Veritas in Via

 
 
 

Veritas in Via

Truth in the street

Veritas in Via (Truth in the Street) is a grass-roots, non-profit Catholic evangelization organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking our Catholic faith into the streets.  This is done in a mostly non-confrontational way, allowing God’s grace to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence, engage in conversation with us and take away free Catholic literature.

The aims are very simple, to open the minds and hearts of non-Catholics to the one true faith, to encourage lapsed Catholics to return to the faith and neo-Catholics to explore the orthodoxy and orthopraxis of our forefather, saints and martyrs.  There is nothing “new” about our efforts, perish the very thought, this is just good old fashioned evangelizing.

It’s also great fun and God is indeed good, for we have already seen new attendees at the local traditional Mass resulting from our witness, and it is still very early days.

The first time I joined in, I was nervous and hesitant but, believe me, nothing gives you the impetus to really learn and love the Faith more than being up-front in public and answering people’s challenges and questions. Most grow to absolutely love it!

“But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope that is in you.”
[1 Peter 3:15]

Everyone who participates in Veritas in Via has their own style – some are quiet, some are noisy, some are funny.  One pitch I often address to passers-by is:

“The Catholic Church is called ‘The Church Militant’.
Why are we called ‘The Church Militant’?
Because we fight!
We fight darkness with Light, who is our Lord Jesus Christ.
We fight lies with Truth, who is our Lord Jesus Christ.
We fight hate with Love, who is our Lord Jesus Christ.
We fight insanity and unreason with Reason and Rationality, who is our Lord Jesus Christ”

One Veritas in Via chapter operates in Brixton (South London) and another is planned for Newcastle.

CALL TO ACTION

If you feel that this may be something to which Christ is calling you, do get in touch:  Graham or Patrick would love to hear from you

 Crusader

LONDON 

Graham Moorhouse

Tel: 0132-240-9231

Email:
PEEP@cathud.com

NEWCASTLE

Patrick Lawler

Tel: (M) 07913 682341

Email:
patrick_lawler@hotmail.co.uk