That is a question that we all ask ourselves from time to time. Catholicism is not simply a family custom that is handed down from one generation to another. It is not just a cultural or religious movement. It is not smply a box we check on a hospital registration card. No, Catholicism is much more than that.
People will oftentimes say something like "I used to be Catholic, but now I am Baptist". This is not possible because baptism leaves an indelible mark upon your soul. Once you are baptized Catholic, you are always Catholic. If you leave the Church, you would be a non-practicing Catholic, but you are still Catholic.
So why would we want to embrace (or practice) our Catholicism or convert to Catholicism? For each of us, there are probably many different reasons. There are so many wonderful, beautiful and holy aspects to our faith tradition, that it can be hard to pick and choose. You can click the "Catholics Once and Again" button for the top 5 reasons people return to the Church. Another great way to explore the riches of our faith is to go to one of our Catholic Apologetics seminars where John Eldridge (a wise and dynamic presenter) can address many common questions and concerns. You can start getting answers right now by going to one of the many excellent websites like www.catholic.com.
Ultimately, your search for meaning and purpose will be rooted in your personal relationship and experience of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, you will be discover God's will for you life and help you to become the very best version of yourself. Our Catholic Community is here to journey with you and to pray for blessings and fulfillment upon you and your loved ones! When it is all said and done, perhaps a better question is "Why not Catholic?"
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