Fighting Fundies

You're not allowed to read this unless you have viewed, liked and sent this video to a bunch of your friends.Want to know how we Papists will bring that mass of fundamentalist, sorta-evangelical, sorta-Baptist, 'accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior' kids back into the loving arms of the Church? Because you are relatively good-looking and follow my blog, I'll tell you: Babies, babies, babies.You see, babies are cute. Let's be as honest as we possibly can, and let's agree with our … [Read more...]

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Be Awesome

Catholics, be awesome at what you do. I had a few experiences that bring a sense of urgency to this message, this stern ordinate to not suck. First was a column I read in a Catholic newspaper. The newspaper was a decent publication, I suppose, decent enough to still be in circulation in a time when so few read newspapers, so I was shocked (heehee, and appalled) to read the opening paragraph to this column which, for all practical purposes, was ridiculous. I can't find the newspaper, so I can't cl … [Read more...]

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Because the Church Is Too Powerful

The second issue for me is the institution... the Catholic church... it had and still has too much power.. and it's authority is justified through the divine, a source of power which is really unchecked... And now if the church used it's power to do good things in the world.. I could ignore that.. but that's not the case.. And now you'll tell me that the church helps plenty and donates to charity and whatnot... but does that excuse all the other bad deeds the Catholic church has done? Can't we … [Read more...]

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Sainthood

Though I'm sure the complaint could be made that I only want to gain more readers, or that it's fun to make people feel depressed about themselves, I maintain that we're all bad Catholics. There's this misconstrued notion out there that, if one were to put the priest in the confessional and the sinner on a holiness chart, the priest would win. Or that the old lady praying rosaries is a good Catholic and the kid in the back, distracting her by playing loud music...well he's getting there. Perhaps … [Read more...]

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The Tide Is Turning

Make sure to comment, like, and rate up supportive comments. Unfortunately, we gotta play that Internet game. I know the national director of Students For Life, he's a fantastic, driven and holy individual. We prayed a rosary together and I was blown away by his prayer. Please support him and this entire movement's mission. … [Read more...]

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The Failure of Containment

What can I possibly tell you that you don't know already? After all this time, our God still dines with prostitutes and sinners. After all this time, still he calls us from the trees we hide and peer from, looks with love in our eyes and says, "Tonight I change your life." And yet, after all this time, he is still the mad, mad Creator God, who dances a dance incomprehensible to we who waltz the world, though exhilarating none the less. He is at once overwhelmingly outside of us, the … [Read more...]

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Our Daily Bread

Fasting makes bread delicious. Next fast, when you're really hungry and the blessed time of 'one small meal' finally rolls around, go out, buy a small loaf, say grace and eat. Not Wonderbread crap; real stuff. You'll see what I'm writing about, I promise: Because when you have nothing, it's the essentials you'll love the most. In contradiction to the wealthy who say, "I'm making another million so I can focus on my family" or the workaholic who says "I am working everyday so I'll have time to do … [Read more...]

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Because I’m Terrified

Why am I not Catholic? Because I still have theological issues to work out. I refuse to enter into Catholicism unless I can accept what it fully teaches...On a more personal level, I am terrified, and thus in a stalemate...Yet, what am I to do? I cannot lie to any Church if I were to join half-heatedly, nor can I lie to myself and convert without full acceptance of doctrine, practice, etc. I am of like mind and spirit with G.K Chesterton - no surprises there - when he demanded that our religion … [Read more...]

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Because Your Parents Are Catholic

Why aren't you Protestant, Muslim, or Hindu? Because your society and/or your parents didn't teach you that. There is no good reason to choose any one religion over another.Abemore introduces an argument against Catholicism that's actually one I've struggled with. Am I Catholic because that's simply how I've been raised? Is my faith no more than an attempt to please my parents? No, is the short answer. The long one follows:1. No, because of converts. While I am not convert myself, I know enough … [Read more...]

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Because God Is An Invisible Dragon

Thank you everyone, for the taking the time to answer that pressing question, Why Aren't You Catholic? So far, answers have been most excellent, respectful, and thought-provoking - traits I can only reward by offering up the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist, as administered by a Catholic priest, for you heathens, on this blessed feast day. If you aren't Catholic, let us know why! I would like, first and foremost, to share with you Abemore's reasons for not being Catholic, which were exemplified … [Read more...]

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