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Do you know and understand your Catholic faith? Do you really know it? The reason I ask this question is because of an experience I had about five years ago.

I’ve been a Catholic for thirty years, but I never joined the Knights of Columbus until five years ago. I was, and still am, impressed with the Knights. I love my brother Knights, and I was impressed with them until I received my third degree.

At my third degree initiation, the fifty or sixty of us present were told we were going to have to answer questions to demonstrate our proficiency in knowledge of Church teaching. I was immediately overcome with the fear of being embarrassed, because public questions would make me look ignorant of all things Catholic. I was sure I didn’t know enough. I had no doubt my brothers would show me up with their advanced knowledge of Catholicism.

I was embarrassed, all right. I was embarrassed for all my brothers.

What happened at that meeting has an effect on all Catholics, and that effect has eternal implications!

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Catholic Contributions

This episode’s Catholic contributor is St. Paul Street Evangelization.

Catholic Stories

This episode features a story about a poor little girl from India named Miru.


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About the author, Joe Sixpack

I'm Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy, and I'm your go-to guy for all things Catholic! I'm a convert of thirty years, and the Holy Spirit has used me to make hundreds of converts in one-on-one and small group venues. I'm also a consecrated member of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, under the direction of Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. I hope we can be friends!

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  1. Samantha Gluck on 03/19/2019 at 4:43 PM

    First of your podcasts I’ve listened to and it was wonderful! I’ve learned a LOT about the faith in the past two years. I’m a convert and was very poorly catechized. I know I’ll learn so much listening to these wonderful, short podcasts. Thank you!

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