Mansfield Fox

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Welborn's Two Rules on "Devout Catholics"

Amy Welborn comments:
Welborn's Rule #1: When a person begins a sentence "I'm a Catholic," you know you have trouble on the way. When they begin a sentence "I'm a devout Catholic," you have disaster, guaranteed.

Rule #2: The saints do not self-identify as "devout Catholics" or even "good Catholics." And when I'm tempted to, I remember that. Not that I'm ever particularly tempted to self-identify as "devout." I think I probably couldn't get the word out without laughing, at least in regard to myself.
As per usual, she's right.