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Prodigal Catholic

Were you raised Catholic but seem to have lost your way?  Have you been searching for answers but only end up with more questions?  This book is what you have been searching for!

My Grand mothers Final Moments

originally published on March 2, 2017 .


I have been thinking a lot about my grandmother who died while I was in my prodigal years. The weekend before she died I had a feeling that I should go see her. I made plans with her to visit that Sunday. Instead of going to see her, I went to the bar the night before and drank so much I was too hungover to go.

Later that week I received a phone call from my father that she had been in a car accident and wasn’t doing well. When I got to the hospital she was hooked to a breathing tube and couldn’t talk. I walked up to see her and when she looked at me it was as if she didn’t know who I was. If she did know who I was, she didn’t look too happy to see me. I left the room feeling awful. My brother in law, a churchgoing man, had gone in after me. I heard my mom saying how my grandmother jumped up with joy when she saw him. I felt worse. I would like to say that this event is what snapped me out of my prodigal life, but it didn’t.

As I reflect on this event, I realize an important thing. My grandmother may have been on her deathbed, and I was a young man with my whole life ahead of me. But I was the one who was dead; my great grandmother was alive. Her soul was good. When I was a kid she used to sing in the church choir. I remember when her car broke down when she was babysitting and my sisters and I had to go to CCD. Instead of taking care of her car she marched us all up the road, a good 20 minute hike, to make sure we learned about God. She was well prepared for her eternal reward. I, on the other hand, had many mortal sins on my soul. I was a dead man walking.

I have since left all that sin behind. I confessed my sins and gained absolution. It was difficult for me to figure out what a Catholic is supposed to do. I found confusion and contradiction everywhere I looked. I kept digging. I finally figured out what it means to be a Catholic through various catechisms and writings from good Priests. I decided that since there wasn’t a useful resource to help people in my situation then I would make one. My book, Found: Prodigal Catholic, is available for purchase on Amazon.

I hope it will help many souls find salvation. God Bless.


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