“Honor thy father and thy mother, that thou mayest be long lived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee”.
As Catholics, we believe in obeying God, popes, bishops and priests, moral government rules and leaders, parents, teachers and elders. We obey everyone who is in authority only when they ask us to do what God deems holy and good. If anyone in authority tells us to do something immoral, we cannot obey them. Above every person in the Church, our family or governments and schools, we first obey God’s commandments and the teachings of His Catholic Church.
We have respect for anyone and everyone, especially those in authority over us, like priests, parents, teachers and bosses. We love our parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts and so are happy to obey them and help them in the daily needs of our family life. Fathers and mothers are always to give a good example to their children to emulate. Everyone is to work together for the good of the Mystical Body of Christ the Church, society at large and their family.
“Thou Shalt not kill”.
We Catholics love life and protect life from the instant of conception to natural death. One of the most terrible things we could ever do in our life is to take another persons life. For this reason killing the babies in the mother’s womb by morning after pill or the abortion procedure is extremely evil. One of the greatest things we can do is save a baby from being aborted and helping parents have more children. Everything in life is wonderful and to be protected.
We alway protect the most vulnerable, like babies, orphans, widows, women and the poor.
We take care of our bodies and do not do things that will kill our bodies like smoking or eating junk food.
We are allowed to take a life in a just war or to defend our or our families lives.
Suicide is a terrible sin because our life is a great gift from God, and only He can decide when we are to die. Suicide does not resolve the problem or depression, it only makes it worse by putting us in the horrors of hell forever.
We never say mean things that will kill peoples spirits. We build up people, not tear them down. Hate can not exist with God in our souls. A constant attitude of forgiving like the Our Father says, is the proper way of living a Catholic life. We constantly let go of the pain others have caused us by their sins. We look on our own sins that we have committed against God rather than focusing on those who have sinned against us.
Corporal punishment is good for all, but should be administered only for just reasons and never in anger.
Animals are a wonderful gift from God. We never abuse them. But we can kill them to eat as Jesus and His disciples did with the Pascal Lamb and the fish they caught and ate. But animals do not have souls, so we do not worry about them as we do any human being. Today, when many poor children are hungry or without proper medical care, we waste way to much on pet food and veterinarians. Help the poor first, then the animals. Another serious problem is the attention given to pets and not to people. Pets are good, but interpersonal relations are way more important. Instead of having lots of children, people have lots of pets.
We also do not believe in “brain dead”. The body is dead when the heart stops and the lungs stop breathing for a while. After true death, body tissue or eye parts can be donated.
We also know that the body is sacred from the Holy Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. The Bible says, from dust you are and to dust you will return. So we do not believe in cremation. If we can mistreat the body after death, why do we have relics of the saints dead bodies? Why do so many miracles happen from just touching the body of a saint who just died or at his grave as is attested of in all the saints deaths.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.