Any other Catholics out there?

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  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:Hmm. How so? Not looking for an argument, but just asking.
     
  2. b.hromada

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    I'm Catholic, born and raised. I just haven't been going to mass. I often think about going back, and start to, but just stop going again. How do you keep interested? My dad, especially was an extremely devote Catholic, and I often feel bad, because we haven't been practicing. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    b.hromada :

    I'm Catholic, born and raised. I just haven't been going to mass. I often think about going back, and start to, but just stop going again. How do you keep interested? My dad, especially was an extremely devote Catholic, and I often feel bad, because we haven't been practicing. [​IMG]

    Hmm. Well, remember that Jesus himself is there, every time. Sure, he is God and is therefore everywhere, but He is especially present in the Blessed Sacrament. Next, listen. Really think about the words that the priest, lectors, and congregation are saying. Give God a chance to reach out to you through His words, through the words of His mass. Going to Mass is like filling up your tank at a gas station before heading out on a trip. You can't drive out and expect to get wherever you want to go without a full tank. You need the grace and strength that Mass gives to be able to navigate the pitfalls and problems of our world. And then, lastly, just pray. You dont necessarily have to be at church to pray. Say prayers when you get up (a morning offering,) when you eat, when you are bored (i say a rosary then to pass the time) whenever you have a few extra minutes to spend with your Maker.​
     
  4. b.hromada

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    Quote:Hmm. Well, remember that Jesus himself is there, every time. Sure, he is God and is therefore everywhere, but He is especially present in the Blessed Sacrament. Next, listen. Really think about the words that the priest, lectors, and congregation are saying. Give God a chance to reach out to you through His words, through the words of His mass. Going to Mass is like filling up your tank at a gas station before heading out on a trip. You can't drive out and expect to get wherever you want to go without a full tank. You need the grace and strength that Mass gives to be able to navigate the pitfalls and problems of our world. And then, lastly, just pray. You dont necessarily have to be at church to pray. Say prayers when you get up (a morning offering,) when you eat, when you are bored (i say a rosary then to pass the time) whenever you have a few extra minutes to spend with your Maker.

    Sounds like a good idea. [​IMG] My dad would always say, if you can't give an hour of your week to God, you've got a problem. I know he was right.
    He would go to mass every day. It was what gave him peace, I know it. He once told me that his mother, whom was from Ireland, would go to church every day. Especially when she'd get upset, etc. I just wish I had the faith my dad did.
     
  5. theghostandmrchicken

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    Since there seems to be several posts from former Catholics and non-Catholics on a variety of topics that contain the potential of difficult discussion through a web thread, I am posting several Catholic links that provides a lot of useful information on the Catholic faith...

    I ask, that when you read about a certain topics, questions, etc, it would only be useful to you if you were to read the ENTIRE article, and doing good research before coming up to a quick conclusion


    http://www.sanctamissa.org/

    http://www.catholic.com/

    http://www.newadvent.org/

    http://www.catholicvote.org/index.php

    Most of the time when a person become uninterested in the Catholic faith it is due to the fact that they lack the knowledge of what the Faith is and what it is not.
     
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  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:[​IMG] I put a few links on the first post.
     
  7. GiddyMoon

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    Since the topic has already been brought up.....


    As a person with many former catholic friends, catholic family, who has seen the mental destruction it can cause & the healing Christ can bring when we no longer look to man = humanism, but Him - saved..... and has done soooo much research on the catholic church...please do not "research" only what the catholic church gives you.

    Christ did not die to give us religion as we have it nor denominations. He died to save us and give us a one on one with him. The poster who made the comment about a lot of catholicism not lining up with the Bible is very accurate. Not to mention the role catholicism plays in the new world order govt, the Roman Empire, the support from the pope for it, the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve, and prophecy.

    I am not here to lecture..I am not here to argue. But the obvious point is..never accept research from the source who has something to prove.

    Seek truth and ye shall find it.
     
  8. theghostandmrchicken

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    Has anybody ever heard about Scott Hahn?
     
  9. artsyrobin

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    yes- he is a very deep teacher-
    i am Catholic - but my story might be a little different- in that i was baptised Catholic at birth, but not raised Catholic by my family- they weren't practicing- for years I was abused in my grandfather and uncle, but God brought me an Irish Catholic family that became my healing and anchor in a very destructive dynamic, the only place of safety and peace for me was the Catholic Church- in adulthood I did alot of church hopping in various denominations but eventually returned to the Church while dealing with my childhood- I think the bottom line is where has God led you to serve Him? I have learned wonderful things from non-Catholic churches, a love of scripture and a desire to live simply for the Lord- I am really enjoying this thread and hearing other peoples thoughts and opinions- I often read this quote and wanted to share: "There are not over a hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church, which is of course, quite a different thing."
    ----Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
     
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  10. Tanichca

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    Quote:[​IMG] he rocks.
     

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