a Catholic mother’s reflection
You might be a generation X Catholic if the following have no, or little, meaning to you:
- Sacred Tradition
- Sanctifying Grace
- Corporeal Works of Mercy
- Spiritual Works of Mercy
- Mass Cards
- Having a Mass said for a deceased relative and/or significance
- Act of Contrition
- 4 Marks of the Church
- 4 Last Things
- Mortal and/or Venial Sin
- Communion of Saints
- Immaculate Conception (or you believe incorrectly it was when Jesus was conceived)
- Papal Infallibility
You might be A generation X Catholic if
- You have never seen a confessional with a screen or even had an option
- You have never seen a priest from your age group unless it was from a 3rd world country
- You have no clue who your Bishop is and are not sure who the current pope is
- You do not see the value in infant Baptism
- You might think the Eucharist is a symbol of Christ instead of his real presence
- You heard very little about Saints and/or their lives
- You were taught that if you thought about it, prayed about it, and it still seems OK, then it was morally OK.
- You HAVE to go to Mass at Christmas and Easter but the rest of the time it is optional
- You can sum up all the CCD classes and 12 years of Catholic School as: God is good, Jesus loves you and love your neighbor
- You don’t know why certain people seemed to panic when you couldn’t recite the 10 commandments.
- Adultery was committed by married people. Duh!
- You would describe yourself as more spiritual than anything else..
- You think as long as someone acts OK they can get to heaven
- You have seen rosaries but think they would make a cool necklace and don’t know how to pray it