(Part 2 of a “Top 10 list” of things we Catholics believe. For Part 1, click here…) [Read more…] about 10 Basic Catholic Beliefs: 6-10
At Mass each Sunday, following the homily, we are invited to stand and profess the Creed. In Canada, it is customary to recite the Apostle’s Creed – the shorter, older form of the creed which is thought to be the summary of faith of the Apostles. This Creed is professed in many other Christian Churches (including the line “I believe in… the holy catholic Church” – the word ‘catholic’ means ‘universal’) – and even inspired a Rich Mullins song. The longer from, the Nicene Creed developed over the first four centuries of Christianity with the major councils – helping to clarify Christian beliefs we take for granted about the Trinity and the Divinity of Christ.
What these Creeds do is take the story of our faith – unfolded with love and care throughout the Scriptures – and unfolds them as a clear, condensed formula of our faith. [Read more…] about YouCat: The Christian Profession of Faith
This post is my contribution to Brandon Vogt’s “Support a Catholic Speaker Month“, which is trying to raise awareness on some of the great speakers who travel North America helping support all the rest of us in ministry, and in building up the Church. If you follow the link, you can read about some of the other great speakers who are out there – some of whom may be speaking at an event near you… I know that Jackie Francois is coming to the Holy Trinity Parish Youth Rally in early February…
In early July, Anaphora had the privilege of providing music at the annual Catholic Family Life Conference at Lac Ste Anne, AB, a conference I once attended as a teen, and over the last few years have served in nearly every capacity possible (youth, children’s, and music ministry, as well as being an occasional speaker for the youth tents.) This year, the keynote speaker was Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio who lives just outside of Dallas, Texas with his wife and five children. He brought with him two of his children, twin sons, Anthony and Marcellino jr, who spent the weekend speaking to the youth. [Read more…] about Support a Catholic Speaker Month: Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio