By Jenny McCarthy
The actress and comic recounts her Catholic upbringing and her trip from aspiring nun at an all-girls university to bestselling writer and speak exhibit host, and provides her own reflections on faith.
summary: The actress and comic recounts her Catholic upbringing and her trip from aspiring nun at an all-girls college to bestselling writer and speak express host, and provides her own reflections on religion
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I hadn’t gone to school yet to learn how to be a Catholic, so all I had was my reliance on an innate knowledge in my soul that God was glorious. God was real. In my house, I would visit the bathroom regularly to have meetings with my guardian angels. I would sit on the floor and discuss important things with them for hours. This was until my mom eventually pulled me out because to her, I was just talking to the walls. I would stare into the mirror (not because I was unusually vain but because it was fascinating).
It was nineteen dollars. I figured that God would appreciate the fact that I cared enough to pay for the most luxurious scapular. I thought the more money, the more sins I could pile up on it and everything would be okay. This theory is similar to the concept of a computer hard drive that holds sins. I’m not going to lie that while I was digging the cash out of my pocket to pay for the damn thing, I already had a few sins in mind I was really excited about committing. Looking back, I must say it’s one of the greatest loopholes the Church came up with—and not to mention one of the most profitable.
For sure I was in Hell. I knew my soul was forever in Satan’s hands, so I slowly opened my eyes. Standing before me was Satan! Kidding. I opened my eyes and nothing was there. I slowly lifted my head and then sat up. How I wasn’t hurt was a miracle. I sat in awe, wondering if this fall symbolized my own fall from grace. Would I continue to be a devout Catholic or would I now be cursed with temptations from Satan? I knew only time would tell. As you read on, you can make your own judgments about how hard I fell from grace.