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To: proud2bRC
Fallen away Catholics are hard to deal with. My sister in law is a cradle Catholic, left the Church became a Lutheran, came back, left again became a Jehoviah Witness, came back again, left again and is now in a non denominational church which has lost two pastors in two months. Still she puts down my faith every chance she gets. Her church will most likely not even be there this time next month. She wants a church to fit her lifestyle, not a life style to fit her church.
172 posted on 11/05/2001 6:50:04 AM PST by kassie
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To: kassie
Brother-in-law's brother (is he anything to me?) took a similar path...

Stopped going to mass when he was in the Navy, got out at his wife's request and moved back to Ohio.

She wouldn't convert, and he'd kind of fallen by the wayside, so they found a little 'church in the wildwood' kind of place.

He went at it with all the fury of the convert; not only abandoning all trappings of Catholicism, but going to church three or four times a week, and eventually deciding to be a minister.

He 'studied' for three months. I can only compare this to mainline protestant sects, which, I am told, require a four year degree, and to Catholicism which requires four years of counseling and psychology studies plus four more years of theology. Needless to say, I had my doubts.

Anyway, he becomes a minister. I was unable to make the 'swearing in', but my brother-in-law gave me a general run-down. Some requisite Catholic bashing, followed by inductions, followed by some faith healing. Did you know that unemployment can be healed? Yep. So said the priestess: "Within the week, this woman will have a job."

Never did here whether that worked or not.

Unfortunately, this new minister was every bit as good a Protestant as he had been a Catholic. Last I heard, he was trying to become a fireman.

173 posted on 11/05/2001 8:17:34 AM PST by Mr. Thorne
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