And a ****** One, At That.

I was baptized Catholic in a fast food production line dunk-n-go. My father is from Ireland, and he promised his mother on her deathbed that I would be raised Catholic to the best of his ability.
And by best of his ability he meant, he would drag me to Easter mass every year when he saw me.
There was a time when I was younger, about 10, that I wanted to be close to him because I hardly knew him, so I went to Friday and Sunday mass every week. I longed to be a daddy's girl, so I sucked it up and went, even though I have ADD and bad knees.

I don't understand Catholicism in the slightest, but there's something about it I can't erase from myself. It's so interesting and beautiful, and looking back, I wish I had continued on my own. I wish I had gone for communion and confirmation. I wish I could have learned about it while I still had the time to commit myself to religion.

I don't want to say I'm a Catholic because I don't know anything about it, but at the same time I'm glad I was baptized as one.
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18-21, F
5 Responses Oct 19, 2007

You are still young. When the time is right, you will know which way to go. Always remember that God loves you.

They are right - even if you were in your 90's, it is never too late.

It is not too late. God loves you thats why even if you do not practice He still calls on you thats why you still feel that longing to so called 'come back'. Go to your nearest catholic church and talk to a priest or even a nun. They will guide you.

P.S. Don't call yourself a ****** one! You're a growing one, I can tell by what you said. I could say I'm a ****** one too, but I'm trying and hopefully improving.

No! It's never too late! I think converts make some of the best Catholics and those of us who are cradle Catholics can have a re-version too! I didn't care much as a teenager, but now I LOVE the faith and the Church. It has made me SO happy and I wish the same for you. I beg you to google and read something from a Catholic who is enthusiastic and in love with the faith so that you can learn some more. I'd recommend anything by Tim Staples, Christopher West and later maybe Scott Hahn. Feel free to pm me if I can help in any way, you'd like encouragement, or if you'd just like to talk. God Bless!