When I was a young Catholic, in my late teens and early twenties, I embarked upon a concerted effort to understand my faith.
You see, I was born in the 60's, raised in the 70's, and grew to adulthood in the 80's and I was a product of that age. Even though I went to Catholic high school and was raised by wonderfully devout parents, I knew next to nothing about my faith beyond Jesus loves me and Jesus loves felt.
Yet even then, I knew some basic rules, as taught to me by my parents, about how a Catholic should behave and I clung to that understanding. Although I didn't know much about my faith, I knew I wanted to please the Lord and so I clung tenaciously to "the rules" as I understood...READ MORE