“For each one of you, as for the apostles, the encounter with the divine Teacher who calls you friends may be the beginning of an extraordinary venture: that of becoming apostles among your contemporaries to lead them to live their own experience of friendship with God, made Man, with God who has made himself my friend.” – Pope Benedict XVI
The mission of these websites is not different from the mission of any Christian Catholic. We present and defend the faith given to us by the faithful Magisterium of the Catholic Church in union with Our Roman Pontiff. We seek to form and inform the reader with sound material useful to all. This multimedia effort is aimed at helping Christians to grow in the faith and learn to defend it.
In this collective effort our community does not forget those who have received the call of God and are considering to join the Catholic Church. We hope that the conversion stories, and the life example of the saints that lived through history impulse many to seek Christ and the Church that He founded. We are here to help.
In his encyclical Redemptoris Missio, St. John Paul II expressed perfectly the task that is placed before us:
“Peoples everywhere, open the doors to Christ! His Gospel in no way detracts from man’s freedom, from the respect that is owed to every culture and to whatever is good in each religion. By accepting Christ, you open yourselves to the definitive Word of God, to the One in whom God has made himself fully known and has shown us the path to himself.
The number of those who do not know Christ and do not belong to the Church is constantly on the increase. Indeed, since the end of the Council it has almost doubled. When we consider this immense portion of humanity which is loved by the Father and for whom he sent his Son, the urgency of the Church’s mission is obvious.
On the other hand, our own times offer the Church new opportunities in this field: we have witnessed the collapse of oppressive ideologies and political systems; the opening of frontiers and the formation of a more united world due to an increase in communications; the affirmation among peoples of the gospel values which Jesus made incarnate in his own life (peace, justice, brotherhood, concern for the needy); and a kind of soulless economic and technical development which only stimulates the search for the truth about God, about man and about the meaning of life itself.” (Redemptoris Missio, 3.)
“God is opening before the Church the horizons of a humanity more fully prepared for the sowing of the Gospel. I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad gentes. No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples.” (Redemptoris Missio, 3.)
The urgency of this call cannot be ignored. All Christians today are asked to live and act like the Christians of the early centuries of the Church. It is our duty one more time to be the salt of the earth, to give life to this dying world through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our culture has lost the way and is teetering dangerously close to the abyss of extinction.
Our work must follow the perfect example of Our Blessed Mother who was the first glimmer of light shining in the dark night of a decaying ancient world.
We can’t waste any time.