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You’re Not Alone

I’m a young Catholic. Before I was confirmed, I honestly didn’t think much about my being Catholic. It just wasn’t on my radar. I didn’t understand a lot about the faith, and I didn’t care too greatly.

But then I was confirmed, and POW! I cared! (If anyone says there’s nothing in the Catholic sacraments…I beg to differ.) I essentially never went to Mass before my confirmation. But afterward, I WANTED to go, and I do. Also, I started googling all sorts of Catholic stuff, and was astounded at how little knowledge I actually had about my faith. I still have tons to learn and understand, but it’s a life-long process really. Fact of the matter is, I’ve really embraced my Catholicism.

I started observing the world around me, wondering if there were others who love being Catholic just as much as I do. And I don’t mean the old people at Saturday Vigil Mass. I’m talking MY generation.

But I didn’t see much evidence of it. I see very few teens at Mass. At school, no one talks about religion; you know, separation of church and state, right?

Naturally, the question that came to mind is, “Am I just weird? Why does it seem like no one else my age is into Catholicism?”

But then I attended a Catholic youth conference and saw that there ARE a lot of teens into Catholicism. In fact, there are a lot of teens REALLY into Catholicism.

You’re not alone. If you’re young and Catholic and love it, you’re not the only one. That’s my inspiration for making this blog; I want other young Catholics to know that they’re not alone. Catholicism isn’t a thing of the past. It’s a thing of the past, present, AND future!

About Me

I love being Catholic! For my conversion story parts 1-3, see here, here, and here. I am a college student from the United States. Want to chat? Want me to write about something in particular? Either comment or email me at lifeisgreatbecauseimcatholic@gmail.com!

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  1. Hi, I’m John Bender and I am a College Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. I just wanted to say thanks for all that you are doing for young Catholics! You are an inspiration to me and so many others! I’m following your last few posts and they are very good! I write a discernment blog about life in my first year of seminary. So if you know of anyone who is discerning or just wants to grow more in their faith, could you pass them along to my blog as well?:) I will do the same!:)

    Thanks again for all that you do! Keep it up!:)

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  4. I’ve found your blog entertaining and informative, so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! It may not seem like much, but it’s a great way to build your reader base. I hope you’ll consider participating! Christ’s peace be with you!

  5. I cannot wait to share this with my teenaged Goddaughter! God Bless You and keep the faith close to your heart in college. It will serve you very well (as you already know, I’m sure!)
    Cristina

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