24 Secrets Catholics Won't Tell You

Seriously, WWJD?

Posted on

5. ...And it's also an opportunity to brag for 40 days and nights about what a great Catholic you are.

United Artists

Because why give up candy for a month if you can't bring it up in every conversation?

6. And along the way, you probably ate your fair share of grilled cheese, pizza, and fish on Fridays.

Flickr: tvstar / Via Creative Commons

ALL CHEESE EVERYTHING. And you're doing it because you're SUCH a good Catholic, right?

7. Your dream school was never Harvard or Princeton, but Notre Dame, Georgetown, or BC.

You need a higher power involved in your higher education.

8. Mass on Holy Days of Obligation is actually a test on your ability to stay awake for nearly two hours.

God is truly testing your willpower.

9. Arriving to Mass late might be embarrassing, and you had to stand in the back, but you are always the first to leave.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Which is crucial, because the church parking lot is CRAZY.

12. Your family is of course pretty darn big. Like, sometimes you have trouble remembering all your cousins' names.

13. Let's be honest, you never go to confession as often as you should.

New Line Cinema

Do you REALLY have to confess about taking the Lord's name in vain when that crazy person cut you off on the freeway?

15. And when you were a kid, you didn't exactly get the reason behind lighting one pink and three purple candles, but you DID get excited because it meant you were that much closer to Christmas.

It really is the best time of the year.

17. But deep down, you still get REALLY excited about opening presents and decorating the tree.

Groovy Grandma / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: 49702543@N03

I mean, are you *NOT* supposed to get excited about Santa Claus?

18. Sunday School/CCD wasn’t just where you learned about the church and studied the Bible; it was also where fun went to die.

Hopefully, you at least got some killer snacks.

20. You spent Palm Sunday Mass trying to find someone who can turn your palm into a cross.

Seriously, the only way you could make one of these was by the Grace of God.

21. You put up with wearing the most uncomfortable outfits for Christmas and Easter, but only because you knew you would get presents in the end.

22. And you would never say it, but you secretly kind of miss your Catholic school uniform.

William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

It was kind of nice not having to ever pick out an outfit!