Why are you Catholic? Whenever I run into someone new who finds out about my faith, this inevitably comes up. I always state that the reason is "common sense." This might seem a cop-out. I intend to prove otherwise with this blog.
Why is Catholicism ultimately a common-sense faith? Because only Catholicism truly has the appreciation of human nature and of man's purpose. The other religions, faiths, and worldviews, from one side or the other, portray a false view of who man is, and what he is supposed to be. As a result, they devise these highly complex philosophies about man and his responsibility. These abstract thoughts seldom make any real sense when one sits down to discover them.
Whether it be the teachings on faith, culture, doctrine, Catholicism approaches things with an easy understanding. Common-sense need not mean "simple." Indeed, the message of Catholicism, when properly understood, is one of the most challenging ever issued to mankind. Yet since she has an intimate understanding of human nature, her sentiments truly are "common-sense."
Monday, May 31, 2010
New blog: "Common Sense Catholicism"
"Common Sense Catholicism" is a new project by long-time Catholic blogger Kevin Tierney. From his introduction: