Why I’m Still Catholic

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Pope Francis is allegedly involved in all of this abuse scandal. If that is true, I am appalled and disappointed. I don’t know if it is true, but either way I shall remain a follower of Christ and a member of the Catholic Church.

I was born Catholic, but that is not why I make the decision over and over again to remain Catholic. I am Catholic because I have studied all sides. Time and again, I have analyzed my beliefs. I have analyzed Catholicism and other religions. In my search for the truth, I have come to believe that the Catholic Church is the true church of Jesus Christ.

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Why Should Catholics Eat Healthy and Exercise?

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If my goal is heaven, oneness in love with God, then why does it matter if my body is healthy?

As Catholics, it is easy to understand why we need to pray and give. Christ clearly tells us to do those things. But when it comes to caring for our bodies, things aren’t so clear.

The Old Testament lays out dietary laws and some of the commandments give direction on how we should act with our bodies, but the dietary laws were essentially made obsolete by Christ and none of the commandments clearly tell us that we should exercise or practice healthy eating habits.

We should eat healthy and exercise though. We should take care of our bodies. Christ cared about our bodies by healing many who were ill. We have all heard that our bodies are temples of God. But what does that mean? Continue reading

Your Flowers

All these pretty people
shining like stars
behind storm clouds;

looking for flowers,
looking from above,
but only seeing gray.

And then You come
to save the world,
to take away the pain.
You melt away the clouds, and now
all they see is rain.

So You shine, You shine, You shine the sun,
and dry the rain away.
Pretty as they are,
the stars stay in bed all day.

At night they gaze upon the gardens
You have spread across the world,
but all they see is darkness;
all they see is darkness now.

So I will wake up
early in the morning,
and I’ll smile at Your flowers;
and I’ll make up some oatmeal
because I’ve got no super powers.

And so the stars can finally see the beauty,
You will set the world on fire.