Pete Burds said that we can have a tendency to reduce Catholicism to being just a moral compass. We can think that there’s a “bunch of old guys sitting in their ivory tower, trying to annoy me, keeping me from what I want to do on a Saturday night.” But he insists that Catholicism is more than that. It’s about a person, Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and the Light. Jesus actually intended to establish a church. And his love for the Church can be compared to a husband’s love for his wife. He loved it enough to die for it. He told us Peter that he was the rock, and “upon this rock I will build my church.” A succession of Popes have followed Peter for 2000 years.