Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian?

  • 🎬 Video
  • ℹ️ Description
preview_player
UCVdGX3N-WIJ5nUvklBTNhAw

There are many similarities and differences between the Catholic Church and the Protestant denominations. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz narrows the differences down to one thing that really sets Catholicism apart from other Christian Churches: authoritative teaching.


💬 Comments
Author

I was baptized catholic as a baby. I was not raised in the church for whatever reason and I became lost. The last year I have had a strong calling of returning to the church. So here I am. I’m taking my daughters to mass for the first time. Reading the Bible and the catechism. It’s a lot to take in and your videos help a lot. Thank you father.

Author — Vincenzo Vincenzo

Author

Well, I am born in a Catholic family and a catholic.Actually I have many Christian friends we read Bible together and praise God. For me, whether Catholic or Christian, gather together with a humble heart, celebrating God is really important. We should learn from history that no more fighting inside between Christian or Catholic. Otherwise Satan will be smiling cause he is doing a lot of things trying to put Christians against each other. Glory to God. Peace In 2021. In the name of God. Amen.

Author — Anaïs W

Author

I was catholic…now elderly…….I just have to say this guy is the only person on earth that ever tried to get me to be catholic again!….. Bravo Father Mike!

Author — Joseph Stine

Author

I'm a pretty devout Catholic, I believe in one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, but I just wish that more Catholics would be more accepting of protestants and that more protestants would be more accepting of Catholics. Division gets us nowhere and hate is straying from Christ's intentions which are for us to love one another as he has loved us.

Author — NMC Productions

Author

As an Orthodox Christian, I like hearing other Christians' perspectives. We have more in common than we think. God bless you Father.

Author — Nicetas Byzantios

Author

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -JESUS
‭‭John‬ ‭14:6‬

Author — JESUS IS LORD

Author

I was baptized Assyrian Orthodox, raised and confirmed Lutheran, and became a Catholic convert 2 years ago. My spiritual life has never been richer now that I have all of the benefits of the Catholic Church. 🙏🏻📿

Author — the English Professor

Author

Very interesting points to consider. I was raised Protestant but have been exploring Catholicism lately. I will say I have felt the presence of God in both Protestant and Catholic churches. But I do love the reverence and respect for God and authority that I have experienced in Catholic churches!

Author — Amaryllis the Realest

Author

Bravo Father Mike, great talk of being Catholic. “Authority “I am so thankful to God and my parents for having been born and baptized Catholic! I’m so proud, and a happy Catholic 🙏Amen🙏✝️💕

Author — Mary Saladino

Author

I attended a few different churches growing up but never felt the love and peace only God can provide, but I prayed a lot for God to put me in the right church and I was always led to the Catholic Church 🙏🏽 got married and baptized Catholic, and baptized my two kids 🙏🏽

Author — Armando Torres

Author

Lord I am so confuse. Please lord guide me which church should I go to. All I know is you are the almighty god.

Author — Ana Al

Author

When it comes to an exorcism, even Protestants send for the Catholic priests. 🙏🏻

Author — afrosteeve

Author

Father, I was out with my friends the other night and they were giving me some grief about going back to the Catholic Church. They were saying things like you guys pray to Mary and the Saints and you guys believe in justification through works and you guys say the Pope has the final word. I must admit that I wasn’t doing a respectable job defending my decision and was getting a little frustrated with the way they were going after me. Finally, I said look, you guys all have smartphones, right? They said yes. I said, Well get them out and punch these questions in and see what your phones say. I said I know you guys know religion better than me and know the answer to the questions I’m about to ask but just punch them in for me. So, they get out their phones and I ask my questions. First question, who founded Protestantism? They all go we know that one. I said just punch it in and they did, and they all said, Martin Luther. Next question, who founded the Methodist Church? They all punch it in and answered John Wesley! Third question, who founded the Baptist Church? They all punch it into their phone and answered John Smyth led the first congregation. I said - last question. Who founded the Catholic Church? They all punched it in and didn’t say much and started scrolling up and down on their phones. I said, go ahead – say it. They all answered in unison – Jesus Christ. I asked, what else do you need to know. And, just like that, we started talking about football.

Author — Raymond Newman

Author

‘Imagine you are God. For some of you it won’t be the first time today that you’ve done this.’ Lol so true! Bless Father Mike and all of the amazing Catholics on YouTube who are fired up and showing us how it’s done, and with humour. That is so needed today, and it is nice to see it used in the teachings on Christian life.

Author — M C

Author

Just started my family on path to Catholicism, I have a lot to learn be we are excited.

Author — Ryan Smith

Author

As an Irish Catholic who turned 18, I was very close to converting to the Church of Ireland. I thought it was a welcoming church with more welcoming and Christian people. There are definitely hypocritical Catholics, but what made me stay with The Church was attending Adoration every Friday night 12am-1am. Every Friday as a young person, alone in the church, I felt the presence of Christ whilst praying in front of The Eucharist. That great spiritual experience is consolidated only through Transubstantiation

Author — E

Author

When I was incarcerated I saw people laugh at and take advantage of the pastors who passed out free bibles. Every time a new pastor came you would have someone who would be saved every time. You had people who would be saved every time and take it as a joke. I love the fact that with catholicism, you are normally required to practice what you preach to even be allowed to be a member of the church. I can understand the dislike of rules and acceptance of everybody because I grew up methodist, and Jesus preaches acceptance, but I have seen quite a few times where people who were saved and accepted Jesus seemed artificial and less true. And seeing this angered me. Your life should have structure. A lot of Christians today live loosely and do not practice what they preach. I know we are all human, but sometimes it just gets ridiculous and this is why I strayed away from Christianity and became agnostic. They were hypocrites. Now, I'm looking into catholicism because the structure and the rules, and actually living your everyday life like what you read in the Bible is seen more in catholicism. A lot of people believe in Jesus, but do nothing to practice what he preached and did. They think simply believing in him is enough. Part of believing in him is putting in the work and doing your daily duty as a Christian soldier. And a lot of people do not do this. God is a cheat code for the afterlife for a lot of people and they sin and do terrible things and then later do them again because they think they are saved and will be forgiven. This is no way to worship in my opinion.

Author — Florida Man

Author

Catholics gave me and my wife food in Oregon 10 years ago, at a grocery store with no cash register; I am not a part of your faith, yet have much respect for you.

Author — Christopher Jones

Author

I was Born a Catholic, Raised a Catholic and attended both protestant and catholic church most times of my Life.
But... i Certainly want to Live and Die as a Catholic as there is so much of a Real presence of Jesus in the Catholic church. Lord Thank you that i found this channel and Thank you for keeping me safe in the Catholic church..

Author — angel of God

Author

Thought I was watching at 1.5 speed for a minute...

Author — Si C