I’m usually called “Hardcore Catholic”. Especially by my CINO friends.
An “Over-the-top” Catholic? I’d have to say that’s someone who was extremely, extremely scrupulous and used things such as the celice and the discipline at least every night, possibly a few times a day, and quite possibly owned several hair shirts. They’d fast every Wednesday and Friday, maybe Thursday for good measure, attend daily Mass twice a day, have 23 children (all in religious life) and be a member of the Secular Franciscans while discerning life in the Dominican Laity. They always leave space in their chairs and on their pillows for their Guardian Angel and can’t even do simple things such as make dinner without having to move three statues of Mary, an icon of St. Martha, and placing the Sacred Heart statue back in the cupboard. In their backyard they have buried the bodies of two mormons, three jehovah witnesses, and one fundamentalist neighbor who kept inviting them to their “Bible Fellowship”.
…Sorry, I got to carried away with that but THAT’S an “Over-the-top” Catholic.
And I get called “Hardcore” for not eating meat on Fridays. :rolleyes: