The list

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is No. 30 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here.

This is the last installment of my series on why I left the Roman Catholic Church. What am I going to do with myself now? I’m sure I’ll have some other things to say about life and truth and faith, and that I’ll occasionally come back to this subject. But for now, I’m happy to leave it for awhile.

If you’ve found my posts enlightening or maddening…please let me know by leaving a comment below. If you want to review a post or read one for the first time, here’s the list:mary

  1. The Church’s undue and unscriptural attention to and magnification of Mary
  2. The sacrificial nature of the Mass
  3. Transubstantiation – the Eucharist
  4. Her claim to be the one, true church
  5. Salvation by faith plus works
  6. The Church distinguished by apostolic successionpapacy
  7. Tradition – equally authoritative with Scripture
  8. Purgatory
  9. Indulgences – drawing down debt
  10. Required abstinences
  11. The confessional
  12. Directions for naming children
  13. Addressing clergy as Father
  14. Inordinate power and controlscapularmain
  15. Historical immorality of popes
  16. Elevation and exaltation of the papacy
  17. Saints, statues, and superstition
  18. Cult of saints
  19. Withholding and mishandling of Scripture
  20. Sex scandal and cover-up
  21. Divorced? No problem. Never married!
  22. Forbidding marriage to clergy
  23. Mortal and venial sins
  24. Doublespeak
  25. Infant baptism that washes away sin
  26. Marian apparitions
  27. Sacred talismans and holy water
  28. Relics of saints
  29. Oppressive oversight of the offering
  30. Laws, laws, and more laws