Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Good Catholic?

Over the past few months, I have been told that a Good Catholic:

Would never vaccinate her children.
Must vaccinate her children.

Would never hold hands during the Our Father during Mass.
Would never even attend an ordinary Mass (only Latin).

Would never wear pants.
Must wear a veil.

Would never receive Holy Communion in the hand.
Would only receive Holy Communion on her knees.

Would never stay home from church with naughty children.
Must stay home from church with naughty children.

Would feed her children only the GAPS diet.
Would feed her children Ramen in order to send more to charity.

Would never purchase health insurance.
Must purchase health insurance.

Would be an organ donor.
Would never be an organ donor.

Would never vote Republican.
Would never vote Democrat.

Would never color her hair because that is disrespectful to age-wisdom.
Must color her hair to be a good witness.

Would never write about God's Love because it sounds too liberal.
Must only write about God's Love because rules are icky.

Would never give money to go see Noah.
Would never even like Noah.

 It's nice for us to have different shticks but not nice at all to peddle your shtick as The Real Way to be a Good Catholic. As long as we believe and affirm all the Church teaches to be true, we're Catholic.

Now let's have a nice week, everyone!
Love, Allison

P.S. ~ I loved the Noah movie and am having a hard time putting my facts and emotions to paper. It'll come...


  1. I have to admit that I want to see the Noah movie. We were going to take the youth group to it next weekend, but our pastor asked that we not do it as a youth event. And, honestly, I rarely plop money down at the theater. I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on it. I hear Father Barron thought it was worth seeing.

    1. SDG's review in the Register was spot-on. It was gorgeous, soaring, heartbreaking. I got worried and angry, then melted with joy and relief. Not a thing was anti-Biblical.

  2. Yes, there are many who think in absolutes. They don't take the time to really understand what Catholic is, so they are positive they are right. You are more public than I so I have not encountered quite this much crazyness. good luck with the vocal crazies.

    1. It was the catechism that brought us in: pure, honest, tough history/theology/scripture and the catechism that keeps us sane through this crazyness!

  3. Aw, did your husband let you use the computer again? That Ken. Such a nice Catholic husband....

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  5. Being Catholic is such a holy, beautiful, multicultural experience. Jesus has room in His heart and His Church, the Roman Catholic Church, for all of His faithful children. Our family loves the Holy Sacrifice Of the Mass in Spanish, Latin, and English. We are so very grateful for our holy parish priest who celebrates the most reverent, Eucharistic, lovely Mass in English. Jesus is the reason for Mass, not the language or style of music or dress, as long as these are modest and reverent. We have attended Heavenly, reverent Santa Misa/Holy Mass with Mariachi style music. Some of us were veiled, some were not. It was never an issue and there was no judgment of each other. I can't believe that our Lord was displeased by the joyful worship of His children. As you have said, faithfulness to the teachings of Holy Mother Church is essential. Great post! Dios te bendiga/God bless you.