Sunday, February 12, 2012

What makes one "Catholic"?

A quote I have used often comes from a confrere of mine here in the Diocese of Metuchen:

"Going to Mass every Sunday does not make you a "good Catholic"; It just makes you "Catholic".


Karen Williams said...

Anyone can go to Mass
Not everyone can pray the Mass
and fewer still can live the Mass.

I continue to pray that I can go and live the Mass. That would probably make me a "good" Catholic.

ProudCatholic said...


Frank said...

That is a great quote.

You got me thinking and wanted to find what the bible had to say about it. Here is something I found and liked and wanted to share.

Matthew 7: 18-20

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them