Conference @ St George's Cathedral
Basing itself on scripture and tradition, Vatican II teaches that the Church is necessary for salvation since Christ, the one mediator and way of salvation, is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mk. 16:16; Jn. 3:5), and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which is entered through baptism as through a door. Therefore, no one can be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, refuses either to enter it, or to remain in it. Church membership obliges us to respond in thought, word and deed to the grace and teachings of Christ. Lumen Gentium §14.
|13:55||The work of Family Life International|
|14:15||Fr. Linus Clovis|
|16:30||Q&A all speakers|
Fr. Linus Clovis
A Church in Crisis - Why be Catholic?
A crisis is a moment of decision, a time of testing. That the Church is currently in a state of crisis is clear for all to see. The daily unfolding scandals of clerical sexual immorality from priests to cardinals, the financial chicanery enveloping the Vatican Bank, the institutional cover-ups, the shrinking congregations, the open opposition between bishops, the undermining of settled doctrine all point to a time of testing and of answering the question “Why be Catholic”.
Speakers to be confirmed
G.K. Chesterton once wrote,
“The difficulty in explaining 'why I am a Catholic' is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.” Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ founded the Catholic Church to preserve the truth He gave us and hand it down through the centuries, helping people all around the world encounter the love of God in every age and in every corner of the earth. Over the years, there have been an untold number of questions and objections raised about the Catholic Church’s teachings and practices. The answers are there, and it’s worth your time to find them. As the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, “There are not even 100 people in this country who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they think the Catholic Church to be.” The Lord wants us all to know and understand His truth, so we can embrace it wholeheartedly and live by it. Christ reminds us, “The truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Address of the St George’s Cathedral is on Lambeth RD, London
Venue & Travel
St George's Cathedral
Lambeth RD, London SE1 7HY
Underground & Train stations
North Lambeth, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle
C10 / 1 / 12 / 53 / 68 / 453 / 144 / 155 / 168 / 171 / 172 / 176 / 188 / 360 / 468
Limited parking available
Tea, coffee and refreshment availble, feel free to bring a packed lunch
Entrance £10 - arrive early
OAPs go free
Students go free