This site will serve 2 purposes:
First and foremost as a gathering place for others who are Catholic and who want to(or have been) defending His Bride. Anti-Catholic material is everywhere. Books, movies,websites,forums. Sometimes our own friends and family make anti Catholic comments. This anti Catholicism may be why you took up the challange. For those who come here we will take up St. Anthony as our patron. Known as the 'hammer of heretics' he was influenced by St. Francis and joined the Franciscan order.There is a biography in the links section.He is often pictured with the child Jesus. We also dedicate ourselves to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. And like St. Francis let us preach the Gospel of Jesus..use words when necessary. We'll try to approach others with patience,humility and kindness-not always easy either. We Catholics ARE human beings and because we love our faith these remarks can be very hurtful and frustrating.All we want is to share our faith.It's not always welcome.
If anyone has any ideas or
suggestions on how we could facilitate communication between each other or how we can approach apologetics we can use the guestbook,email.There is also a chat room available here. I decided not put up a message board- there's enough of those already.The next page will be a brief summary of Catholic beleifs and what are NOT Catholic beleifs.The third is links and then a final page about St. Therese of Liseux. This will be the second purpose of the site- serious or even curious inquiry into the Catholic faith.Inquiries can be directed at anyone here who notes they are interested in helping out.Please keep this civil-we get enough hostile and nasty remarks everywhere else that we tolerate for the sake of His gospel and love of His Church.
If you have any ideas that will
help or advice,comments,suggestions; please speak up! I've had the feeling for a long time that there are lot of us out there. Some of us HAVE met.My good friend "Chubba" - has done a super job of speaking up for the Church and we've gone to nearly every forum together. That's what we need! Most of us though don't seem to be in the same place at the same time. That's why this site is up! Support,prayers for each other (and others of course)and exchange of info is needed. Pax Christi! Catholic by Choice,"sarv" In case anyone is wondering why the title is "Catholic by Choice",there is a reason. How many times have you been on a forum or and been accused of being a mindless sheep, "blindly following a man(Pope)",under the control of the Church(or priest,or Pope)etc. etc. etc.? So I wanted to make it VERY clear that we are Catholic by CHOICE-not force, not coercion,not brainwashing PAGES ON THIS SITE-4 1. Catholic by Choice(intro) 2. Catholic beleifs-or what we REALLY don't beleive 3. St. Therese of The Little Flower 4. Pretty Good Company To Be In-- Sts Anthony,Francis and Therese (as well as some great links) JUST CLICK EACH *NEXT* BUTTON (from ABC's of FAITH)Bottom:an icon,of Jesus the teacher,the halo contains the words "I AM" from Jesus words,"Before Abraham came to be,I AM."
"I Am The Bread of Life"
SPECIAL NOTE RE GB:you can post anti Catholic urls-but anti Catholic remarks, insults,accusations will be cause for deletion. This site IS apologetic in nature. We put up with this everywhere else. An Anti Catholic website is one thing- a private discussion another- but comments in the GB would be seen by offended parties who would have no choice BUT to see them. They will simply not be tolerated and will be removed. You will have plenty of opportunity to make the case in any PRIVATE exchange. The welcome mat is here and we will be very accomadating-so all we ask is for this little bit of consideration. http:/ice-angel.hypermart.net