Meet Amy, the Average Catholic

Meet Amy, the Average Catholic

“So you think I’m a sinner?”

I had just finished giving a parish talk to a group of about 40 people on the topic of mercy. In my talk I noted that everyone needs mercy, because we’re all sinners. I didn’t particularly dwell on the topic, but I made clear that our sinful nature, and our sinful decisions, are why mercy is necessary. The woman continued, “Everyone here has come to church during the week to hear a religious talk, so I’d say we’re all good people. Why do you think we’re sinners?”

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  • Spyros Posted June 8, 2016 2:12 pm

    Wow, you can’t imagine how Orthodox your writing is. 🙂

  • Gyrene Posted June 12, 2016 5:57 am

    I really liked your article about Amy, the average Catholic. I came into the Roman Catholic Church in 2013…about one year after attending my first ever Traditional Latin Mass. For twelve years before that, I attended a Novus Ordo Catholic Church (that had a sign with President Obama’s face in the hallway of the Catholic School, that had the caption, “Truth” under it.) I was a Methodist, attending Mass on a regular basis, for twelve years since my wife was Catholic. After attending the Traditional Latin Mass (after reading Ann Barnhardt’s blog ( – which she highly recommended finding a Latin Mass and to go)….the word Truth took on a whole new meaning. My wife and I met with the Priest, and he pulled no punches and told us the truth. We lived as brother and sister, followed Church law, and I became a Catholic in 2013. I couldn’t be happier, but all of us must share our joy in the One True Faith, and help all of the Amy’s to understand the if there is a heaven, there is most certainly a hell…and a great many of us are heading there. Pray for them, pray for our leaders, and pray for me. God bless you all. +JMJ+

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