I Was Raised Catholic

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    My Friend Was Raised Catholic

    So I know it's not me but just looking for some advice for her. Her family are strict Catholics but she just isn't, she doesn't believe in some on the things they do and hates having to spend every sunday with them telling her to get married (she is 20) and have kids soon and...
    superstar3001 superstar3001
    13-15
    1 Response Sep 27, 2012

    I was born and I grew up in a Catholic country,

    I went to Catholic school. The Church has authority in my homeland, and priests and nuns do whatever they want to and nobody stops them. This is how I started hating God and I lost faith in him. Not long ago, I met a person who reminded me that priests are just people and they...
    NarcissaBlack NarcissaBlack
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    I Got The Double Whammy!!!

    I got a double shot of religion cuz my Mom was Greek Orthodox, and my step-father was Catholic. Had to go to both churches. It is a wonder that I'm not in a mental institution!!!! Went to Catholic school as well. Got a free ride at a Catholic H.S. in Chgo cuz they wanted me to...
    tommytee47 tommytee47
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2012

    I Have Sacraficed My Long Hair For Lent, I Have Always Wanted To Do This. Lent 2012 Haircut

    I had finally fulfilled my want and need, I have always wanted to do this, I had requested that the pastor of my church, and a nun that I have known for a long time cut my hair off and use it as a gift to Jesus. After discussing this with them, they realized that I was serious...
    sacraficedmyhairforlent sacraficedmyhairforlent
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2013

    The Calling

    I was raised catholic, I adored my religion now I am lost I had a relationship with God where I felt is presence always with me. I don't know how normal this is but I felt like I were in a marriage with God. I had everything and I was abundantly happy. I started having this...
    castara castara
    22-25
    Apr 25, 2012

    Catholic Equals Fear

    I was raised catholic, education, church all that... I have only gained a fear of god out of it.  Being punished for not being a good person.  I am human I make mistakes like every human does.  I think i'm nuts.  sucks my energy out of me.  I wish I had...
    baphomet baphomet
    41-45
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    Conditioned This Way

    I went to Catholic school for twelve years and was raised in a very Catholic home. I had a a grand time in Catholic school: everyone was so nice, honest and caring. Because of this, I felt very religious. I was taught to never question anything about the bible, so I did not...
    Jnoan Jnoan
    18-21
    Jul 1, 2013

    I done all the catholic things

    until I was about 15 until I'm all fairness to my parents they let me chose for myself what I wanted to believe in. I'm from Ireland and I live in a time where all the true horrors are arising from the past. A lot to do with the Catholic Church! I'm also in a Protestant...
    Turtleisland97 Turtleisland97
    18-21, M
    Oct 15, 2014

    Very Confused With A Lot Of Questions

    I was raised a good Catholic girl like all my family. I was christened, confirmed, confessed, too communion, the whole thing. I lit candles when loved ones died, lit candles when I wanted a new sibling, lit candles whenever things got rough. I loved the saints, reading about them...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2013

    A "Good Foundation"

    i come from a very catholic family. my great-great-uncle was a priest. my great aunt used to be a nun. my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on were all raised and married in the church. we are irish, after all. i went to catholic school for eight years, and...
    dearest dearest
    16-17, F
    Feb 25, 2008

    I had initially posted this in the atheist

    group, but I feel it's important enough and relevant enough to be posted here as well, so here it is: Transcendental Tendencies Some time ago, maybe a few days, a week, something, I put forward a statement of personal philosophy to someone as a reply to a story about the...
    SourPennies SourPennies
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    Just Because Jesus Kisses John doesn't mean He's Gay! Poem of the Man God 148-149.

    Chapter 148. Jesus Visits the Baptist near Ennon. 27th April 1945. It is a clear moonlight night, so clear that the ground appears in all its details and the fields, covered with corn which has just come up, look like green-silver plush carpets, on which the country paths...
    rkitkitavi rkitkitavi
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2011

    I grew up Catholic by background is Catholic.

    How the hell did I end up with the voice of demon in my head?
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    Apr 27, 2015

    A Long Journey

    I had a spiritual experience before I knew anything about doctrine. I have always loved to learn....and studied my way through and out of Catholicism, my parent's religion.... and then began the journey as an adult to learn what I could keep holding onto. In a world full of...
    ultimatereality ultimatereality
    46-50, F
    Nov 19, 2012

    Catholic Church Left Me Feeling Empty

    I grew up in a lower middle class household, attended the local Catholic school and eventually made my first communion. We were taught cathecism and learned all about Jesus and his life. I loved hearing all the stories, and I loved the nuns who taught me. At one point, I thought...
    ArielClare ArielClare
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2010

    I Wonder How Things Would Be Different

    I was raised Catholic by parents who believed in attending Church but were otherwise not practicing Catholics. I grew up not respecting that choice (the word "frustrated" should appear in this sentence somewhere to better represent my view at the time), but can understand why...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2010

    ...but I Guess I'm Jewish

    I was raised in Catholic Churches and Catholic schools. Two years ago, my grandmother passed away and when my aunt and mother went to her house afterwards to help my grandfather clean it up a little, they discovered paperwork in one of her drawers indicating that she had been...
    CitizenMike CitizenMike
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 31, 2008

    I come from a Catholic family.

