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And I’m like…


Or any Friday throughout the year…

When my friends ask me if I want to get burgers on Friday in the Octave of Easter:


It got better

And I’m like…

(Note: I believe it’s traditional to maintain a fast until the Easter Vigil on Saturday night, but I don’t think there’s any rules about eating meat on HS.)


When your priest interrogates you about your love life.

Or, when your priest says you’re not dating enough, so we need to “set you up with some good, Catholic guys.”

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Getting excited for this guy’s canonization…in only 5 days!!! #JPIICanonizationCountdown

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Does anyone else have a priest that gives fist-bumps all the time?
catholicliving catholicliving Said:

My pastor (who’s middle-age) doesn’t fist-bump ever. He shakes hands and maybe hugs you, if he’s known you long enough. But then again, he’s not a very personable guy, IMO. He’s definitely knowledgeable, but not as approachable as some other priests.

But, my associate pastor (who’s younger, late 20s) fist-bumps, high-fives, and side-hugs everyone. Literally, my family will say hi to him after Mass, and it’s a 50-50 chance on whether he’ll high-five you or side-hug you. I think we’ve talked to him about it before, and he says that he usually lets the ladies (because my family is my mom and my two sisters, no dudes) choose the method of greeting… that way, he doesn’t hug someone who doesn’t want to be hugged. He just follows their body language.

Anyway, I don’t mind priests (especially younger priests) fist-bumping. Maybe on more solemn and special occasions, a hug or handshake would be nice. But for everyday “Hey, Father, how’s it going?” kinda stuff, a fist bump is acceptable. It spreads less germs than a handshake or high-five, and not everyone is comfortable with hugs.

Maybe he’s one of those people who isn’t comfortable with hugs. Is he germophobic at all? (BTW, sorry to take so long to answer your question anon). Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Just wanted to let you all know that I’m going to announce something (relatively) big in the next couple of days… Maybe Sunday.

I’m not quite ready to share it yet. I’ve got a lot more praying to do. So whatever intercession or well wishes you could afford to send my way… They’d be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, brothers and sisters! I’m praying for you all as well!! Buona Pasqua!

Hey. In response to your question, I think I had fully been because they were women that they were chosen. Since women held a lower place in society, it meant they had a higher chance of not being believed. Plus, Jesus had a particular place with the lowest in society. Thanks!
catholicliving catholicliving Said:

I like the way you think! Yes the gospel message is Universal. And the “lower people” getting the news first (esp after the great faith and loyalty the women displayed on the way to the crucifixion)… That definitely vibes with the whole “the humbled shall be exalted and the exalted shall be humbled” thing.

I believe it was important for Christ to show that though he chose all male Apostles, that the message of the Gospel was for everyone, and the duty of each and every person to share. The women wept for Him as he approached his appointed place of death, and it was the women who were the first to see that though they wept for him, he had conquered death once and for all.
catholicliving catholicliving Said:

Most definitely. I’m just saying if it’s people who were at the crucifixion get to hear the news first, why not the dude dispels who were also there? But yes, very good point, brotha!