Why Am I Catholic?

Courtesy of Ascension Presents YouTube Channel

As you start this New Year, it is a great time to reflect on your life and look at the foundation of your faith We are always trying to improve ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually, but sometimes to grow and move forward we have to look backwards at the reason “Why” in the first place.

When a friend asked Jackie why she was Catholic, she responded, “Because of the Eucharist.” Jesus did not tell us to remember him through song or great preaching- even though these can be good things to do to praise him. Giving his body and blood in the form of bread and wine to his disciples, he said, “Do this in memory of me.”

Paraphrasing Pope Benedict XVI, Jackie explains how receiving the Eucharist is the most intimate form of connection one can have with God and we can only receive the Eucharist in the Catholic Church.