Telling Our Story (C19O3)
I’m not much of a salesman but I find that I can promote how awesome Wisconsin, cheese curds, packers, Hogan Heroes, the United States. We as Catholics have an even better story of history for where we are and yet we don’t talk about that and that has consequences.
“The reason the Christian faith doesn’t matter to so many of our young people is that—too often—it didn’t really matter to us. Not enough to shape our lives. Not enough for us to suffer for it” (Strangers in a Strange Land by Chaput, p.7)
The Catholic church has done so much out of following Jesus Christ and his mission of salvation through his Church, sacraments, prayer, charity, and love.
My mistake on Francis Bacon, was not a Franciscan priest. Roger Bacon was a Franciscan priest who contributes to the scientific method (https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/scientific-experiments/scientific-method3.htm). I had misread that. Francis Bacon was Christian an Anglican, but the point still stands that the scientific method was only possible in a Christian understanding of an ordered, intelligent world.
Galileo Controversy https://www.catholic.com/node/5525
Catholic Church is the greatest charity organization in the world. And has contributed to the whole culture and world.
Religion and faith are not private, it affects our whole life. May we tell the great story that we have and continue to affect the whole world from generation to generation in living the story. 1/27/19