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Sunday, July 3, 2005
Are you really Catholic?
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Precepts of the Catholic Church:

1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.
2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
3. You shall humbly receive your Creator in Holy Communion at least during the Easter season.
4. You shall keep holy the holy days of obligation.
5. You shall observe the prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.
6. The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church, each according to his or her abilities.

6 comments:

del_button July 4, 2005 at 12:35 AM
~ AleX said...

Yay! I'm Catholic!

I find it quite bothersome that they don't include: "You firmly believe in all that the Church teaches with Christlike faith."

~ AleX

del_button July 4, 2005 at 5:42 AM
billathts said...

...or that you must care for your brothers and sisters as you do yourself...

del_button July 4, 2005 at 9:22 AM
~ AleX said...

When you think about it, following the precepts is like paying your dues--not really proving you're 'Catholic' but proving you have the ability to do your chores.

~ A;eX

del_button July 4, 2005 at 9:29 AM
Moneybags said...

I think the precepts and Commandments together is what a true Catholic should be.

del_button July 4, 2005 at 9:39 AM
auron said...

Alex,

One must believe in everything the church teaches to be Catholic? What if the church is wrong about something minor. Such as fish being meat. I have finally convinced mb that fish is actually meat, yet the church says its not. Does this mean hes not Catholic?

del_button July 4, 2005 at 9:03 PM
~ AleX said...

Does the church say that fish is not meat? No. The church says that fish is the only meat which we may eat during the season of Lent--for scriptural reasons. Fish was the meat equal to bread in Biblical times, and it was also something eaten by the poor fishermen who followed Jesus. So we, as His followers, abstain from all meat and eat humbly as His disciples did--small meals of fish and bread--on the Fridays of Lent.

~ AleX

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