Why Catholic?


Who are we?  Simply put; we are Christians serving Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are Christians who have seen the need for real visible unity in the Body of Christ, and so, we have come into real visible unity (full communion) with 1.2 billion Christians in the Catholic Church.  We are Catholic Christians, because we believe in the whole and complete teaching of the Christian faith, as taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Why Catholic?  Because Jesus Christ is calling us to unity with other Christians.... 
"I pray not only for them [the apostles], but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me."  
- Jesus Christ at the last supper (John 17:20-23)


The Catholic Church was established by Jesus Christ in AD 33.  It was given as an ark to save us from the flood of evil in this world.  The word "Catholic" comes from Greek language.  It means: "whole, complete and all-embracing." ​There are many Christians who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. This is good. However, there is more to being a Christian than a personal and private relationship with God. ​Being a Christian also means coming into full visible unity with other Christians, so "that they may all be one" as Jesus prayed, that "the world may believe."  In other words, Jesus instructed us that division among Christians is a scandal that drives non-believers further away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Division among Christians reduces the effectiveness of our evangelistic efforts.  Simply saying that one is in unity with other Christians is not enough, because so many have a different definition of what "unity" means. To honor Jesus' instruction for real visible unity, we must do so in a common doctrinal framework - orthodoxy - and in a common method of worship - orthopraxy.  Of the 2 billion Christians in the world, over half (1.2 billion) are fully unified under the doctrinal orthodoxy and sacramental life of the Catholic Church. Any attempt to bring unity to the Body of Christ will ultimately involve finding unity with Catholic Christians.  Therefore we have come into unity (full communion) with the Catholic Church, and brought with us our Anglican Patrimony. This is the fulfillment of authentic Christian ecumenism. We invite you to join us in this fulfillment of the Great Commission.

St. George Catholic Church, 1404 E Hines St, Republic, Missouri, Phone:(417) 732-2018, Email Here 

Mailing Address: 645 S Assisi Way, Republic, MO 65738-2190

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