13 February 2007

The Catholic understanding of things...

The Catholic faith speaks to everything. It’s not just a “me and God” way of believing, but it guides our understanding of everything around us, everything we experience and everything we read or hear about. It is a complete system of belief revealed by God through His Church. To understand the world we must apply that revelation to every situation. It’s why the Church has official representatives in virtually every country across the globe. It’s why the Holy Father speaks out about almost every subject. As Catholics we have a responsibility to know what is happening in our society and beyond. Depressing though it may be, we need to keep up with the news. Frustrating as it is, we need to be able to look beyond the bias of most reporters and see events through Catholic eyes. There is a new blog which I recommend called GeoPolitics. It’s written by Catholics, but the subjects are not always specifically Catholic. It looks at the news and it gives insights which can be helpful to us as Catholics who very much live in the world.