Posts Tagged ‘Ex-Catholics’

What Catholics lose when they leave the Church Comments 0

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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A Catholic is bound to view every act of apostasy or schism as spiritual suicide, a choice against life. This characterisation is borne out by three recent columns written by Catholics who have left the Church over the sex abuse scandals. None of the authors proposes any higher, truer teaching than the Catholic faith. None Read more

Reluctant Mass-goers: You are the one your parish is waiting for Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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O.K., in spite of dismal national trends, in spite of your family and friends leaving the church like rats jumping from a sinking ship, you want to remain Catholic. You have your reasons. Perhaps you are rock solid in your faith. Or perhaps it is more of a hunch, that Catholicism is where Jesus is Read more

Theologians discuss sense and absence of the faithful Comments 0

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Who should be included in the definition of the faithful and who of these are “absent” were among questions put at a recent US theological conference. Earlier this month, the annual meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America grappled with the issue of the “sensus fidelium” or “sense of the faithful” of the whole Read more