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I am a spiritual person, why do I need the Church?

vid-whychurch-7pillarsIn the video below, Matthew Kelly explains why we need the Church. If we don’t get into the gospels, then we drift into a gospel of convenience. We begin to create God in our image. This is why we need the Church; we need a community to help us be honest with ourselves. Storms in life will arise, and in order to weather the storm, we must sink our roots in Christ. With the Church, we can get through and move beyond anything.

Video transcript (pdf)

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About Matthew Kelly

One of the most passionate Catholic speakers and authors of our time, Matthew Kelly is a native of Sydney, Australia.  As a teenager, Kelly discovered what he calls the “genius of Catholicism” and has spent the past two decades inspiring millions of men, woman, and children to explore the faith in a fresh way. More than four million people have attended his seminars and presentations in more than fifty countries.