Theme: "The Catholic Church Has the Answer"
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M., Prior of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, begins his talk by reminding his audience that the saints are the ones who give God optimal glory, and “we want to be part of that.” How? By embracing the means that God Himself has mercifully given us. “Throughout the history of our world, we have had all sorts of fake ways to ‘get saved’ held out to us,” and yet we know that salvation is based upon truth. Following as his outline the Slaves’ published “Statement of Doctrinal Beliefs,” Brother presents the truth that even modern magisterial pronouncements support; namely, the validity of the Church’s perennial claim to be the sole means established by God to guide all men to heaven. This truth all Catholics are called not only to hold but to spread: “Canon law says that all the baptized are missionaries in some way to bring the Faith to people.” If we want to be saints, if we truly wish to give the maximum glory possible to our good God, we must take this missionary vocation of ours to heart.
2022 SBC Conference
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