Catholic Meme Mondayβ€” Issue 58 (Holiday-sized!)

Hope you had a blessed weekend!

Time for anotherΒ Catholic Meme Monday. To celebrate Thanksgiving (U.S.), here’s an extra helping of memes I hauled back from last week’s humor hunt. Enjoy! πŸ˜€

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Seems pretty accurate. πŸ˜€πŸ™‚πŸ˜†πŸ™
#theendingatthebeginning
Yessssssss! πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ™‚
Soon it will be…the season of Advent. And THEN Christmas. πŸ™‚
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Kids can be comedy gold. πŸ˜†πŸ™‚
One of my favorite moments in the Gospels. πŸ™‚
“That’s quite the fish tale Jonah!!” πŸ™‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜€πŸŸπŸ‹
Awkward!
Dude! πŸ™‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜€πŸ€¦
As a Marvel fan I laughed way too much at this meme! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
So funny! πŸ˜€πŸ™‚πŸ˜†
And if the Last Supper was like a Thanksgiving meal. Lol
Happy Belated Feast of Christ the King! πŸ™ πŸ‘‘
The struggle is real some days. Please pray for me. πŸ™πŸ˜†πŸ™‚πŸ˜€
Full disclosure: I know not the most accurate on theology but still pretty darn funny. πŸ˜€πŸ™‚πŸ˜†
Anyone else think about being Pac-Man when navigating life? Trying to dodge the ghosts (temptations) and consuming as much of the sacramental life?! πŸ˜†πŸ™‚πŸ˜€

That’s all I have this week. Stay tuned for next week’sΒ Catholic Meme Monday. Receive updates straight to your email inbox by subscribing toΒ The Simple CatholicΒ blog.

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The Origin Story of The Simple Catholic

This is the real life origin story of how The Simple Catholic began:
My name is Matthew and I have run The Simple Catholic blog since 2015. It was a fruit born out the suffering from losing my unborn son Jeremiah (miscarriage). Writing was a healing balm for my heart, mind, and soul.
I earned my Master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and had teaching experiences. Personal and family circumstances caused me to leave teaching but the desire to help others learn about Jesus and His Church remained. The blog blossomed into a mission: to inform others about the Catholic faith and show how joy can be found in daily life (even in the suffering).

Finding Strength in My Differences

I was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid and it is one of my “super-powers” as it allows me to make connections between seemingly unconnected things.
I have had to learn over the years my neurodivergent mind wasn’t a weakness but it can be a strength. Through the help of my wife (a special education teachers) and my four kids along with the Holy Spirit I have been able to learn how to harness my differences and quirkiness with my passion for Catholicism.

Paper Football

In this picture, I celebrated my paper football victory over my oldest son: 60-24. πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚

The Healing Power of Humor

Humor is a big part of my life. It acts as a stabilizing force during the times my depression and anxiety flare up.
My favorite show is The Office (a great way to get me attention in the sea of emails I receive is to make a reference to this show). Threat Level Midnight or A.A.R.M are my favorite episodes.
I also enjoy reading (no less than 8 books simultaneously). I’m a literary omnivore but I do tend to enjoy theology, sci-fi, and comic books more than others.
I am also an avid football fan and love tossing the frisbee around.
Because of my ADHD I tend to enjoy lots of other things too:
  • Platypuses
  • Cheetahs
  • Watching bees carry pollen
  • Writing
  • Looking at the moon
  • Drinking Dr. Pepper, Coffee, and Bai Teas (not together)
  • Listening to Bon Jovi
  • Reading anything Marvel
  • Playing board games
  • Reading about board games
  • Watching video about board games
  • Talking about board games
  • Making Seinfeld and The Office references on an almost daily basis
Share a bit about yourself in the comments below.

 

Related Links

Finding Joy–My Accidental Discovery of St. Philip Neri

How God Continues to Bring Joy (Out of a Sorrowful Miscarriage) on All Souls Day

How Playing Paper Football Led to Prayer

Bonding over Backgammon


P.S. If you’re a small Catholic business owner who enjoys the content I create and share and need help generating content for your website please email me at: chicoine.matt@live.com. I also offer marketing services. For more information please visit Writing and Marketing Service Rates.
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Catholic Meme Mondayβ€” Issue 57

Hope you had a blessed weekend!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday.

Church history: Mount Moriah circa 2000 B.C.
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Laughed way too much at this one!! πŸ˜† πŸ™‚πŸ§‚πŸŸ
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“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,* and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”
β€”Matthew 16:18
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Saint John Vianney pray for us!
A whole “lot” of salty memes this week. πŸ˜†πŸ§‚
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Make baptismal fonts octagonal again.

That’s all I have this week. Stay tuned for next week’sΒ Catholic Meme Monday. Receive updates straight to your email inbox by subscribing toΒ The Simple CatholicΒ blog.

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Catholic Meme Mondayβ€” Issue 56

Hope you had a blessed weekend!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday.

One of the best people to go to for finding lost things. πŸ™‚πŸ™
I was almost guilty of this past Sunday’s Mass.
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Amen! πŸ™
Please pray for everyone involved: voters and politicians.
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Especially for Methuselah!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
The confusion likely came from this weekend’s Gospel, “They can no longer die,
for they are like angels.” (Lk 20:27-38) Being like an angel does not mean becoming an angel.
A belated All Saints Day meme. πŸ˜€πŸ˜†πŸ™πŸ™‚
Too funny not to share!! πŸ¦„ 🦏
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Catholic Meme Mondayβ€” Issue 55

Hope you had a blessed weekend! And Happy Halloween (aka All Hallow’s Eve)!!!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday.

GregORian chant! πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸ˜€πŸ˜†
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πŸ˜†πŸ˜€πŸ™‚πŸ”πŸ”
But he is so good at helping us find things! πŸ˜€πŸ˜†
This was helping in keeping me calm during some stressful shifts this week. πŸ™πŸ™‚
“So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first.” πŸ₯‡
β€”John 20:3-4
πŸ’ͺπŸ”‘ password indeed!!
Boo (no pun intended…at least initially) to heretics! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸ˜€
So true!
God’s grace works vertically not linearly. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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Catholic Meme Mondayβ€” Issue 54

Hope you had a blessed weekend!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday.

The cloud of witnesses cheering us on. πŸ™‚πŸ˜€πŸ™
Meme credit: They Geekdom Come
Meme I made a few years ago still rings true!
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Scary indeed! Good thing one of the precepts of the Church is to receive confession at least once a year. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Ratzinger gonna throw down theological facts.
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The Holy Spirit does this often for me. πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ”₯πŸ™
#facts #nicenecreed
This quote reminds me of the Saint Teresa of Avila prayer. Trust in God!
Like the Ratzinger meme but honestly I’m more afraid of Mother Angelica. πŸ˜†πŸ˜€πŸ™‚πŸ™
Fear not for I am a sandwich of the Lord!
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Catholic Meme Mondayβ€” Issue 53

Hope you had a blessed weekend!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday.

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Christmas gift idea. πŸ™‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜€
An early Saint Nick meme…because it’s never too early for such memes. πŸ™‚
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Gives a new meaning to “wrestling with God”!
Swap out Mary with Saint Michael to make this meme even more accurate!! πŸ™‚πŸ˜€πŸ™
#catholicpickuplines
“Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed.” β€”John 20:29
Image credit: Catholicmemequeen
This was an incredible Mass to attend. πŸ™β™₯οΈπŸ˜€πŸ™‚

That’s all I have this week. Stay tuned for next week’sΒ Catholic Meme Monday. Receive updates straight to your email inbox by subscribing toΒ The Simple CatholicΒ blog.

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