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...and he (Simon Peter) saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth ... not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. - Jn 20: 6-7
-Jn 20: 6-7

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

You Might Be a 'Good' Catholic If...(Redux)

They're back!  They're cornier! They're more uber-Catholic than your Polish grandmother!  They're ten ways you might be able to tell if you're a 'good' Catholic, re-vamped from a previous post!
Leave a comment if you can think of anymore!

You might be a 'good' Catholic if...

1. You hold on to devotional religious objects because you'd feel too guilty throwing them out. 
2. The acronyms JP2 and B16 get you fired up (Woot!)
3. Your family-sized Catholic van is adorned with religious or pro-life paraphenalia.
4. You catch yourself humming Church hymns in the car, at the supermarket, anywhere and everywhere!
5. You hope that Jesus 'likes' the last thing you ate before fasting for mass.
6. Your scapular is bigger and badder than an iPad.
7. You're a daily communicant (and by extension, your kids are daily communicants).
8. You treat your patron saint's feast day like a second birthday.
9. You make rosaries for fun! (Again, woot!)
10. You miss Lent once it ends.


  1. Woot! I can check eight out of ten! (no toddlers yet and no scapular, both shortly to be remedied)

    Haven't seen the other list, but how about
    - There is a saint watching you in each room of your house
    - Your children know the Angelus better than the Sesame Street song

    Love the blog, keep it up!

  2. Ha! I had a similar 'saint' one that I almost put in! It was: "You have pictures of saints interspersed in your family photos." I like yours a bit more, though! Thank you for commenting!

  3. The colors on your home shrine change to match the liturgical season. :)

  4. Ha! Is that a bit auto-biographical, Ed?

  5. Hos is this one?
    You assume you are in a high school clique, and anyone who is not Catholic is not in it.

  6. This was terrific and the woots made me smile.

    I can really relate to #1. It seems my mailbox is filled daily with prayer cards, large photos of Mary, etc., etc. I find that the prayer cards make great bookmarks (and reminders) in all the books I read, and I do keep the rosaries for use.

  7. ....or if you make Father Serra salad on occasion. Hyuk hyuk :o)