Catholic Pride. Yeah, it's a thing!

Catholic Pride [month]

Catholic Pride. Yeah, it's a thing!


Catholic Pride

[00:00:00] You don’t know why I’m laughing. You’re just going to have to trust me. Some very funny things have been going on up in this piece. Hello. Thank you. Welcome. Uh, hello. Welcome. Thank you for joining me. This is the Catholic adventurer coming at you with a look. This is not technically a podcast. This is, um, this is a little bit of a, uh, I guess a personal, personal, it’s like a one to one thing.

[00:00:32] It’s not really a podcast, just a couple of words that I wanted to share with you. And, uh, hopefully this is working as planned. Yeah, hopefully this is working as planned. I feel like my computer is freaking out a little bit. I wanted to talk to you about Catholic pride. You know, we’re hearing a lot. It’s uh, it’s pride month.

[00:00:55] It’s pride month. Um, this is what I call the mysterious cam. It’s pride month, happy pride, this and that. It really is kind of sickening. I’ll tell you the truth. If, if this was officially Catholic pride month and people were on about it the way they are on about the other pride month, um, I would be a little sickened by that too.

[00:01:20] Even if it was Catholic pride month, cause it’s. Listen, it’s one thing to be proud. It’s another thing when every institution [00:01:30] in the world is pandering, uh, to the pride crowd. The, uh, the pride, pride, pride, pride, pride thing is, is, is mostly pandering.

[00:01:40] Most of these companies pandering to the pride community don’t really care about the community. And again, if this were Catholic pride month and all these same things were going on, I would be annoyed and bothered by that too, but I wanted to take a minute to talk to you about pride and why I think we should have Catholic pride and shout it loud and proud.

[00:02:01] Catholic pride. Pride is something very personal. First, out of respect and consideration to the humanity of the other pride community. I do want to say pride is very personal. Pride is attached to identity. Sometimes it’s not attached to our proximal affiliations. For instance, I have family in show business.

[00:02:28] Um, one of them is pretty successful. Um, you probably know them. I’m not going to name them. I’m proud to be related to that person, right? But I’m not, I’m not the success. They are, but I’m proud to be related to them right now. Put that in your pocket because I’m going to go back to it. I’m proud to be related to them, even though it’s not my identity.

[00:02:53] They are who they are. I’m not the one who’s the success in show business. Right. And I’m fine with that. Believe me. [00:03:00] Then there’s a personal pride and that’s where things get a little, dangerous because sometimes we’re not proud to be who we are. Sometimes we act like we are, but inside we’re really not, because there’s something in our identity that’s suffering, something in our personal identity that’s lacking, right?

[00:03:20] And so no matter what appearances we put on, maybe we’re not proud to be who we are. Our life isn’t what we want it to be, um, our status is not what we hope for it to be, and so on. Pride, it’s very personal. It’s very personal. So out of respect to those celebrating the other pride month this month, I understand it’s very personal thing when you say, I am proud to be what I am because what I am is who I am.

[00:03:53] Actually, those are two different things, but we’re not going to go there, but I’m proud of that because that’s my identity. That’s my identity and I don’t want to be ashamed or hide who I am. Got it. There’s value to that. There is value to that. There’s value to being proud to be, we feel it as Catholics, being proud to be who we are and refusing to hide it, right?

[00:04:17] Especially nowadays, we live in an age Where there are a lot of Catholics hiding who they are. Right. All of you do it on some level? Maybe I do it on some [00:04:30] level. I’m pretty, I’m pretty, I’m pretty proud of my Catholic identity. I wear my cross out. Um, I’m not ashamed to be praying the rosary in public, you know, when I’m walking around or something.

[00:04:42] But sometimes people can be quiet and hidden about their catholicity in inside. They’re proud to be Catholic, but it’s not expressed outwardly. It’s quiet. It’s hidden. So those are just a couple of words I have about, uh, about pride. Um, and I mean, righteous pride. There is a line that one crosses, crosses.

[00:05:06] Crosses, no pun intended, where pride becomes, um, sinful and dangerous. There is a line where one crosses, we’re not going to go there today. I did want to say a couple of things, I’ve laid a foundation talking a little bit about pride, and now I want to talk to you about why I’m proud to be Catholic. I can come up with a few things, I was going to say a few things.

[00:05:29] But it’s been hell this journey getting on The stream today has been hell. In fact, I haven’t even checked to see if it’s working. I know it’s recording so I’m fine enough with that It’s been hell trying to get here So i’m not going to go through a few things i’m going to go through one thing and I want you To tell me why you’re proud to be catholic.

[00:05:49] Here’s one thing from me. Okay, and this is this is the truth This is not me trying to get likes or anything. This is the honest to god truth You I am [00:06:00] super fanatic for the saints. I mean, super, super, super fanatic for the same. Why do you think I do what I’m doing? You know? And when I say I’m on a mission to form saints, I mean that, you know, because I’m super enthusiastic, excited, and grateful to God for the saints.

[00:06:18] I love the saints and I love St. Hood. What is St. Hood? And I’m going somewhere with this. What is Sainthood. ? St. Hood is the perfection. Of humanity. It’s a person. It’s a human person becoming what God created becoming what God made them to be. When you look at the Blessed Virgin Mary, I gotta tell you, I don’t look at the Blessed Virgin Mary and think, Oh, boy, Mary is so great.

[00:06:44] I do think that. But it goes a step further, and this is the honest truth, when I look at the Blessed Mother, I say to God, literally, my God, look what you have made. Look what you have done in the Holy Virgin. And this is true for most Catholics, even if they may not articulate it, because they don’t have to, but it’s usually what’s in a Catholic’s heart.

[00:07:09] When we see the Holy Virgin, we see the hand of God, we see what God has made, we see the beauty and glory and dignity and power of the human being, the human person, when we look at it in its perfection in the Blessed Virgin Mary. And obviously in Jesus Christ, but Jesus Christ is also, he’s true God and true man, right?

[00:07:27] We can’t really relate to being [00:07:30] true God and true man, even though he’s 100 percent of both. That’s why I’m focusing on the Blessed Virgin Mary. Because she’s only a human, right? Only a human. So that’s what a saint is. It’s the perfection of humanity. It’s a human person. As God intended that person to be.

[00:07:49] That person. As if that person is the only human being that will ever be made. Has ever been made. Has ever come to the earth. A saint through trial and damn lot of tribulation. A saint is a person. Amen. That God envisioned before he made that person happen in his or her mother’s womb, you know, a saint is, is God in miniature and it’s hell getting there, but it’s glorious for the people who get there.

[00:08:25] Right. Glorious. I mean, a saint is just awesome. Awesome. Awesome. So why am I proud to be Catholic? Because the saints are my older brothers and sisters. The saints are my older brothers and sisters. I remember when I saw the Passion of the Christ in the movie theater. This must have been, I don’t remember if it was the first time, because I saw it several times in the movie theater.

[00:08:53] It was the first time I saw the movie.

[00:08:55] I recognize, Oh, these are the apostles. This is Gethsemane. That one must be St. Peter. And [00:09:00] I was looking there at the, at the apostles and St. Peter specifically, because he was in frame and I was saying, my God, it’s St. Peter. That’s my big brother. That’s my big brother. That’s St. Peter. My big brother walked with Jesus.

[00:09:17] There are my other brothers. My other older brothers. My older brothers walked with Jesus. My older sisters, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, walked with Jesus. Some of them were at the cross. My, my brothers and sisters were at the cross. You know, when I think of that relative of mine who’s in show business, I keep it very quiet.

[00:09:44] I don’t go around telling anyone unless like it’s necessary, you know, unless it’s, it’s, it pertains to something. Um, but there’s a little bit of pride when I say, Oh yes, that’s my relative. Oh, you know, the person who plays that character, that’s my relative. Yeah. And truth is we’re very tight and this and that.

[00:10:02] And it’s not that I’m trying to leech off of my relatives. It’s, it’s small fame, but it’s fame. I’m not trying to I’m just proud of my relative. And there’s a little bit of pride that I’m related to that person, so it’s sort of a proximal pride rather than an intimate or personal pride because I’m not that person.

[00:10:23] I’m just affiliated or related to that person, right? And that’s how I feel about the [00:10:30]Saints, the way I brag about, let’s just say it’s not, but let’s just say I have a brother who’s in show business and he’s very popular and this and that. Well, there’s a pride that I get, a righteous pride, hopefully, when I say, Oh, my brother is the leading character in that movie.

[00:10:44] Right? It’s the same way I feel about the saints when I say the saints are my older brothers and sisters and they walked with Jesus or the Apostles specifically, and then when I look at the other saints, Athanasius, St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, uh, St. Therese, um, St. Anthony of the Desert, St. Anthony of Padua, when I look at all these things, those are my brothers and sisters.

[00:11:06] First of all, they’re saints and they’re awesome. They’re saints and they’re awesome, and if that’s all we could ever say, that’s still saying a lot. But not only are they saints and awesome, they’re my older brothers and sisters. Let me tell you, the excitement you’re seeing is not an act. Those are my brothers and sisters, man.

[00:11:27] They went to Mass. They said the prayers that I say. They received the Eucharist that I received. You know what? The twelve apostles received the Eucharist that I receive. Their successors received the Eucharist that I received, received the Holy Spirit that I received. Those are my older brothers and sisters, man, and that’s an awesome thing.

[00:11:50] Awesome, awesome. I’m not crying, but for some reason my left eye keeps tearing. I don’t know what the hell that is. I’m not crying unless it’s gonna be good for, uh, for, [00:12:00] for this video’s popularity, then I’m crying. The Saints. I just love the saints. I’m So why am I proud to be Catholic? This is the church of the glorious saints. It’s the church of the glorious saints, man. And, in some very weird way, And it is weird to me. I’m on the same journey and path that they were on, except they have finished the race.

[00:12:29] Catholics, take a moment to think about that. The journey you are on, look down in your spiritual senses. Look down at the ground. You know St. Paul’s footsteps are there? St. Therese of Lisieux, her footsteps are there on that same path. St. Peter, St. Ambrose, their footsteps are on that same path that you are now on.

[00:12:50] But they’ve finished the race.

[00:12:54] And we, as a family, with each other and with them, but I mean, with each other, we are on that same path on the road to holiness. Sometimes that’s a little distressing, because it’s hard to be like God. It’s hard to be a saint.

[00:13:15] And sometimes it makes me so tired. If I’m being real honest with you, it makes me so tired. Oh my God. I’m feeling it now, but that’s an amazing thing that we’re on that same path. We’re on that same [00:13:30] journey.

[00:13:30] It’s just really an amazing thing. So why am I proud to be Catholic? That’s why I’m proud to be Catholic because the saints are my older brothers and sisters, and I’m on the same path and journey that they are on. And that’s a powerful thing. So Man, shout it loud and proud, man. I’m Catholic and unashamed.

[00:13:57] The apostles are my older brothers and sisters. And that’s a, that’s an amazing and outrageous thing. The apostles are my older brothers and sisters. All the saints are my older brothers and sisters and they’re in heaven right now, man. They’re in heaven. Unbelievable. That’s why I’m proud to be Catholic. I want to know why you’re proud to be Catholic.

[00:14:18] I want you to shout it loud and proud in the comments. Ideally. Um, you know, it’s weird. I’m looking at the preview of myself in my monitor and I’m still wearing glasses, which means I’m not sure. I’m not sure if this stream is going out. Uh, let’s see. Yeah. Yeah. I think, uh, I think my stream is not going out.

[00:14:42] But anyway, I got the recording drop a comment. Let me know why you are proud to be catholic I really would like to know Um, this has been the catholic adventurer signing out of here Then I have to troubleshoot to see which platforms this did or did not work on [00:15:00] And uh, but at least I have the recording.

[00:15:02] Thank god Um, please keep me and my family in your prayers. Keep my apostolate in your prayers. Consider me consider joining me on locals Even if you join for a free account, that helps me a lot. Um, there, my glasses are off. Okay, my glasses are off now. Even in the preview, even if you become a free member, that helps me a lot because I’m trying to get to 50.

[00:15:23] Go to catholicexperience. locals. com or I’ll kill you. I’ll jump through the screen and kill you. No, I won’t. Um, if you become a paid member, that helps me even more because I can really use the help. It’s just 5 a month and you get bonus content and stuff. Uh, like that. I really want to build a big community there.

[00:15:41] I want to do a lot of interaction and Q& A’s and, and, and stuff. A lot of things going on, and I want you to be a part of it, and I want us all to be a part of it together. Turning Followship into Fellowship. That’s not marketing speak. I mean that with my heart. All right. Can I get away with the music? Will it be the right one?

[00:16:01] I think it is. It is the right one. This has been the Catholic Adventurer for the Catholic Experience. God bless you. God be with you all. See you on the Rebound. Next, uh, the next official podcast will hit in a couple of days. Um, it’s going to be a pretty heavy one, uh, like a fun one, but a lot of, a lot of substance, a lot of content.

[00:16:24] Um, so I’m not going to get to that today, but I’m starting the pre production today. So give me a couple of [00:16:30] days. The next, uh, episode of the Catholic experience will drop. God bless you. God be with you all signing out of here. Bye bye. My God. What a disaster.

[00:16:49] But a boom, but a bing, let’s get out of here.

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Catholic pride is a real thing. It’s expressed from deep within ourselves and is intimately attached to our Catholic identity. I’m taking a few minutes to talk about why I’m proud to be Catholic. Participate (chat or leave a comment) and let me know why YOU are proud to be Catholic.

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