally be satisfied, as much as
possible on earth" - "A soul cannot be eternally satisfied with
kindness, and a soothing murmur, and the singing of hymns."
(Benson) - God, therefore, has left the Eucharist - His own
Tending towards perfect love of God - "[T]he
will cannot tend to God with perfect love, unless the intellect
possesses right faith about Him." (St. Thomas Aquinas,
Doctor of the Church and "greatest theologian in the history of
Able to finally enjoy true peace and joy.
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will no longer have to...
Wonder what is true / feel uncertain about doctrinal matters.
Explain away certain passages of the bible that contradict man-made
Be misled on what is required for salvation.
Be entrapped by dangerous errors.
Put up with inherent disunity, half-truths, and error.
Constantly switch denominations to find one that suits your fancy.
Be part of a rebellion against Christ's true Church (even if it was unintentional on
you are involved in your present 'church' in various groups and philanthropic activities,
do not fear! There are many worthy groups and philanthropic activities
in the Catholic Church -
the very Church that "civilized the world" and brought aid to the poor
for hundreds and hundreds of years before your present 'church' was ever
even thought of.
If you are still
reluctant to convert because your present religion is so familiar or comfortable,
you should think carefully of the dire consequences of failing to do
God's will. If you choose to remain in your error, you will have no one
to blame but yourself. Remember that "It is a fearful thing to fall
into the hands of the living God." (Heb. 10:31)
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now, Venerable Brethren, permit Us to close this letter by
addressing to you these words of Moses: 'If any man be on the
Lord's side, let him join with me.' (Ex. 32:26)" (Pope St.
Pius X, "Acerbo Nimis", 1905 A.D.)
wealth, nor honors, nor vanity can make a man happy during his
life on earth, but only attachment to the service of God, when we
are fortunate enough to realize that and carry it out
properly." (St. John Vianney)
receive God's light and recognize what God wants of us and yet not
do it is a great offense against the majesty of God. Such a soul
deserves to be completely forsaken by God. It resembles Lucifer
who had great light, but did not do God's will." (St.
branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine;
but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from
the root?" (St. Augustine, Doctor of the Church)
gift of God either to individuals or to nations is greater than to
receive by His grace the Catholic faith, and having received it,
to keep it with perseverance. This gift contains an abundance of
other gifts by means of which individual persons receive both
eternal happiness in heaven and greatness and prosperity for their
state on earth." (Pope Leo XIII, "Quod Multum",
long sought after, tardily found, desire of the eyes, joy of the
heart, the truth after many shadows, the fullness after many
foretastes, the home after many storms, come to her poor
wanderers, for she it is and she alone, who can unfold the meaning
of your being and the secret of your destiny. She alone can open
to you the gate of heaven and put you on your way." (Cardinal
Newman, Catholic Convert)
man may legitimately do what God has forbidden nor leave undone
what God has commanded by claiming that he does so according to
his own private understanding of what reverence or devotion
requires. For this would be an imprudent devotion, and an
irreverent reverence, and not at all a proper humility. It is
instead only an unrecognized pride to stand stubbornly against
God's will and to disobey His pleasure." (St. Thomas More)
to the Holy Roman Church, your mother and the head and teacher of
all the churches. The source of religion comes from her. The rock
of faith and the fount of priestly unity resides here, as well as
the teaching of uncorrupted truth. We desire nothing more and find
nothing more pleasant than to serve the glory of God with you and
to work for the protection and the propagation of the Catholic
faith. We want to save souls for whom We would willingly offer Our
lives if necessary." (Pope Benedict XIV, "Ubi
Primum", 1710 A.D.)
those about to come back to their most loving Mother [the Church]
(not yet fully known, or culpably abandoned) should perceive that
their return involves, not indeed the shedding of their blood (at
which price nevertheless the Church was bought by Jesus Christ),
but some lesser trouble and labor, let them clearly understand
that this burden has been laid on them not by the will of man but
by the will and command of God. They may thus, by the help of
heavenly grace, realize and feel the truth of the divine saying,
'My yoke is sweet and my burden light' (Matt. xi., 30)."
(Pope Leo XIII, "Satis Cognitum", 1896 A.D.)
ask each and every one of them to correspond to the interior
movements of grace, and to seek to withdraw from that state in
which they cannot be sure of their salvation. For even though by
an unconscious desire and longing they have a certain relationship
with the Mystical Body of the Redeemer, they still remain deprived
of those many heavenly gifts and helps which can only be enjoyed
in the Catholic Church... We wait for them with open and
outstretched arms to come not to a stranger's house, but to their
own, their father's home." (Pope Pius XII, "Mystici
Coporis Christi", 1943 A.D.)
see, if any of you is asked whether he loves God, he replies in
total confidence and certainty of mind: 'I do love Him.' But at
the very beginning of the reading you heard what Truth says: 'If
anyone loves Me, he will keep my word.' The proof of love,
therefore, is the demonstrability of works. Hence the same John
can say in his Epistle: 'Anyone who says, 'I love God', and does
not keep His commands is a liar.' We truly love God if we
subordinate our desires to His commands. For anyone who has been
abandoning himself to his own illicit desires certainly does not
love God, because he gainsays God in his own will." (Pope St.
Gregory I the Great, Doctor of the Church, 6th century A.D.)
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