Thursday, September 11, 2014

CLARIFICATION ON THE CATHOLIC EVIDENCE GUILD OF GUAM

The Catholic Evidence Guild was first organized in England in 1918.  Its most prominent proponent was Frank Sheed (1922-1981)*. The Guild was founded to train lay Catholics to share and defend the Catholic faith, particularly in secular settings. 

In 2003, Dr. Robert Morgan, a Navy Captain, a physician, and a friend of Archbishop Apuron, founded a chapter of the Catholic Evidence Guild on Guam with Archbishop Apuron's blessing. The concern at the time was the proliferation of non-Catholic Christian churches on Guam and Dr. Morgan's desire to counter the exodus of Catholics to these other churches by giving "clear and compelling" reasons to be Catholic, as is the mission of the Catholic Evidence Guild. 

When Dr. Morgan left Guam in 2004, Chuck White took over the administration of the Guild. Other than maintaing an informational website and hosting a conference in 2005, the Guild is not active and does not have a membership.

*Frank Sheed wrote dozens of good books, but here are three that give particularly good explanations of the truths of the Catholic Faith:

All three are currently still in print.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like it's time for the Guild to get active. This is the sort of thing that the Church in Guam needs. So why is nothing being done about this? I suppose we're all too busy? Keep posting about this please, and let us know what can be done. We need action not just venting frustration on blogs.

    God bless,
    Anna Maria

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    1. The main activity of the Guild on Guam has been providing the resources that you will find on their website www.cegguam.org. In addition, the Guild was the impetus for the John Paul the Great Bookstore which was incorporated into the Cathedral Gift Shop a couple of years ago, but, as I understand, will now be shut down by the new administration. Also, a study group has grown out of the original aims of the guild. If you would like to know more, send an email with your contact info to junglewatch.info@gmail.com

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    2. Ok great. Thanks for the quick response.

      God bless,
      Anna Maria

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    3. Click here --> Catholic Evidence Guild of Guam Web Site to go to our web site, where you will find many articles that explain lots of aspects of the Catholic Faith.

      There's a main menu at the top where one can find everything from online bibles and scriptural resources to articles on the Church Fathers, morality and even on the Church's social teaching. On the right-hand side you can look up posts by topic.

      We do add content from time to time, so feel free to suggest topics. Lately I've been working on The Thoughtful Catholic, a place that's also dedicated to faith and reason, but where I post stuff of a personal interest in addition to apologetics.

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  2. Fr. Matthew Blockley.September 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM


    Also Tim Fr. Vincent McNab OP was an outstanding member of the British Catholic Evidence Guild.

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  3. Thanks for posting these titles. Just downloaded all three to my nook app.
    Eileen Benavente-Blas

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