Tag Archive: Catholic Church

The list

This 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… Continue reading

Someday, and today

This is No. 29 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like now, as well as the lives of my siblings, if… Continue reading

My final reasons

This is No. 28 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. As I’ve crossed addressed objections off my list of reasons, I’ve also crossed off a few that I haven’t… Continue reading

Four more reasons

This is No. 27 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. Before I started this series, I made a list. I asked myself, what are the reasons why I left… Continue reading

Scandal and cover-up

This is No. 26 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. The contrast between the piety and integrity of lay Catholics like my parents, which I highlighted yesterday, and the… Continue reading

The integrated faith

This is No. 25 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. As I enter the home-stretch of my month-long series on why I left the Catholic Church, I want to… Continue reading

The truth about truth

This is No. 24 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. What’s the big deal? Why spend a whole month picking on the Catholic Church? Aren’t there more important issues… Continue reading

The only way

This is No. 23 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I mentioned yesterday that some Catholics accuse ex-Catholics like me of turning away from the Church because we find… Continue reading

I am saved, and maybe you are too

This is No. 22 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I was very angry with the Catholic Church when I left…a common refrain among ex-Catholics. I felt lied-to, cheated,… Continue reading

Saints, statues, and superstition

This is No. 21 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. St. Joseph sold our home! I am so happy I bought St. Joseph! I buried him upside down next… Continue reading

Holy Father

This is No. 20 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. John 17:11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am… Continue reading

The flesh opposes the Spirit

This is No. 19 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. As I mentioned in a previous post, not all my 30 reasons were instrumental in my decision to leave… Continue reading

Inordinate power and control

This is No. 17 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I’ve always been pretty much a conformist. While in my parents’ home I acknowledged their authority and tried to… Continue reading

Truth or consequences

This is No. 16 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. Well, I’m halfway through this series on why I am no longer in the Catholic Church, and all along… Continue reading

A clear injunction denied

This is No. 15 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.” “That was a wonderful homily, Father Bob.” “The Holy Father, say those… Continue reading