It was kind of hard to answer. My Man and I were both raised Catholic. My rearing was very
heavy duty Catholic, with all the details, while his father was just into appearances, making sure his boys went to CCD, and showed up at Church etc. I was raised with all the Dogma etc. My husband didn't even KNOW what Baptism meant. He thought it was "welcoming the baby" while in Catholic Dogma it actually meant to erase Original Sin. He claims he has never heard of Original Sin. Freaked me out, as being raised Catholic it was one of the things I could never get on board with. HOW could a little baby be sinful? I was happy when the whole "Limbo" thing was gotten rid of. (How I wonder? Did G*d email the Pope?
) (It also just occurred to me, if little babies, according to Catholic Dogma, are born FILLED with Original Sin, why are Catholics so opposed to abortion? I mean, if they are SO sinful
what's the problem? I don't think babies are born filled with sin
, but according to the Pope they are. I don't get it.)
Anyway, neither one of us practice actual Catholicism. We pray before meals and I probably pray more than he does, but I can't adhere to the sexist Church Doctrine, and neither can he.
For a while he was a "ChristEar." A "Catholic" who only goes to Mass on Easter and Christmas, but I pointed out how inconsistent and even hypocritical it was, and he stopped.