Tag Archive: Roman Catholic Church

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

On this rock

This is No. 7 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty… Continue reading

The path to heaven

This is No. 6 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” The frightened Philippian jailer, recognizing the activity of an almighty God… Continue reading

Catholic charities

This is No. 5 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I remember when I had just left the Catholic Church, my dear, very devoted Catholic father telling me that… Continue reading

The one, true church

This is reason No. 4 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. It’s Sunday, and all over the world Christians of every denomination and none are gathering together to worship… Continue reading

Bread or body, wine or blood?

This is reason No. 3 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. When I was in second grade, I made my First Communion, just like all Catholic kids do. It… Continue reading

The sacrifice of the Mass

This is reason No. 2 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I remember the last time I attended Mass as a Catholic. I didn’t get there early enough (yeah…I… Continue reading

Mary, Mother of God

This is reason No. 1 in my series “30 reasons why I left Rome.”  Please read my introduction and explanation here. Far and away, for me and many other ex-Catholics, one of the… Continue reading

30 reasons why I left Rome

Never been there. Rome, that is. Someday I hope to visit the Eternal City, the site of so very much of historical import. But, I’ve never even been off the continent. North America,… Continue reading