Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

Calling all Catholic Students and Staff!

September 6th, 2010, Promulgated by Ink

With school starting, we have another battle to fight–the battlegrounds of our schools.  Catholic or not, high schools (and colleges) tend to be breeding grounds for liberals and CINOs (Catholic In Name Only).  Time to put on the armour of Christ, as they say, and truly represent our faith!

Some suggestions:

1. Celebrate feast days.  I walked in to school on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception dressed entirely in white (except for my shoes, since I have not owned white shoes since I was probably ten).  Lots of people noticed (possibly because I wear lots of black) and asked about it.  You don’t have to be quite so drastic or blatant, but it’s good to get people asking questions.  They become opportunities for little catechetical moments.  Ash Wednesday is a marvellous opportunity for this as well.

2. Don’t be afraid to speak out.  If someone is saying something untrue (e.g. “Catholics are cannibals”) and you have the opportunity to correct them, do so gently.  “Actually, not exactly.  It IS the Body and Blood of Christ, but in substance, not in form.”

3. Refer people to important documents if they need proof.  Papal writings are wonderful for this, especially those of John Paul II, since he is widely regarded by the secular world as “a pretty cool guy.”  Obviously the Catholic world considers him wonderful.

4. If someone is still stubborn, let it go.  They can be as stubborn as they like, but if they are really seeking truth, your words will gnaw at their brain for a while.

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3 Responses to “Calling all Catholic Students and Staff!”

  1. Gen says:

    Excellent advice, Ink.

  2. Mike says:

    Ah, a new school year must mean a new religion teacher to annoy educate.

  3. Ink says:

    Oh no, actually. ^_^ I only get a new teacher for second semester. I have the same teacher first. Hurrah for taking World Religions! We shall see just how… encouraging… I am feeling. *halo glows* =P

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