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Brad wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a Catholic struggling with my faith and I need some advice.

I feel like I'm loosing faith in the Church and theology. I feel as if I'm starting to fall towards Deism because it seems more rational although I will say this:

I am absolutely convinced about Christ's Resurrection. I simply can never deny that. That is why I have been starting to think about some form of Christian Deism but there are other theological things I am loosing faith in as well.

I have no problem with Catholic morality such as opposition to gay marriage, abortion, and such.

I accept that and agree with it fully but I'm starting to have major doubts about things like the Trinity and the Real Presence,.

  • Can you give me some advice please?

Brad

  { Can you help a Catholic falling toward Deism with teachings like the Trinity and Real Presence? }

Bob replied:

Brad,

You ought to consider some deeper theological thinkers to get to a place where you can contemplate some of the deep mysteries of God but first start with a little primer, like Frank Sheed's Theology For Beginners. Then try some C.S. Lewis, such as Mere Christianity, and work towards some like St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Augustine.

The great minds wrestled with all the same things you are, but the difference is they kept probing and let the Spirit guide them into incredible insights. Tap into this wealth of wisdom and you will be greatly enriched in your Catholic faith.

There is a vast ocean to explore and you are only getting on the boat, don't turn back.

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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