"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)
Monday, January 24, 2011
The First Post
Welcome to the first post of this blog. The intention of this blog is to serve as a resource for Catholics in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and the surrounding areas. More specifically, it will hopefully be a local guide to the unchanging truth of the Catholic Church in teaching and practice. It does not bear any bishop's imprimatur, nor is associated with the Diocese of Hamilton, any parish, order, or lay association. However, it will make every effort to state authentic Church teaching and factual historical events. Being Catholic isn't easy, but it is simple if you know how.
Posted by Kitchener Waterloo Traditional Catholic at 11:50 AM