Play It Again Sports
I grew up Catholic in a small town in Ohio, where being Catholic is what you did because everyone else did it. Church, school and home were all centered on Catholicism.
It was not until I reached junior high and high school that I really understood what being Catholic meant and the significance of telling others that “I am Catholic.”
I could quote the Bible or recite church history, but that shows no compassion for others or means anything in our daily lives of being Catholic. Being Catholic to me means serving the less fortunate, doing the right thing even though sometimes you don’t want too and allowing others to be who they are without passing judgment.
It means I have the freedom to speak to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit or say a “Hail Mary” whenever I feel the need to.
When I got married and had children, it was even more important to me that they be introduced to the Catholic faith. When they attended St. Roch Grade School and then Roncalli, I always felt they were receiving a great faith-based education, which would serve them through their lives.
Just because you go to church on Sunday doesn’t make you Catholic … living the word of God on a daily basis makes you Catholic.