One year ago, we launched Catholic Majority to:
bring an honest and nuanced voice to the table and provide an alternative narrative that represents Catholicism to the public and to the world. We believe that the majority of Catholics value diversity, and that the voice of the Catholic majority deserves to be heard. (About)
It’s timely that we celebrate our one year anniversary of diversity on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, two apostles so radical and diversified in their approach to evangelization and the spreading of Christianity. Peter, often known as the apostle the Jews, was faithful to Jewish tradition, and Paul, apostle to the Gentiles, is known for challenging minds, pushing the status quo, often with a literary eloquence. One can see clearly the difference in Galatians 2.
So at the beginning of the Church, we can see very clearly how much diversity existed, and find allowance for us to be a mystical body within our own diversity and expressions of our Christian Catholic lives. In the gospel today, Jesus asks Peter, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter, a traditionalist (not meant pejoratively), observing Jew, was perhaps surprised that he had the option to answer and ponder this for himself. I believe Christ asks the same of us today.
Who do you say that He is? We want to know, openly discuss, and celebrate our unity through our diversity.