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Universal Faith is not only a blog. It hopes to be a movement encouraging teens in the 21st century to pursue their calls to sainthood and holiness, using our lives and those of the saints as worthy examples. Joining with other Catholic blogs, we hope to reach more people and unite the Body of Christ under one cause.

We also want to provide confused teenagers with accurate portrayals of the Church and her traditions. We want to show them ways to live the faith that will enrich their lives and open up their hearts to the LORD. We want to teach puzzling bits of history well, and leave our brothers and sisters confident that they’re heading in the right direction.

This movement is especially important to Jesus, because He wants us all to be saints, but the secular world has drowned this goal out of the way. We cannot be afraid or indifferent to this call. We can, and must try to become saints to others.

Universal Faith is less about converting other people and focuses more on converting yourself, in and out. We’ll begin with an inner examination, and review the basics of our faith. We’ll focus on prayer and find the easiest way for each person to communicate with Jesus. If the bloggers can’t pray, they’ll have trouble encouraging other people to. Finally, we’ll encourage our readers to examine themselves and surround themselves with holiness. It’s really not that hard.

Universal Faith wants to teach you the benefits of being a saint, and inspire you to live and spread the faith worldwide. Don’t let go of this treasure. This is our responsibility and something we should carry with joy and love. Let’s become saints together.

FOR FRIENDS OF OTHER DENOMINATIONS:

To non-Catholics, we hope to clear up misconceptions, grow friendships with other denominations, and learn about other beliefs in an environment of friendship and love. You’re welcome and encouraged to subscribe to our blog and participate in the commentary. Feel free to challenge us, too. Tough questions make us think. ♥

Once a month we’ll be hosting a guest blog post from a non-Catholic brother or sister so we can learn, find points we can all agree on, and grow together in the Christian faith while clearing up misconceptions on the way.

We will never target a particular denomination, and if we mention one it’s for doctrinal comparison, and followers of that denomination are allowed–and encouraged!–to comment and clear things up. We want to talk to you. We will listen to you and we want to be friends in Jesus.

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about Catholics, but it’s not only Catholics. These huge divisions are keeping the Body of Christ hostile inside herself. Please join us in promoting religious unity, friendship, and understanding. Be a guest blogger. Bring up questions that are bothering you–any at all–and get an honest response.

We are not seeking to leave you out. We beg you to join us and help fulfill the wish of Christ, “that they may be one.” We may not be able to join all the denominations, but we can at least be friends, pray for one another, and get rid of tensions that have been around for years.

If you’re interested in apologetics, discussion, or just love Jesus, PLEASE give us a chance. We love you.

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  1. JUDITH MOODY AND DAVID YACUOBY. WE HAVE JOINED THIS EFFORT GLADLY. WE HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER TEN YEARS, WITH THE TRINITY CENTRAL IN OUR LIVES. WE HAVE MANY INTERESTS, AND MUCH FUN. DAVID WAS BAPTISED A CATHOLIC FIVE YEARS AGO, AND WE ARE DEEPLY ROOTED IN MAGESTERIAL CATHOLICISM. WE ALSO KNOW A GREAT DEAL ABOUT CATHOLIC SOCIAL AND MORALTEACHING. MY TEACHING AND DAVID’S EXPERIENCES AS A MUSICIAN, HAVE KEPT US AWARE OF THE INCREASING PLIGHTS OF THE YOUNG, AND WE KNOW HOW TO TALK TO THEM WITH RESPECT. WE LAUD YOUR QUEST!.

  2. Hi, my name is Michael Bernreuter. I was born and raised a devout Roman Catholic. Some refer to this as being a “Cradle Catholic”, which comes with many advantages, but also some common weaknesses. If I may speak in broad terms, I often found it difficult to understand the perspective of the Catholic faith from the outsider’s view-point. I began to appreciate what I took for granted for the first 20 years of my life after I read “Rome Sweet Home” by Scott Hahn. I also felt a greater respect for the Church’s history after reading “The Compact History of the Catholic Church” by Alan Schreck. My horizons began to stretch outward and inward simultaneously.

    Those first two books were instrumental in my personal awakening from December of 1998, to March of 1999, opening my eyes, and finally setting my gaze upon what I had my entire life… the Eucharist! I began devouring many books after that, feeling rich love for the saints, especially for Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Everything began to jump out of history and scripture into the reality surrounding me; the Church, the Ark, the Bread from Heaven, and this was all my heritage. I was filled with bitter pain for having neglected it for so long, yet instantly felt over-whelming Joy and Peace for having finally recognized it.

    Over the years I have read dozens of biographies and autobiographies of the Great Saints; Doctors of the Church, Mystics, Papal letters and all of Vatican II’s documents. I’ve taken in Paul VI’s writings, John Paul II’s and everything Joseph Ratzinger [now Benedict XVI] has published. I love that he continues to write so frequently, as his books are worth more than gold itself. Scott Hahn’s books are also all accounted for, and I wait for each new one with wonderful anticipation… for no other topic is more thrilling or relevant.

    I’ve been married to my beautiful Costa Rican wife [Nirvana] in the Church since May of 2005. In May of 2008, with the help of God, my wife gave me the greatest gift possible, a healthy little boy [Matthew], who has continued to be an inspiration in my life. We have grown deeper in our love together every year, and pray for all those who seek discernment towards the vocation of Holy Matrimony.

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