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  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

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    How was your experience and was it like the classic cliché?

    This is not a rip on the Catholic religion thread please.

    I went to all Catholic grade schools in many states..
    Sister Edith did actually hit my hands with rulers. Often.
    I loved the ritual of Wednesday and Friday masses, partly because we got out of class, but also the whole experience itself.
    Us boys knew who the "funny" priests were. Even back then it was obvious who was who and what was what. We just never put ourselves in a position to be alone with them.

    We had no dances because dancing was "a vertical expression of horizontal desires". Wow, think about that statement!

    In Ohio, we had hot lunches 2 days a week- Wednesday was Joanne's Pizzas, Friday was Burger King Hamburgers. Both brought in. Otherwise it was pretty much cold thin sliced Spam sub sandwiches.

    As altar boys, we'd sneak into the Sacristy and drink altar wine.
    CYO camps were code for make out sessions and we all looked forward to them.

    My high school was different- Catholic Boys Military School.
    Shit got real with the violence and creepy Christian brothers.
    Had several teachers outright punch me in the face. Brother James and I fought, brother Kevin was huge and beat people for a living.

    Many of the brothers and lay teachers were openly after us boys. One guy even had a farm place 2 hours north where he brought groups up on the weekend.
    :eek: He was the drama teacher, go figure.

    Mr. Wolf would dye vodka green and openly drink it out of a huge Scope bottle that he kept next to his desk.
    Mrs. Bean, the humpback lunch lady was the sweetest ever. She was a grandma to all of us.

    As I look back, it wasn't bad, it just was.

    I've now converted to Lutheranism. Just about the same thing without the Pope as being an infallible portal from God, and little to no reverence to the Virgin Mary, which I still don't get. Now and again I go back to a Catholic Mass. It still feels good and I love the rituals which come back to me as if by nature.
     
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    Went to the neighborhood Polish catholic school until 8th grade along with my four siblings.
    I was hit on the knuckles with a ruler many, many times for turning around and talking too much. I know many of my friends and foes here will not be surprised by this :facepalm:
    I only cried once from being hit, in 1st grade. Didn't stop me!

    My brother and my cousin both lefties were belittled many times to train them to use their right hands. I only remember it with my cousin until about 3rd grade so maybe it stopped after that.

    Both my brothers were alter boys for 8 years. They seem normal (somewhat) and I never heard any stories. Don't feel like I got a weird vibe from any priests so maybe they were lucky. I live in Massachusetts for 14 years now and have heard many horrible rumors and stories about abuse. Two priests in our Parrish were "moved" while we have been here for things that happened in the past. Scary stuff.

    Some weekday masses were in Latin and some were in Polish. We sang all the hymns in Polish.

    Every Friday the Parrish women would come and make us Homeade pierogi for lunch. The school would smell amazing all day. 10 cents a pierogi! As a young girl from a family with a lot of kids whose parents were struggling, there was not always the best quality food or enough. Can't complain- we were fed. But I was amazed I could get 10 pierogi with the dollar my mother would give me.

    A new girl came to school in seventh grade. By this time many kids had chosen to go to the public junior high school. There were only about 20 kids left on our class. She claimed to be a prostitute and making a lot of money. We were enthralled with her stories. We certainly learned a lot from her about the birds and the bees. She did always have a lot of cash on her and once she brought her pimp to a roller skating party and we met him. He was older and kind of gross. He would pick her up some days from school in his big Cadillac to "go turn tricks" It was sad really. She was actually a very smart girl. She left after that one year.

    I was the oldest in my family and my parents could not afford to send us to the catholic high school. So I was the only one in that small 8th grade class who was going to public school. I remember Sister Silvine. Or maybe it was Sister Prudence standing at her stupid podium in front of the class and telling them I was going to be a whore in public school and I would burn in hell some day. I might have cried walking home that day too. Ironically I had the same first name as the prostiture girl, it is not a common name at all and as I'm telling this story for the first time in years, I'm wondering now if she heard the rumors and thought it was me! :oops:
     
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    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

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    Aww, singing in Polish :wub:

    That's messed up, but look how you turned out! :)
     
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    :hug:
     
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    Attended a Jesuit College Prep in the late '70's, they provided as fine a H.S. education as you can get.
     
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    Am not Catholic, so did not go to Catholic school, but did go to private school from K-7th.

