To simply be Catholic means to live 100% the way Jesus asks us to live. That means living the way that God has divinely revealed to us through the Bible and the Holy Catholic Church. This is a very very hard way to live, and because of that, very very few Catholics are living a thoroughly Catholic life in their everyday practices.
The average Catholic, who read this list, will disagree with it. This will serve to prove that they are not really Catholic, but really are “protestant catholics” that “protest” against what they do not agree with in the Bible and the Catholic Church’s teachings. Most Catholics have their own “strong opinion” what it means to be Catholic or not, yet have not, and do not want to, taken the time to read the Bible or study their Catholic faith.
In this life, they conveniently make up their own concept of who “God” is, they usually deny the existence and suffering of Purgatory, they think that everyone goes to Heaven, they make their own list of what is and what is not a “Sin” and conveniently believe that no one goes to “Hell”.
But when all is said and done, and they have died, then, these Catholics and non Catholics, will experience first hand what God desperately tried to tell them on this side and of which they refused to believe in or agree with.
It will be a horrible experience, for them after death, to find out that they were “dead” wrong and that the Catholic Church and the Bible were right. More than likely, they will be damned forever to suffer in the pains and fire of Hell which they chose to not believe in. But, before they are eternally damned, they will be shown by God, all the consequences of every single thing they did, said and justified as OK, (when, of course it was not). And this is why I am writing this list, so that they can change, convert, while they have still time, into true followers of Jesus and members of His Catholic Church.
“I am the Lord thy God, Who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt not have strange God’s before Me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, not the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not adore them nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of those that love Me and keep My commandments”
Under this commandment we need to truly believe in God and adore Him We adore Him best at the Holy Latin Mass. The New Mass is very much centered on making people the center of attention and not much on God. The whole “new Catholicism” centers on pleasing people instead of pleasing God, do what people want and not what God wants.
We adore God by humbly kneeling in His presence at Church and in prayer. We kneel to receive Jesus in Holy Communion because He is God. Kneeling has been greatly criticized by modern Catholics. They say we are people of the Resurrection. We are, but the Bible is full of people prostrating and adoring Jesus. These people are like the devil who hates to bow down to adore God. It is said that the devil has no knees to adore God with.
“That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:” Philippians 2:10
We never watch evil shows with witch-spells, like Harry Potter, or vampire movies like the “Twilight Series”, (in which young men give immortality by biting young women and sucking blood). Only Jesus can give immortality by shedding His blood on the cross. We do not watch horror movies, paranormal activity movies or any other movie that is dark. God is light. Jesus rose from the dead in the morning. We do not watch Television or go to movies because Hollywood uses TV and movies to deform our ideas about God, Catholic faith, Family, marriage, morals and what is natural and good.
We do not sell our souls to the devil like is in fashion now to become a member of the Illuminati. We do not play the Ouija Board. We do not listen to satanic music or see satanic movies. All these open our souls to demonic oppression or actual possession.
We do not read horoscope readings because it is God’s divine providence that dictates events in our future, not the alignment of planets. We are not superstitious and have our cards read (especially not tarot cards) or visit people who say they can “divine” our future Like the devil, these people conjured up, from the questions they ask us, what has happened or may happen to us and make good guesses. We definitely would not want to know all our future, with its suffering, deaths, problems, sicknesses, bad news and accidents that will happen in our future. We would absolutely go crazy if we were to know all this. Only God truly knows our future, and we believe that it is in His Loving Hands.
We do not listen to bad music because the beat, (base Guitar, drums and rap) arouses in us the savage sexual animal passions inside us of our lower self. We became sons of God at baptism and do not want to be animals again. Most of the words contained in this music, have bad messages about sex or illicit romances. The Metallic music is satanic and leads those who listen to it to adore him and obey him, not God. Yes, this music may make you feel good, but so does pornography, so that is not the litmus test for what is sinful or not.
A good Catholic knows that absolutely anyone, (family, girlfriend, boyfriend, friends), or anything that will take us away from adoring and obeying God, must be given up and avoided in the future like as if they or the thing was the plaque or the devil.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.