Please Help


#1

I was wondering if I could get some advice, maybe someone can help me I’m an immigrant from a country where everybody in public elementary school has bible studies, at least when I was in elementary school. I was race catholic and I really did not know much about other religions until I came to this country. My dilema is not about the other religions, I’m just confuse why so many people that claim to be catholic and live a very imnoral life, turn out to look so religious. I have some co-workers who wear their crosses, read the bible, go to Mass, but they talk about abortions, divorce and sex like no big deal. Can anyone relate?
God Bless
yc


#2

Sadly, Ycain, moral relativism has gotten into the thought of a huge number of people. There are, however, many others who are committed to live a holy life. Perhaps you could check with your pastor to see if there are any groups of orthodox Catholics that you con become involved with. Keep the Faith, keep praying and trying to live a holy life, and be an example to everyone who thinks that right and wrong are based on personal feelings.

Yoursm
Jessica


#3

Hi, ycain.

Your perspective is right. Their perspective is wrong. So many today think that “good” = “normal” or “balanced” or “what is on TV.”

A federally-financed study of American religious groups in the 1990s found that 73.5% of Catholics regularly attending Mass (and, for the most part, receiving Communion) violate the ban on use of artificial contraception.

Something like 3% use Natural Family Planning consistent with Church teaching.

“Good” = “ABnormal,” “UNbalanced,” and “AGAINST what is on TV.”


#4

I don’t know what country you are from, but it is posible that you were taught your faith more fully than some of the people in this county. I’m sure hypocrisy can be found everywhere. Maybe you are being faced with it so you can shine Jesus to them. Gently share your thoughts and feeling about controversial topics, and pray that God will give you the words to say. God Bless you.


#5

What people “call” themselves really has little bearing on what that person truly is inside, where only God can see.

We can “fool” other people, we can even fool ourselves, but we can’t fool God.

But Catholics don’t have the market on hypocrisy–don’t be so dismayed by the “feet of clay” of some of your Catholic friends that you fall into the opposite extreme of thinking that every single Catholic you catch in a sin is an inveterate, unrepentant sinner. After all, the day that somebody catches* you* in a sin, you wouldn’t want them thinking that you’re a hypocritical sinner too–right?


#6

Dear Jessica
Thank you for your advice. I think the example for everyone to follow is to live by what you believe wihtout shame , not just putting up a front.

God Bless
YC

[quote=BecomeLowly]Sadly, Ycain, moral relativism has gotten into the thought of a huge number of people. There are, however, many others who are committed to live a holy life. Perhaps you could check with your pastor to see if there are any groups of orthodox Catholics that you con become involved with. Keep the Faith, keep praying and trying to live a holy life, and be an example to everyone who thinks that right and wrong are based on personal feelings.

Yoursm
Jessica
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#7

Hi Alexander
Thank you for your response. I agree with part of your advice.
Who’s free of sins, right? Hey as long as you repent everythink is ok! Listen I’m not here to judge my co-workers, and I don’t think every catholic who makes a mistake is a hypocrit. But I do believe that too much “tolerance” is sending a very confusing message to the youth. Live by what you preach instead of putting up a front.
I appreciate your time
God Bless
YC

[quote=Tantum ergo]What people “call” themselves really has little bearing on what that person truly is inside, where only God can see.

We can “fool” other people, we can even fool ourselves, but we can’t fool God.

But Catholics don’t have the market on hypocrisy–don’t be so dismayed by the “feet of clay” of some of your Catholic friends that you fall into the opposite extreme of thinking that every single Catholic you catch in a sin is an inveterate, unrepentant sinner. After all, the day that somebody catches* you* in a sin, you wouldn’t want them thinking that you’re a hypocritical sinner too–right?
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#8

Hello Catherine. Thank you very much for your advice.
God Bless
YC

[quote=catherinesiena]I don’t know what country you are from, but it is posible that you were taught your faith more fully than some of the people in this county. I’m sure hypocrisy can be found everywhere. Maybe you are being faced with it so you can shine Jesus to them. Gently share your thoughts and feeling about controversial topics, and pray that God will give you the words to say. God Bless you.
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#9

Thank you very much for your response. So true.
God Bless you
yc

[quote=BibleReader]Hi, ycain.

Your perspective is right. Their perspective is wrong. So many today think that “good” = “normal” or “balanced” or “what is on TV.”

A federally-financed study of American religious groups in the 1990s found that 73.5% of Catholics regularly attending Mass (and, for the most part, receiving Communion) violate the ban on use of artificial contraception.

Something like 3% use Natural Family Planning consistent with Church teaching.

“Good” = “ABnormal,” “UNbalanced,” and “AGAINST what is on TV.”
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#10

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