Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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What is a Christian?
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
You have to be either a Catholic or a Christian. You can’t be both.
Christian means “follower of Christ.” A Catholic is a follower of Christ and a baptized member of the one body of believers that St. Paul spoke of…
For in one spirit we were all baptized into one body.”
1 Corinthians 12:13
To be fully Christian is to be Catholic because it is the faith established by Jesus and the one to which he gave his authority. In the Catholic Church we find (is the deposit of) the fullness of the Christian faith.
Other References: Eph 4:4-5; Phil 2:2; Jn 17:17-23; Rom 12:5
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.