Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Importance of Relics

Jeremy Tate over at Called To Communion has an excellent story of his discovery of a fragment of the True cross . Initially he was skeptical,  but his daughter's reaction to seeing this changed his heart in a beautiful way. Relics are important because they put us in material touch with a true historic event and can bolster our faith. Are there phony relics? Sure! Are there phony religions? Sure! But as Jeremy points out, a fake relic doesn't negate the reality that there are true ones just as much heretical religions don't negate the truth of the real Church.

 "This is because every relic is connected to Christ, the divine made physical. Every relic lifts the fog of unbelief because every relic offers its own concrete testimony to Christ’s redemptive work in this world."


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