Tag Archive: Catholic Church

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

The Communion of Saints

This is No. 14 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. O, the saints that have gone before. What a “cloud of witnesses” 1 we have in so many of… Continue reading

The long arm of the Church

These are reason Nos. 10, 11, and 12 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. As expected, I’m getting push-back from some Catholics regarding this series I’m doing. It feels… Continue reading

A wonderful, Catholic woman of God

I’d like to pause again in my series on why I left the Catholic Church, to pay tribute to two of the greatest Catholics I know of…my mom and dad. Though I have… Continue reading

Indulgences – drawing down debt

This is No. 10 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. When I was considering doing this month-long series on the Catholic Church, I made a list of her teachings… Continue reading

The doctrine of Purgatory

This is No. 9 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I remember shortly before my father died, standing at the foot of his sickbed as two nuns prayed for… Continue reading

The authority of Tradition

This is No. 8 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. Tradition in the Catholic Church is nothing like your family’s annual Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin… Continue reading

Do Christians consume Christ?

…where I seek to provide some food for thought from Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse in John 6. Are Christians cannibals? Some curious first-century onlookers thought so. The word was going around that… Continue reading