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The Cat in the Mustache

Good morning! ‘Ello! Good day!

My name is Cat. The other cats you’ll see in our articles are called Harry, Callie, Theo, Michael, and Raven. Since 2022, we’ve been writing informative content to explain Catholicism and enrich the Christian walk.

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Our Story

the Early Days

“Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? Otherwise, after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should laugh at him and say, ‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’”

Luke 14:28-30, NABRE

On June 2, 2022, the idea for A Catholic Cat came into my head.

I started A Catholic Cat because I wanted to tell others about Catholicism through the internet. Cats are not scary, right?

A lot of things were different then than they are now. I was thinking to call this website The Catholic Cat but changed, for the better, when I discovered that handle on Twitter has taken. Cat didn’t have a mustache.

Cat had only two friends: Harry and Callie. They were originally named Cat 2 and Cat 3.

The website looked different than it does now.

What was published during this time?

Why Did the Cats have hearts on their faces?

Because the art for them came with hearts by default. Now I edit them out.

the Golden Era

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?’ Then I will declare to them solemnly, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.’”

Matthew 7:21-23, NABRE

The website is redesigned. Now it looks much nicer!

There is still no homepage. The only content on the website is articles.

My main focus is trying to write what God would like. Often we want to do things that we want to do, but we don’t do what God wants us to do. Sometimes this website becomes an idol that I put before God. When this happens, I ask God to forgive me and remember the reason why I started A Catholic Cat in the first place.

the podcast

I also begin converting articles into podcast episodes on my podcast! Why Do Catholics Go to Confession? (there’s more to it then you think.) Clicking on that title will send you to the podcast episode.

At the time, the podcast was called Catholic Cat Answers. It also had a different cover design.

Cat still doesn’t have a mustache.

Theo and Michael are invented.

What was published during this time?

Appreciate the Little Things! gets published! Other articles published during this time include What about the Holy Spirit?, Incomprehensible and Yet Simple, and The Chance of Your Existence.

Into the Dark Ages

In an attempt to prepare the website for other content, such as videos and podcast episodes, I put the website into maintenance.

I begin experimenting with a Tumblr blog-like design but fail.

I briefly revert the website back to its design during the Early Days. I change it back the same day into the design it had during the Golden Era.

Eventually, I give up trying to alter the website’s appearance.

This taught me to prepare before I undertook something huge. This is reflected in Christian ministry. Sometimes we have big plans but forget to plan them. Most of all, we need to surrender to God to do what is impossible on our own.

What was published during this time?

I’d like to make this look like a long period for the purposes of having an interesting About page, but I don’t recall posting anything during this time. It was a short period (less than one day).

The Renaissance/Present

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, / on your own intelligence do not rely; / In all your ways be mindful of Him, / and He will make straight your paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

After some time, I change my website structure in a way that makes customization nearly effortless (aka I changed my WordPress theme to a newer one. It doesn’t sound as impressive that way.)

Once I renovated that, the website looked like this:

A short time later I turned the website to a similar design to the one you now have today.

Throughout the life of A Catholic Cat, I have been tempted to quit. When it got difficult to run, or I let it get in the way with my relationship with God, I wondered if I should stop writing.

What I’m going to say next might sound impossible, but Jesus was the One who stopped this website from shutting down.

Another thing

And here’s a dash of humor.

Cat still doesn’t have a mustache. Even after the past three months.

When suddenly…

Catholic Cat’s Investigations, my email newsletter, launches!

Now Cat, at last, has a mustache.

At first, the mustache was to make Cat look like a detective. I ended up adopting it for all of Cat’s appearances.

Plus, all cats no longer have hearts on their faces! Hooray!

A Lesson to Be Learned

Here’s a lesson I got from this.

You probably know that human intuition is limited and feeble when it comes to deciding what is best. When I removed the hearts, the design of my website improved.

I will apply this formula in a much, much greater sense: when one puts all their trust in God, they do far greater things for the Lord then they ever would had done without Him.

“So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7, NABRE

Conclusion

Thanks for reading my story! We’ll add more to this as God teaches me more lessons and A Catholic Cat grows.

By the way, you can contact me at [email protected] You can message me with Facebook Messenger if you would prefer that. If you have a question, you could also post it on our forum!

God bless you and God go with you.

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