Simplicity

The Simple Catholic Snapshots:

Simple        NOT…    Complex

  • The Gospel Message Can Seem Impossibly Complex, Almost Overwhelming At Times
  • Most People are Not Trained Theologians or Clergy
  • Most People Just Need the Simple Truth
  • God’s Truth is Universal
  • The Goal of SimpleCatholicTruth is to Present that Gospel Message in Simple and Relevant Terms for Everyone to Understand.

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Be Smart, Christian Voters

In case you haven’t noticed we are in the middle of another three-ring Presidential election. You can rest assured – Simple Catholic Truth will never pretend to be a source of political commentary or opinion. We will leave that for the professional, unbiased talking heads that try to fill our heads each day.

However, as Catholic Christians we must stay informed as voters because like it or not, the people we elect will shape the moral and spiritual character of our nation for generations. With the idea of becoming a better participant in the election process, I thought it appropriate to forward this interesting video that I recently ran across. This short 10 minute video presents in simple terms the differences in various forms of governments and where the American system fits in.

Most important, it gives some insight as to how you and I, as informed voting citizens, play such an critical role.  Enjoy.

 

Parents and Grandparents Beware: Our Youth are Being Hacked

Let there be no confusion: There is a cultural war raging in our country and the weapon of mass destruction being used against our teens and Smartphoneyoung adults in particular is the smartphone. Of course, these devices can be incredibly useful in communicating, doing research, finding treasures of information, even navigating our cars. But, we can not afford to turn a blind eye to the enormous dangers that come with such instant global access.

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Launch of Simple Catholic Truth

Hello and Welcome to Simple Catholic Truth (SCT).

The internet is full of fabulous resources for discovering and enriching our faith experience. The problem, at least for me, is that many of these sources, be they blogs or books or articles, are written by super-educated theologians, philosophers or counselors. I sometimes have difficulty grasping the essence of the message and often get very frustrated. Now of course, there is the time and place for detailed university-level type discourse, but for most of us, most of the time, all we really need is to see the forest, not the minute details of trees.

Therefore, this blog is my attempt to present the wonderful message of the Gospel in terms that I believe most people can understand and embrace. I’ll be posting on subjects ranging from theology, Scripture, social issues, liturgy and Church history. I expect that the comments and responses to my writings will begin dialog leading us all to a richer and more intimate relationship with Christ. If you have any topic in particular you would like addressed, please contact me and I’ll do my best to respond.

My positions and viewpoints in SCT will obviously reflect my beloved Catholic faith and I realize that many will disagree. However, the intent is not to necessarily change anyone’s mind, but to just communicate clearly what is believed and why. Clarity in thought must precede agreement and simple clarity is the goal of SCT.

All comments, including those from differing viewpoints are most welcome. I firmly believe that if we surround ourselves and talk only with people that we agree with then intellectual and spiritual growth can be stunted.

I expect to deepen my own faith thru this blog, both from the necessity to compose my thoughts into written form but to also receive comments, pro and con, and engage in useful dialog.

Enjoy Simple Catholic Truth and I look forward to hearing from you in the comments sections.

Blessings

Tom