Tag Archive: Roman Catholic Church

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

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

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