Catholic Culture is a digital community, a new media outlet. Our goal is to cultivate the Kingdom, to edify souls without compromise between caritas and veritas because we believe God never intended for either to operate without the other. As Our Lord says to the Pharisees "... these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others" (Mt 23:23). Our Faith should be complete with right belief and right practice. Perfection as written in Ancient Greek in the Gospels actually translates to "complete" rather than the unrealistic always-be-right-and-never-make-mistakes overtones that we get from society. Complete is the true meaning of the word "perfect" when Christ says "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48). This true meaning draws us into deeper relationship with God when we realize that God alone completes us. As the Church teaches, salvation and sanctification are the works of God alone.
Here at CC, we see our call to new media and cultural renewal as a vocational call to edify each other on the life-long road to complete communion with Christ. Our work for us is a call from God to exercise our rights and duties as Christians to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Can. 211) and therefore meet the needs of the world around us. To do so, we reject the use of oversimplifications in media, the manipulation of facts, the misuse of the visual arts for sinful ends, and the use of "spin" or subtle mischaracterizations that are all too commonly used to persuade people to adopt human positions rather than Gospel truths.
"There is nothing better to display the truth in an excellent light, than a clear and simple statement of facts." - St. Benedict
Our goal is instead to provide honest media and authentic expressions of Catholic culture in our day that help all to know God, love God, and be with God in this life and in the next. We at CC give our religious assent to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and the Deposit of Faith with thoughtful consideration but without reservations. We are dedicated to evangelization that inspires souls to open up to God for the first time, to catechesis that correctly forms souls and inspires their growth long after they've first met God, and to cultural integrations into the faith that offer souls an outlet by which to live their faith out loud in the modern-day. Our goal is to feed souls online so they can better connect with God and their local Catholic community offline. After all, as Catholics, we are called to respond with courage to the needs of our time. We can't hide away or take refuge in times past. Instead, we must appreciate those times, hold fast to those truths that are timeless and be prepared to serve the great need in our world today. That is why in this digital space; we live, eat, and breath all things Catholic integrating our faith into all that we do.
“Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus”