Skip to comments.Evangelicals Becoming Catholic, why?
Posted on 05/17/2012 4:18:46 PM PDT by Salvation
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Lots of Catholics leave the RCs to join Protestant churches, too.
[ Maybe because the Catholic Church is putting its foot down and demanding Catholics be Catholic again, and this is appealing since the Evangelical movement seems to be slowly drifting to the same place the mainstream denominations have gone. In the past ten years, the evangelicals churches have started to embrace all kinds of lunacy: environmentalism, encouraging illegal immigration, etc. ]
Also the new Evangelicals re-joining the catholic church should also put pressure on the bishops to embrace the new “tone from rome”!
Some of the Evangelical non-denoms are turning into “Unitarian lite” with a sorta “Jesus was a Hippie” vibe.
Jesus was more of a Paladin Knight than he was a Hippie.
You may have the answer there. It’s hard to tell for each has an individual tale to tell.
Those aren’t REAL Catholics, they are the CINOs like Pelosi, Biden, Sebelius (who BTW has been excommunicated by her Kansas Bishop) etc.
You can have them.
Eventually, it only makes sense to return to the source.
“Lots of Catholics leave the RCs to join Protestant churches, too.”
Yeah, I see lots of migration back-and-forth.
Pretty standard, I think.
I don’t care about poaching other denominations. I care about non-Christians.
Only the ones who have already left the Faith
Look at the stories even here on FR. The exCatholics leave for personal reasons (I have seen their stories over and over, which they will often either deny or minimalize during ongoing threads addressing such matters). Protestants who join the Faith do so for theological reasons, often leaving behind much if not most of their lives.
I suspect that there may be further discussion on this...
Excellent point. However, if I find out that they are a baptized Catholic, I will always invite them to the next Mass, evening with Faith Formation 101, Sctiputre Study, or whatever.
Our church is growing so much that we are in the beginning — nearing the middle of a capital campaign to building a new church building and to modernize the old church building into classrooms.
Just my two cents: From the outside looking in, the Catholic church always seemed to have a sense of holiness that protestants lacked. Note that I say this knowing full well and good that since I’ve been married to my second wife (and I her second husband) for well over 20 years, that I’ll never be asked to set foot in a Catholic church.
It’s because many evangelical churches have abandoned the authority of schripture while the Catholic church still has some standards albeit not often enforced.
I have attended Alliance, Lutheran, Evangelical services, and I believe you are right — the holiness is missing.
The Anglican Church that I attended, though, did have that sense of holiness.
We are experiencing an interesting phenomenon in our parish. We have seen a significant increase in the number of first Communion candidates in our Faith Formation (CCD) program, nearly doubling previous years. The interesting thing is that over half are what we call late bloomers, kids well beyond 2nd grade. It tells me that many lapsed Catholics are returning to the Church or at least making sure that their kids get the basics.
The Catholic Church has scripture every day during the Mass.
Weekly Bible studies too.
I agree with you on the enforcement — but I think we are seeing that begin to turn around.
Is the Catholic pendulum swinging slowly to the right?
Wow! I think you are in a big parish, but our numbers were larger this year too.
Doubling for the Anglo kids and tripling for the Hispanic kids.
The largest church here in little ole Oregon capital had (Are you ready?) 360 First Communicants.
Christ will forgive this ‘transgression’ as there are many more and many worse that you (and I) have committed.
Melas, I am talking (lecturing?) you as much as myself. My wife was raised Catholic, I was not and never formally converted. We are both in our second marriages, and together now 29 years. This marriage, I think, is what is my life's mission. For me, marrying this woman and raising her child, by her first husband, is my mission in this life.
We all need to go to church, for our own good.
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