May 21, 2007

Sean's New Blog

Sean has started a new blog. The driving force behind the creation of the blog is to simply explain our reasons for joining the Catholic Church. It's no secret, of course, that we recently joined the Church (too be more specific, Sean was confirmed on Easter and Stephanie returned to the church of her childhood.)

The purpose of the blog is not for us to get on our soapbox and proclaim, "we're right and you're wrong." The purpose is simply to provide our reasons in a non-threatening way. The bottom line is that much of our family and most of our friends aren't Catholic. And it is also true that many are mystified by our decision and some may even think that we've ventured into apostasy.

Five Hundred Years ago the Church underwent a great divorce. Ever since Christians have found themselves divided. We want to focus on what we have in common. At the same time we wanted a forum to which we could at least provide a glimpse into our journey. This way we can address the giant "elephant in the room" without being confrontational.

It is not the goal to win more converts to the Catholic Church. The goal is for our friends and family to learn something about us and our Church. Our only hope is that our readers (who number in the millions...yeah right) will walk away with a more charitable view of the Catholic Church.

The blog is called, "You Are Cephas." This is a hodge podge of English and Greek and means, “You are the rock." It is taken from the gospel of Matthew Chapter 16. Sean writes under the pen name "Oso Famoso" which means “famous bear” in Spanish. Don’t ask why. We don’t know why.

The blog is first going to give a narrative of the issues that led to our journey towards Rome. When completed it will address the "issues" that most Protestants have with the Catholic Church in a very basic and surface level. We'll talk about Mary, the Pope, confession to a priest, statues...basically all the issues that we used to think were wrong with the Catholic Church.

You can find a link to the blog in our links on the right of this page.

Our story starts on the bottom of the page and each successive post is above it's predecessor. last time. This is not meant to be an affront to our friends and family who aren't Catholic. This isn't even going to be a "hooray Catholic" blog...but rather just a simple and straightforward re-telling of our story.

God Bless

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I've thought about branching out into the great wide web and doing my own blog about theos, impressions and culture...but I know that people only come to our page to read Jamison's posts.

So maybe I can comment from time to time on yours, Sean. It will be like our own treehouse guys club.

Wisdom From the Pope

“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2