In general terms, exCatholics are very bitter. ExProds have very warm feeling towards their former church.
They’re mainly people who didn’t believe anything anyway, but were just on the Church’s rolls because that’s what their family did, 1, 2, or maybe even 3 generations ago.
And there are still a lot more catholics like that. The real issue that the Church fails to address is this: is Catholicism a faith or a culture?
There are mexican hookers with cross tattoos. There is a whole “culture of catholicism” that has nothing to do with Jesus whatever.
And the Church seems to implicitly accept that because they’re “our people”. And this kind of thinking is what leads them to push for greater immigration from the south, whether legal or illegal.
This is an immoral policy. And those who want a Holy Church should shout and scream at their Church representatives until they get back on a Holy path, instead of a political one.
Be warned, however, that this thread will go toxic fast.
Whenever it is discussed here at FR, the Catholic defenders would rather burn the place to the ground rather than permit and allow ex-Catholics who now profess a personal faith in Jesus as Christians "get away with it."
It will always be something. There must be a list somewhere:
- you were never a Catholic
- the Catholics never did this but always did that, you just were too dumb to notice
- you don't "sound or behave like a Christian to me!"
- all the people who profess to be Protesants now are jerks
“Thus, both as believers and as worshipers, Catholics who become Protestants are statistically better Christians than those who stay Catholic. We are losing the best, not the worst.”
I agree 110%
As for the Kennedy Catholics of mid 20th century and thereafter in the USA, good riddance.
It's called apostacy, and it's been foretold.
I think many join evangelical churches to have their sin forgiven while many join liberal mainline churches to have their sin excused.
There is death in the churches that are overcome with power struggles and unbelief. The churches leftists took over will die out for a lack of spirit in their rejection of God like the Europeans. They will make future atheists.
The Catholics are hurt by the leftists and pagan female goddess Mary worshipers in all their organizations constantly making an fool out of that which is holy, loving and good in the church - JESUS. Sometimes I think the Catholic church is doomed unless it starts over from scratch with true believers in the Spirit and truth of Christ and lets the nonbelievers to go their way and leave the church. The spirit of darkness is so entrenched within the organizations and they tell the young people there is no truth nor saving grace in Jesus which is very dispiriting.
Evangelicals are up the creek if they don't turn away from the worship of materialism. Sugar Daddy god has run it's course. The Gospel of Jesus is much more than abundance in material.
“First, those who are leaving the church for Protestant churches are more interested in spiritual nourishment than doctrinal issues.”
Quite so. Spiritual hunger, a desire to be taught and fed from the Scriptures, is basically the reason ex-Catholics have told me they are no longer Catholics.
Doctrinal teachings do matter but that comes later and these ex-Catholics have said they would not return for those reasons.
You mean, like Raymond Brown?
That Catholics are leaving to join evangelical churches because of the church teaching on the Bible is a disgrace.
What the Catholic Church has taught about the Bible for the past century is a disgrace.
Too few homilists explain the scriptures to their people. Few Catholics read the Bible.
Oh my goodness. Catholics are becoming Protestants and the stupid author (and many like him) think the problem will be solved by spending more time telling Catholics that the Bible is a fairy tale.
This is Cloud Cuckooland.
In other words, they want a church service that entertains them, because they go to church to be entertained, because, really, you know, it's all about them, and if it's not fun, they aren't interested.
As someone said above, it's called "apostasy," and it was prophesied long ago.
I thought we always had to have a live source for a post/story. It appears you don’t have one. Hmmm
I’ve been told the mods like to check on the validy of a thread that way.
Perhaps I’m wrong, but I don’t think so.
I just posted this in another thread and is appropriate
here. It doesn’t matter the exodus now...
God knows what is going to happen. Its been awhile, in my reading them, for fourteen years the Catholic messages from Heaven and the Protestant point to..are in preparation for one thing...the Remnant is Roman Catholic. The world is close to the Great Tribulation, the end of the 6th Day.
My advise, pray, repent from the heart and confess your
mortal sins. Believe in the Holy Eucharist and any misunderstandings about the faith will fall away.
God has always desired everyone believe the same. He is
going to help (free will is a gift) make it happen with
I put one word in CAPS.
~ ~ ~
God Speaks Will You Listen
...Hence lukewarm Catholics will persecute my faithful Catholics. After the warning, there will only be one church. All Protestant denominations will have no reason to exist. For all Protestants will see the truth in my Catholic Church. Those Protestants who in their pride reject my truth, will become apostate and persecute my true Catholics. Many Protestants will enter my church because of the warning. The ungodly will persecute my faithful remnant because the ungodly rejected my mercy. A fierce persecution will rage like a fire in certain parts of your world. Europe, North America, and Latin America will persecute my faithful severely. My son, the largest number of converts will come from the pagan religions. Many Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and tribal peoples will accept my mercy and truth because of the warning. My church will experience a large amount of growth in those areas. I will need my faithful to teach these converts. Many miracles will take place at this time. Bilocation and other miracles assisted by my angels will occur. My faithful may be teaching in different areas of the world. After the warning, there will only be a short time given to mankind to repent. If no repentance is done, I will allow Satan and the antichrist to chastise a sinful generation. At this time, many faithful will be: called home, persecuted, martyred, and taken to my refuges. Only those who are not spiritual babies with my divine life residing in their souls will endure those days and enter my era of peace. My son, at baptism all my children receive sanctifying grace, but many do not
progress beyond spiritual infancy. I will not lose any the Father has given to me. My spiritual babies will come home to be with me to prevent the loss of their souls. A soul who does not partake of my Eucharist REMAINS a spiritual baby. Just as a human baby must eat solid food to grow to adulthood, so spiritually you must receive my graces through the sacraments to mature to spiritual adulthood. The body must be fed to grow. Likewise, the soul must be fed to grow and mature. Satan knows this truth. This is why he has deceived many of my people with false interpretations of my scriptures. Many teach the physical nation of Israel is the fulfillment of my scripture. Many teach the antichrist will resume the Jewish sacrifice in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem to constitute the abomination of desolation. This is a false teaching, not from God, but from human understanding. My son, in the book of Daniel, the persecution by the Jews under Antiochus can be considered a partial fulfillment of the abomination of desolation. But the complete fulfillment has not yet taken place. At my death, the veil in the temple was rent in two and the old sacrificial covenant was replaced by my new covenant. My sacrifice on the cross was the final sacrifice for my peoplesâ sin. I am the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham. I am the seed of Abraham, the son of David, in whom all the nations of the earth are blessed. My nation of Israel is my church, not the modern nation of Israel. My people are now all those who become part of my church through sanctifying grace. The complete fulfillment of the prophecy from Daniel of the abomination of desolation will occur: when the continual sacrifice of the mass is abolished by the false prophet and the anti christ. Acceptance of the protestant doctrine of the mass by an anti pope will be the fulfillment of the prophecy. The temple of God is my Holy Roman Catholic Church. My faithful remnant will be persecuted worldwide...
The people who leave the Catholic Church are badly catechized. If they knew the faith, they would not leave.
The Church is going to experience her crucifixion but after,
in the new time, the Millennium, everyone will believe in
Our Lord’s presence in the Eucharist.
You are absolutely welcome to have all the regular National Catholic Fishwrap (a/k/a NCR) readers that you’d like. If you can do something with them, all the better to you.
I left Catholicism because I studied the Bible, obeyed it, and knew I could no longer attend that pagan church. My eyes were opened to the truth, and I could never go back.