I am Catholic because of the witness of Catholics, especially the witness of Saint Augustine, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Thomas More, Blessed John Henry Newman, Saint Maximillian Kolbe, Saint Padre Pio, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Mother Angelica.
We had taken a Martin Luther tour while living in Germany, and instantly I wanted to know about the times before him, what happened to bring about the Reformation and why it had to occur. What were the teachings of the Church, and why was Luther so against much of it? Who were his followers, and how did they change the Church? At the time, we had no idea that this constant investigation into the Christian past would eventually lead both us into the Catholic Church.
I can’t address the ninth reason without first thanking God for the gift of loving to read, for it was through reading that I also found a reason to cross the Tiber.
The following is part of an ongoing series by Dr. Norman McCrummen. We’ll be publishing another one of his reasons every week, so stay tuned! Read previous installments: Introduction – First…