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The Essential Characteristics of a good Catholic

Over 90% of Catholics today are Catholics by birth, this is why most of them have a different view of what they ought to be doing as Catholics; because most parents didn’t educate their children properly on the basic practice and believe required of them as Catholics right from the very onset. This is the same reason why most Catholics have no chance when it comes to defending the Catholic faith in the midst of arguments or confusions.

It’s vital beyond all things that we get to know, even if not all but at least the basic things required of us by the Church we fellowship with towards acknowledging God. Not just that we would be able to win arguments or settle confusions, but to be able to benefit for our individual souls the one thing that is essential (which is eternal Life) that have been given to us by God through Jesus Christ. To attain this eternal life we need to be children of God by our Faith in him which is determinant on our good works here on earth. Therefore as Christians under the Catholic Church we ought to know the practices of the church that will enable us to be full partakers of the glorious gift of eternal life.

As Catholics we are primarily expected to live a Christian life, pray daily, participate in the sacraments, obey the moral law, and accept the teachings of Christ and his Church. The most basic practices are as follows:

1. Firstly be born-again (i.e. accept Jesus as our Lord and savior) and be baptized

2. Accept the Faith of the Catholic Church

3. practice the faith of the Catholic Church, which basically implies the following:

a) Attend Mass every Sunday and holy day of Obligation

b) Go to confession annually if not more often or when needed.

c) Receive Holy Communion during Easter. Receiving weekly or daily is encouraged, though.

d) Observe laws on fasting and abstinence: one full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday; not eating meat on Fridays during Lent.

e) Obey the marriage laws of the Church.

f) Support the Church financially and otherwise.



  1. Martha R Alemán Reply

    Can you published this in Spanish?

  2. Ifeanyi Nnamani Reply

    Nice job, please keep the good work going

  3. Cj Reply

    Good start! Also to live and speak the gospel to people as the Lord allows…

  4. Chris Reply

    I like to read your articles, they are wonderful. It would be nice to see the questionable “clickbait” ads removed… Let’s try to reduce Satan’s ways of introducing sin

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