    I was schooled in Catholic schools. Also, I am a graduate from Notre Dame. As a traditional Catholic, my family and I do not believe in birth control. It is a blessing to be pregnant and I love children very much as do my parents and siblings. I am pregnant again now at 44...
    olderpregnantmom olderpregnantmom
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    I went through all the usual things

    that a Catholic does. My mother was very devout, so I was often called upon to drive her to church. I was an altar boy for many years and thought for quite a while that I was going to be a priest. Then my father died. A few years later I lost my job that I'd had for 7 years...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    I Have Serious Problems With This Religion

    I'm Christian now and looking back on those times... I just have to shake my head. Forgive me if I'm a bit ignorant on particular details but... I heard that the pope just recently approved the use of condoms. What the?!! What could possibly be wrong with trying to prevent...
    letsrunaway letsrunaway
    22-25, F
    Jun 22, 2011

    A Stolen Sacrament

    My parents wanted me to have the best education they could afford, which wasn't alot, so they sent me to catholic school. Neither of them was catholic, but they evidently saw no harm in my being taught by nuns. So, from K-8 they drove me every day. I went to mass and prepared for...
    nomorepelicans nomorepelicans
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2007

    Once Was A Catholic

    I was born into a catholic family. I had a uncle who was (and still is) a priest. I served as an alter boy for 10 years (no i never suffered from any abuse) I had a nice priest but he was boring almost put me to sleep a few times. I believed that God existed (and still do) but...
    Adstars Adstars
    46-50, M
    13 Responses Nov 11, 2012

    And I Hate Catholicism Now

    My mother was a Catholic and her side of the family is. My father wasn't exactly an atheist, but didn't like to deal with the bible or anything related.  I was put in a Catholic pre-school and next a Catholic primary schools run by nuns. Those were some really nasty b*tches...
    DutchPerson DutchPerson
    41-45
    1 Response Oct 11, 2009

    No Longer

    I went through the motions like all have to do (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Conformation) when one is a Catholic. Looking back on my life and all that I was taught I can only see it as not being me. I would question things (like the Bible and tradition) in spite of being...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Mar 29, 2013

    For Many Years

    Catholic School, Catholic Church, Baptized, First Communion and stopped just before Confirmation. It was enough... not for me and I chose to change. I am doing my own thing now and believe in what I feel is right. I do not condemn those who believe in other things/Gods it's just...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 6, 2007

    i was raised a catholic

    and to this day i still am and i wont change my religion for anyone.. I am proud of my religion and yes I go every saturday
    eyeamalive eyeamalive
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Overall

    I am not from a particularly religious family, but that was the spiritual refrence in the part of the world I am from, so no much choice. Only later, as I was seeking my way I started researching different (mostly Eastern) spirituality, but do retain much of the Catholoc outlook...
    Drzewowit Drzewowit
    36-40, M
    Jun 21, 2012

    I Have My Beliefs But I Dont Practice .

    well I was raised Catholic. From the lovely communion to Confirmation, sunday school from 1st grade to 8th. and being from an Irish family I honestly had no hope of ever escaping. I hated going to church on sundays as a kid . It was such a bore and became even worse as i grew...
    whijess03 whijess03
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2012

    Until Church beliefs led me to seek an answer

    that wasn't exactly in line with Roman Catholic beliefs and teachings. Had I stayed in the Church, my life would have turned out drastically differently.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    A Gift To Jesus, The Haircut In The House Of The Lord, Trimmed Short And Then Shaved Bald - Lent 2013 Haircut

    It has been over a year since my hair was cut, all cut off as a gift to Jesus. Now I have repeated it again. I let my hair grow out. Impressively my hair was 7 inches long and thick. I decided to give my hair as a gift to Jesus again. Unfortunately, I was not able to have my...
    sacraficedmyhairforlent sacraficedmyhairforlent
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

    No Personal Releasing Relationship With God

    Together with three siblings I was raised a Roman Catholic in a Catholic stamped parental home. I do not know whether I am unfair when I generalise my experiences. As beneficial I feel in the Catholic church that it appeals not only to the mind of the believer, but also to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 26, 2011

    I Was Raised Irish Catholic

    i was raised irish catholic went to mass every day confessed but when my sister was killed i lost faith in god only to find out he had a bigger purpose for me for months now ive been having visions that hes calling me to be a soldier for him to be his vngeful striking hammer for...
    619boy 619boy
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2011

    Never Loose Your Faith

    I was born and raised catholic and growing up everything we did as a family was around the church. It was familiar and it was normal, the church was in a small town and everything just felt right. We moved to a small city and found a new church but the feeling that I once...
    vperalta vperalta
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2008

    And Then Stopped!

    When I was a kid, my dad would bring me and my sister to church. Every so often, my mom would come, too. As the years passed, we only started going on holidays, and now not at all. They had me and my sister going to church school ever since we were 6 'til about 11 years old...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome
    22-25, F
    Jun 29, 2009
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