Being Different in 2012: Be Catholic

ST PAUL, MN, USA — Nicholas DeShaw from Michigan shares his soul today with all of you on about ‘Being Different in 2012.’ He is a young man who is not afraid to lay down his past before your computer screens in hopes of cracking open the mystery of how we all can be different in the 21st century. This story may resonate with those people who at one point or another in their life, asked the question, “how can I be unique in this world.”

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Nicholas shares that very answer with all of you, how to be different within a culture that pushes us to be the same. The answer boils down to a short response, ‘Be Catholic!’ If you want to stick out like a sore thumb in 2012, simply ‘live out your Catholic faith daily’ says Nicholas. And what is great is that this young man from knows that being different in 2012 does not just mean being a Christian, because unfortunately there has been a huge divergence away from the original Christianity in Christ’s time by most Protestant sects. Therefore, Nicholas takes it to the next level by sharing his deepest felt conviction for the future of living a unique lifestyle: ‘love the Church, receive the , and BE Catholic!’

Pope John Paul II may have lived one of the most unique lives in the 20th century. Just like the man in today's story, pursuing uniqueness through the eyes of the Church.


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May we all find the courage to BE Catholic in 2012 and beyond. But are we called to live out our Christian vocation alone? Of course not. Far from it in fact. In community, with the help of our parishioners at the local parish, we should become a family of prayer warriors, lifting each other up daily to the almighty God, who is all good, all knowing, and all love. If Nicholas’s story has impacted your life, consider sharing it with family and friends who need to hear a young Catholic lay it out there for One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic faith. More stories being published every day from around the world, check back soon.

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Readings for 6th March 2012
First: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Responsorial: Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 And 23
Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12

Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries
1. Agony in the Garden
2. Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowning of Thorns
4. Way of the Cross
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple

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