Have you ever included your confirmation name when someone asks you what your full name is?
“Catherine Teresa Maria Goretti Simpson”
Did your mother ever send you out trick-or-treating dressed up as the pope? Do you say a Hail Mary when you hear an ambulance siren? If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above, you might be a Catholic.
As a cradle Catholic, I remember all kinds of things that happened in my family growing up that I didn’t see happening in non-Catholic families, like whenever I complained about something my parents would always tell me to “offer it up!” That was their way of saying, “Get over it, already!”
And there was one Sunday where my older brother and I drove to 9 am Sunday Mass. We were late because we were goofing off and we arrived after the reading of the Gospel. When we got home, my mother asked us what the Gospel reading was about and since we couldn’t tell her, she made us drive all the way back to church to be on time for the 11:30 am Mass and hear the Gospel.
Ah, yes, being Catholic is a unique experience in life and one that, these days, is getting tougher and tougher to live out. Not only does the media and society make living as a faithful Catholic sound ridiculous (even insane at times) but we are losing our religious freedoms at a stunning rate. So, as you fight the good fight, my friends, you’ve got to laugh! That’s why I made this little video, especially for you and hopefully a kick-start to injecting some good humor into your day.
Dating, love, marriage, single living, Catholicisim. All serious matters that need to be balanced with humor and the fun side of things. We need to be able to laugh at the idiosynchrocies of our Catholic culture. As Father Jim Martin so aptly put it, “Humor is attractive… humor is healing… and humor adds perspective.” So go on guys! LOL!