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21 Things Everyone Who Grew Up In A Catholic Family Will Understand

Not today Satan!

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1. When you were forced to take 500 photos with relatives you've never met during your first communion.

"Hi I'm your aunt Gloria!""If you say so."
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"Hi I'm your aunt Gloria!"

"If you say so."

2. And then have those photos displayed throughout the house for eternity.

It's like a never-ending TBT.
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It's like a never-ending TBT.

3. When your parents convinced you that cussing is a hell-worthy sin...

What isn't a sin though, ya know?
Fox

What isn't a sin though, ya know?

...and then became the worst offenders themselves.

"Mhmm, of course you said 'shoot' instead of 'shit'."
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"Mhmm, of course you said 'shoot' instead of 'shit'."

4. When you began to wonder if your parents' shrine would ever stop growing.

Why go to church when your home becomes one?
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Why go to church when your home becomes one?

5. When you dressed in all black one time and your mom thought you went to the dark side.

Satan wishes he looked that fashionable.
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Satan wishes he looked that fashionable.

6. When you talked during mass and your mom gave you a look far more evil than Satan himself.

If you ever want to see true evil, just talk during mass.
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If you ever want to see true evil, just talk during mass.

7. When your dad gave you a dollar during collection so you didn't embarrass yourself by looking cheap.

It also made church just a tad more fun.
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It also made church just a tad more fun.

8. When you got scolded every time you couldn't control your meat craving during Lent.

Chicken nuggets are better than a Filet-O-Fish, just sayin'.
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Chicken nuggets are better than a Filet-O-Fish, just sayin'.

9. When your grandma told you never to mess with Satan or else you'd end up in The Exorcist.

You knew better than to even LOOK at an Ouija board.
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You knew better than to even LOOK at an Ouija board.

10. And when she had to bless just about every room she entered with holy water, including the bathroom.

Not today Satan!
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Not today Satan!

11. When your one super strict aunt believed Halloween was the Devil's favorite holiday.

Spoiler: It isn't.
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Spoiler: It isn't.

12. When your parents hoarded stacks of church bulletins because it seemed too unholy to throw 'em away.

Or you used them to just doodle on when you were bored.
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Or you used them to just doodle on when you were bored.

13. When your mom used the same nativity set year after year, even if Baby Jesus was missing an arm and Joseph a leg.

Because you also can't just throw away Baby Jesus.
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Because you also can't just throw away Baby Jesus.

14. When you were basically halfway done with your dinner by the time your family started praying.

Just one bite won't make Jesus that mad.
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Just one bite won't make Jesus that mad.

15. When you spent the majority of mass competing with your siblings to see who could make a better palm cross.

And they never turned out the way you wanted 'em to.
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And they never turned out the way you wanted 'em to.

16. And when you compared each other's Ash Wednesday marks to see whose looked like an actual cross.

Only one can be named America's next top Ash model.
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Only one can be named America's next top Ash model.

17. When your mom lit a candle for just about any occasion, be it a major surgery or a minor spelling test.

Can't forget the lottery too.
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Can't forget the lottery too.

18. When some of your family members only went to Christmas Mass just to prove that they haven't turned their backs on the church.

"I do go to church! I barely went four months ago!"
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"I do go to church! I barely went four months ago!"

19. When your parents literally dragged you to confess your sins against your will.

"Forgive me Father for I have sinned..."
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"Forgive me Father for I have sinned..."

20. When your grandmother's most powerful weapon was her ability to pray the rosary.

Never mess with the power of her prayer.
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Never mess with the power of her prayer.

21. And finally, when your parents became your Sunday morning alarm clock and you wondered if Jesus ever had to get up this early.

He probably didn't.
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He probably didn't.

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