I have never been Catholic. In fact, until I was twelve years old and we moved to Kansas City, I never even MET a Catholic.
When I go to bed, I turn on the TV, and that gets me snoozing.
Lately, I've been going to sleep listening to nuns saying the Rosary. It's the best sleeping pill I've found!
There's this Catholic channel on Direct TV, EWTN. As I understand, some little old lady nun started this TV network on a shoestring budget, and it's grown like Topsy.
I already knew the Lord's Prayer, although Catholics leave off the part that says, "for Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever". I've learned the Hail Mary, since it's so short. I'm gradually learning the Apostle's Creed (the church I attend now says it every Sunday anyhow). But my favorite part of the Rosary is this:
"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy."
My daughter says I'm going to wake up Catholic some morning. I don't think so. There's just something SO soothing about all those female voices praying.