Living the Catholic Faith?

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    Oct 24, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    Hey there... Does anyone on here consider himself a practicing Catholic?

    (Please, only serious responses. Thanks!)
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    Oct 25, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I practiced on a Catholic once. Does that count?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    Yes.
  • bischero

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    I was baptized Catholic and now attend a Jesuit university. I'm very, very Jesuit.
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    I went to catholic school, but no, I was a methodist then. Now I'm unaffiliated. I don't like mass thinking coercion in numbers organizations, including religious organizations, pro-organic media journalists, etc.
  • LJay

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    Yes, this is a serious response.

    I think the problem is figuring it out before you try to live it.
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    bischero saidI was baptized Catholic and now attend a Jesuit university. I'm very, very Jesuit.


    I was baptized Catholic, confirmed Catholic, went to Catholic school K-12, went to a private Catholic Jesuit University.

    And I'm pretty much atheist.
  • great_scott

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    9 years of Catholic school here.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    cath·o·lic audio (kth-lk, kthlk) KEY

    ADJECTIVE:

    1. Of broad or liberal scope; comprehensive: "The 100-odd pages of formulas and constants are surely the most catholic to be found" (Scientific American).
    2. Including or concerning all humankind; universal: "what was of catholic rather than national interest" (J.A. Froude).
    3. Catholic
    Of or involving the Roman Catholic Church.
    Of or relating to the universal Christian church.
    Of or relating to the ancient undivided Christian church.
    Of or relating to those churches that have claimed to be representatives of the ancient undivided church.

    Practicing is a matter of personal choice .. you can practice as much as want or as little as you want, I like going more with the second definition above
  • bischero

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    bischero saidI was baptized Catholic and now attend a Jesuit university. I'm very, very Jesuit.


    I was baptized Catholic, confirmed Catholic, went to Catholic school K-12, went to a private Catholic Jesuit University.

    And I'm pretty much atheist.


    Which university?
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    bischero said
    Ariodante said
    bischero saidI was baptized Catholic and now attend a Jesuit university. I'm very, very Jesuit.


    I was baptized Catholic, confirmed Catholic, went to Catholic school K-12, went to a private Catholic Jesuit University.

    And I'm pretty much atheist.


    Which university?


    University of San Diego.
  • bischero

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    bischero said
    Ariodante said
    bischero saidI was baptized Catholic and now attend a Jesuit university. I'm very, very Jesuit.


    I was baptized Catholic, confirmed Catholic, went to Catholic school K-12, went to a private Catholic Jesuit University.

    And I'm pretty much atheist.


    Which university?


    University of San Diego.


    Awesome. I'm at Regis. We just inducted our new president and our keynote speaker was the president from San Diego. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    bischero said
    Awesome. I'm at Regis. We just inducted our new president and our keynote speaker was the president from San Diego. icon_cool.gif


    Mary Lyons?
  • mybud

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    I stopped being a practicing catholic after I confessed to my priest I was gay....He told me it was ok to be gay as long as I didn't "act upon it"....My practicing stopped soon after....
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    mybud saidI stopped being a practicing catholic after I confessed to my priest I was gay....He told me it was ok to be gay as long as I didn't "act upon it"....My practicing stopped soon after....

    How can you confess you are gay .. there is nothing to confess .... none of the the big 10 say anything about gay ... being a part of any religion should require that you use some common sense and question things ... like why would God punish us with the original sin that someone else commited ... the answer is He wouldn't
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    I grew up in a Catholic family. We went to church every Sunday, I did bible school and I was confirmed. The thing that I loved about my parents that made me appreciate my religion was when I told them I was gay, they told me that my sexual preference didn't matter at all as long as I do good in the world and was a kind person.
  • vintovka

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    Oct 27, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    I went Roman Catholic to atheist to christo-buddhist to Episcopalian, and now back to atheist/agnostic. I've essentially come to the conclusion that I'm culturally a catholic, because I was raised in the Church and its a deep part of my history, but I don't believe a bit of the dogma and have nothing but contempt for the institution/hierarchy. (Though I still admire individuals within the church and some church-affiliated groups, like the Catholic Worker movement).
  • camfer

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    Oct 27, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    mybud saidI stopped being a practicing catholic after I confessed to my priest I was gay....He told me it was ok to be gay as long as I didn't "act upon it"....My practicing stopped soon after....


    I reached a similar conclusion. I decided it was okay to be Catholic as long as I didn't act upon it!

  • bischero

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    Oct 27, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    bischero said
    Awesome. I'm at Regis. We just inducted our new president and our keynote speaker was the president from San Diego. icon_cool.gif


    Mary Lyons?


    Oops JK. She was there but she wasn't the keynote speaker. xD My bad.
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    Oct 27, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    bischero said
    Ariodante said
    bischero said
    Awesome. I'm at Regis. We just inducted our new president and our keynote speaker was the president from San Diego. icon_cool.gif


    Mary Lyons?


    Oops JK. She was there but she wasn't the keynote speaker. xD My bad.


    Good, she's kind of a tool.
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    Oct 27, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    I was baptized as Catholic but I don't practice it.
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    Oct 31, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    I've tried, failed, tried again failed. It's a hard question and probably not going to find any good answers here. I've never resolved it. But if its important to you, try and resolve it. If you believe it you believe it, if you don't you don't. But trying to live a value or a belief is a difficult thing. If it was easy everyone would live perfect lives. But if you're looking for some great life lesson to guide you, you'll never find it on the Internet. You'll need to look in the real world. Looking for answers to important questions in life on the Internet is like looking for 'a good girl to bring home to mom' inside a whore house in Bangkok. Try looking inside of yourself, in your friends, family and most importantly the world around you.
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    Oct 31, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    I wasn't meant to be religious... at least where I'm not accepted by a religious body that doesn't accept me or make peace with other belief systems outside of it's own.
    I consider Catholicism as the basis for my past religious experimentation, spiritual diversity, and framework for my ever-present eclecticism.
    I don't consider myself to be Catholic or any other religious denomination.
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    Oct 31, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    Catholic and proud of it....Except for all the molestation and denying women's rights and junk.
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    Nov 02, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    Yes. Although it's really difficult at times.