During the eighteen years that Father Paul Key (previous Chaplain of St. Mary's Catholic Campus Ministry) was a Presbyterian pastor, so many reasons came to his attention for the Catholic Church being the best and the true Church that he had to convert in mid-career. His conscience demanded this change. Later, he recognized it to be necessary to preserve my sense of pastoral integrity and to avoid spiritual death. The pages on the left share with you the ninety-five reasons which Father Paul identified for becoming, or remaining Catholic. They demonstrate that the Catholic Church:
Is the most accurately Biblical of all Christian groups
Is the most intellectually honest and the most historically accurate
Exhibits an excellent, practical environment for ministry
Maintains the deepest, most profound spirituality
Most truly represents the essentials of sin and salvation
Has the most coherent doctrine concerning sex, marriage and the family
Puts it all together in the Mass, the celebration of the Eucharist.
These reasons as a whole exhibit a compelling vision for a whole-hearted, full time commitment to the service of Christ in the Roman Catholic Church, either for single or those who are married, for clergy, religious, or laity. Furthermore, such involvement is the key not only to personal spiritual growth, but to the health and stability of the entire social order.
copyright Paul R. Key 1998
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