Why Catholic is a lay-run apostolate dedicated to spreading and teaching the Catholic Faith by helping Catholics better understand their faith, recapturing fallen away Catholics, and engaging Non-Catholics.
How it all started:
Born and raised Catholic, Bill Moran, founder of Why Catholic, turned his back on his faith and led a secular life for most of his later teens and twenties. Sex, drugs, alcohol, and crime were all part of Bill’s past. While attending a business seminar the speaker challenged the participants to think about their spiritual life and invited them to write to him for more information. Ever wanting to be improving in business, Bill wrote the speaker and shortly afterward received a small tract/pamphlet on accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal savior. This sparked a renewed interest in his Christian past. The speaker was a “Born Again” Christian. Not understanding the many different Christian denominations at the time, he began attending Mass again.
Bill continued to read Non-Catholic pamphlets and even would regularly watch “Non-Denominational” preachers on Sundays. Conflicted over what the true Christian teaching was, Bill set out on a life long journey of reading and studying and educating himself on the true teachings of Christianity. Along the way, Bill developed a knack for explaining some of these teachings in a simple and easy to understand contemporary style that subsequently led to WhyCatholic.com
WhyCatholic seeks to inspire Catholics to better understand their faith and, as 1 Peter 3:15 says, “to be prepared to give a defense of our belief.” At the same time, WhyCatholic seeks to re-engage the hearts and minds of those who have lost their faith or joined other denominations and help them, at last, understand “Why Catholic!”