Catholic Girl Problems
Vocations, Vocations…Call to Religious Life
Hey! I LOVE this blog, and I know that many young women who read it and ironically laugh about “vocation problems” actually are struggling. I’d just like to remind you all that God’s voice is a voice of peace and not worry; each of you are SO beautiful, and I love you all very very much. For those of us that are indeed compelled to the religious life, this post on “vocation problems” is for you:

How difficult it is to explain to someone that the Holy Mass is an event of such significance that the realms of Heaven and Earth meet to gather in honoring the severe, sweet Passion of Jesus Christ. Even harder is to explain that you have devoted your life to his death, and that you would like to, no you must, spend the rest of your life as a humble witness to the Mass and to his will. It is no easy feat convincing someone, especially someone close to your heart, that Jesus is closer to your heart than they ever can be, and that you are consecrated to him and are willing to act in any way that is pleasing to him. All I can say is stay strong. Your vocation is supremely important because it is how you will serve your Lord while you are here, and it is how you will fulfill your part in aiding the Divine plan of the Church and of Heaven in the redemption of souls. Find friends who understand this importance to help you keep your head up. The foremost of these should be Jesus.

Catholic Girl Problem #55: I am not Audrey Assad.
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Catholic Girl Problem #55: I am not Audrey Assad.

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Catholic Girl Problem #54: When people tease about only dating boys you would want to marry.
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Catholic Girl Problem #54: When people tease about only dating boys you would want to marry.

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Catholic Girl Problems #53: Being teased for “turning your last boyfriend into a sem,”
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Catholic Girl Problems #53: Being teased for “turning your last boyfriend into a sem,”

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Catholic Girl Problems #52: Catholic Guy Problems have prettier graphics than we do.

Catholic Girl Problems #52: Catholic Guy Problems have prettier graphics than we do.

I don't think you're a very optimal representation of Catholic girls. I feel like none of these actually have anything to do with being Catholic and are just your personal "problems". I'm a Catholic, been one my entire life, and none of these are decent representations of me or any of my Catholic friends.

I’m terribly sorry you don’t think that I’m an accurate representation of every Catholic girl.

This blog is entitled “MyCatholicGirlProblems” for a reason. It is my problems but also the problems of other Catholic girls. That’s why it’s open for submissions! If the submissions are not like these submissions:

then they get posted.

This is a blog run by me, for me and other Catholic girls who love our faith. Yes, we might swing towards the more traditional side of Catholicism, but we actually just try to live in the fullness of truth and according the guidelines, tenets, dogmas, and doctrines of Catholicism.

These problems do have to do with being Catholic. I wouldn’t be wearing a chapel veil if I wasn’t Catholic. I wouldn’t be falling in love with future priests if I wasn’t Catholic (okay, I might be but with a much less incidence).

If the number of notes each one got was any indication, I’d say I’m not the only one with those ‘problems’. Yes, they’re not all serious problems of morals or whatever.

But this blog is made for fun. If it doesn’t fit you, go back to the Serenity Prayer. And if you think we’re not living the way we should pray for us that we have more ‘actual Catholic girl problems’ than these.

I sincerely hope I didn’t offend you or anyone else with this opinion in any way.

People in the past who have asked this same question were invited to change the blog, yet they didn’t.

I hope you are blessed and having a prayerful and fruitful Lent!

Be blessed!

-CGP

With all due respect, your response to the question about Roe vs. Wade was a bit narrow-minded. I won't explain much because of the character limit, but when it comes down to it, if abortion is banned, women will once again be forced to turn to illegal abortions which are not regulated, and simply not safe. Many women died because of unsafe procedures which were their only option. You can't stop abortion, but you can make it safe. Roe vs Wade doesn't kill, it saves lives.

I don’t want to go into this too much, because I have 75 other asks that are stuck in my ask box, but Roe v Wade does not save lives.

If we ignore the fact that there are 4,000+ children murdered daily in the US, then that leaves us with a maternal death count, on which there are no reliable government statistics.

Read that article. Also, before anyone tells me it’s a pro-life website and blah blah bias, I would like to point out that any ‘counter links’ that have EVER been given to me have been from pro-choice websites. So. I question everything I read. I don’t accept things blindly. I suggest you do the same - with your own sources.

Planned Parenthood says it’s not an abortion factory. Why, then, do we have books like Abby Johnson’s Unplanned?

Be blessed!

-CGP

I'll admit it, I'm an atheist. I do, however, respect your religious views and I'm not trying to sway you one way or another. I'm simply curious. Many of your Catholic Girl Problems seem to involve fear. Fear that you're not living the way your God might want, fear of temptation, fear of what God might think. Don't you think there's something wrong there? Again, I'm not here to shake your faith. I just... it seems like such a sad way to live. What're your feelings on it? Why do you live in fear?

I appreciate it. I really do.

To answer your question, I don’t think I live in fear. I think it’s more…respect?

For example, has there ever been someone in your life you wanted to please? That you wanted to be proud of you? That you never wanted to disappoint because of all the good and nice and kind things that they did for you? What about someone you never wanted to hurt, yet you had the power to hurt with one word, one action?

For me, and I think, for many Catholics, that’s what leads us to not want to sin. Sure, we fear hell, but if we avoid sin because of the fear of hell, then we’re doing it for ourselves. We do not want to sin because it makes the One who took all of our sin onto the cross feel pain. Every sin is a lash in his side. So we do not live in fear of wrath, but in fear of living our lives on the way of Truth.

So yes, I fear sin because I fear that I might cause a tear to drip down His perfect cheek as He hangs on the cross. “I thirst,” He said. Not thirst for water, or some other drink, but a thirst for souls.

Yes, I fear being tempted because I fear it will lead me to sin.

Yes, I fear I am not living the way God is calling me to live because He has a plan for me that will lead me to total happiness with Him in heaven and I know that my choices have the ability to lead me from that path of beauty towards another one and I would honestly rather die than spend eternity separated from Him.

Because no matter what we do, He’ll only love us more.

Be blessed,

-CGP

why the heck should government abide and change things because it violates your morality?

Because the government is for the people, by the people, and of the people. And it is not about my morality, it’s about the government forcing me to violate the teachings of my faith which means the government is telling me how to live my religious life and is thus violating the first amendment. Let women who want contraceptives A) not have Catholic health care providers or B) pay for it themselves.

This is probably a terrible explanation so I suggest you refer yourself to thepapists or catholicanswers or sword-meets-rose for a better explanation. If you would like a better answer from me personally, inbox me and ask for my personal url.

The Catholic Girl Problems ask box is now closed on this issue.

Thank you!

Be blessed and have a wonderful day:)

-CGP

Catholic Girl Problem #51: “Catholic girls think sex is shameful.” 4 words: Theology of the Body.
Sex is beautiful!
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Sorry for the typo. Catholic Girl Problem 51a: Saying that there are 3 words in Theology of the Body because the abbreviation is TOB.

Catholic Girl Problem #51: “Catholic girls think sex is shameful.” 4 words: Theology of the Body.

Sex is beautiful!

(credit to thatothersmaybelovedmorethani)

Sorry for the typo. Catholic Girl Problem 51a: Saying that there are 3 words in Theology of the Body because the abbreviation is TOB.