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The people we are hoping to become friends with are in the same phase of life too. But we saw a value in pursing friends who shared our faith, that made it worth the effort to bust the wall of our comfort zone. I showed up to a room full of people I didn’t know and introduced myself.Through the playgroup, I’ve gotten to know several other mom’s in my community from a variety of backgrounds, as well as some that share my Catholic faith. We made announcements, set up a table, and hoped some people would respond.It took a concerted effort, and time and being willing to take risks. Taking the time to make Catholic friends has been worth it because with Catholic friends…I love my Protestant friends, as well as my friends from other religious backgrounds.It is a beautiful thing to be able to know you are on the same page with other people about the most important part of your existence. CATHOLIC STAND is an e-publication presenting essays and creative non-fiction, offering substantive resources with thoughtful insights into how to live the Truth that the Church teaches, owned by Little Vatican Media.There is a freeness there, an ease there, a unity there, that has made pursuing Catholic friends at this challenging phase of life, very much worth the effort. It began with those 5Ds- distance, duality, disillusionment, denial, and despair.Some of my most treasured friendships are with people who have significant differences in worldview from me in a variety of ways.

We tried to make it as friendly as possible for people in the same phase of life as us to show up. We are getting to know other (mostly couples) from the local Catholic community.

I tried to convince myself it wasn’t necessary to have friendships where you had everything in common. But, what I think I was really doing was trying to convince myself I didn’t need that many Catholic friends because I didn’t have them.

The couple I had at the time were (and still are) like gold to me.

Disillusionment was to not find satisfaction and to be afraid of one’s feelings and emotions where the only thought was to […] In an effort to justify (and excuse) birth control and require those who conscientiously object to provide it to others, Planned Parenthood has come up with a cute little meme.

As Christians everywhere traverse the dangerous territory of skewed morality, our rights to deeply held religious beliefs are being put to the test.

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