    First 4 years was a private Christian school and I can't remember much except that there was a big emphasis on learning the Bible, esp. the parts of the Bible that they teach kids to scare them into not committing sins. I do remember being overly concerned about accidentally sinning and going to Hell. It's really not cool to scare children in that way.

    Next 4 years was a private school for well-off kids, although I didn't think we were well off (and we certainly weren't even close compared to the other kids). Lots of great opportunities and I learned things that I later appreciated, but they were damn strict and I don't always like to follow rules. We had to wear uniforms, so I always left my shirt untucked. The lesbian principle would come up behind me and stick her hand in my untucked shirt, around my abdomen and tell me that she was going to give me whatever punishment for breaking dress code. The kids were assholes, esp. the girls. It was largely white, except 3-4 black "scholarship" students, who were very cool. The only fat girl in school was my friend. I always tended to gravitate towards the outcasts, because they were genuine while the others were very fake. I usually tried to find an excuse to go home early every day, which resulted in the school suggesting I go on Ritalin (thankfully, my mom refused to medicate me). Food was shitty...you would think they could spend a little money to feed us better considering the cost to send a child there. After 7th grade, my parents let me choose where I wanted to go to school and I chose public school because I hated uniforms. I was about 2 years advanced, education-wise. Not nearly as much opportunity in public school - you become a number and no one pushes for you to try things.
     
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    One of my good friends went to Jesuit in Dallas. Good guy.

    I went to Catholic schools (co-ed) and got a great education. That said, the nuns were tough - smart as hell, but tough - and as I look back I actually appreciate the lessons and education I received.
     
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    Had I not moved, Walsh Jesuit in Stow, Ohio was my intended. Toured it and signed up, Moved in June.

    My education was top notch in all of my parochial years. This was before the age of technology of course. Most privates here can't afford the level of tech now available to tax payer funded schools.
     
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    In 3rd grade I had this nun whose had Elephantiasis in her one arm, when she banged on your desk with that tree trunk you listened.

    Me and this other kid were pushing each other in line one day, of course she only saw me push and she came up and started screaming at me, I smarted off to her and she grabbed me by the tie with that big arm.

    Problem was it was a clip on tie and she fell on her ass.

    Somehow I got suspended, pushing was never before cause for suspension, but she was embarrassed and I had to pay.

    So much for forgiveness.


    Sister Rita you cunt.:flip:


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    Didn't we all have a Sister Rita?
    And like 5 Sister Mary Marthas.
     
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    If you had one with an arm like Lena Dunham's leg it might be the same sister Rita.
     
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    You forgot Sister Francis and/or Mary Francis. Good times.
     
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    Grade school with the Dominican Nuns, they were a tough bunch with the long black and white habits.
    This was in the sixties when corporal punishment was still allowed and some of them wielded that wooden ruler like the sword of Gabriel.
    High school was good with a lot of the more progressive Nuns going to shorter habits and better attitudes.It was a mix of Nuns , Priests and lay teachers and made for a good learning environment.
    Looking back it was a good well rounded education especially compared to what was passing for education in the public schools.
     
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    I think this is generally true, but there is the occasional private school that becomes the pet project of an uber wealthy person/alum. But, for the most part, it's tough for private schools to keep up with technology and facilities renovations, etc.
     
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    Went to St Catherine of Alexandria in Brooklyn, it was a blur, had to go to church for 4 fckn years every Sun, never understood anything the priest was saying, all a waste of time.
     
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    It is.
    My high school is one of those now in the plus department.
    Once famous athletes started coming out of it, it became a leader in tech.
    When I was there, there was 1 computer, if you could call it that, in Brother Martel's room. Dude was a beast. Ex-New Hampshire state trooper. He couldn't pronounce his R's.
    His room was known as the "wewigion wesource centew".
    We called him Fudd.
     
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    I went to one - when it came to religion, I didn't really learn anything besides "shut up - sit down." :ucoffee: Pathetic.
     
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    you put all the kids in a group in a uniform and somehow they do seem to mostly act better and end up better off as adults

    i'm not saying that's all there is to it
    but it does seem to be a deal
     
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    I didn't go to a catholic HS but my mom insisted I go to something unimaginable - a church of christ one. bible class every day. chapel every day. hair code, dress code, public corporal punishment. southern Baptists were slackers bound for hell because they had instrumental music during services, dont even start on the idol worshiping papists. you didn't have to just memorize bible verses - you had to memorize entire chapters. the normal among us made friends, kept our heads down, our alibis straight, our beer hidden and did our time.
     
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