Pope Francis has been given the greatest opportunity that could ever be given to the leader of a “great” institution. He has been given the opportunity to root out and rid his home of the evil that has beset it. Instead, Francis has chosen to side with the forces of evil by stating that the … Read morePope Francis Has Failed Us!
Birthing the new church that has nothing to do with church With both Authentic Freedom Academy and Temple of the Magdalene, I am doing everything I can to take the Church out of church while birthing a new vision of what we formerly called church. Before doing this, however, we have to examine that which … Read moreTaking the Church Out of Church
I just finished watching the Netflix documentary series – The Keepers. It its official advertising, the docuseries is described as: This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse. OMG! This does not even begin to express what is covered in this series. I … Read moreThe Keepers – Netflix Documentary
The hierarchical Church is dying. Heralding its death are the ongoing revelations of priest sexual abuse and the Catholic Church’s inability (or unwillingness) to do something about it. The “sins” of the hierarchy go deeper than we can even image (for just a glimpse, watch the Netflix documentary The Keepers. It is the chilling account of one … Read moreThe Death of the Hierarchical Church
Or should I say “Goddess?” As the horrors of the priest sex abuse scandal continue to make headlines I can’t help but celebrate the truths finally being made known. I’ve seen the horrors first-hand (I’m not only speaking about sexual abuse!) and it is only right that the sins of the Institution be made known … Read moreGod is Cleaning House!
As the revelations of the priest sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church continue to erupt, and more and more evil is uncovered, there is a great temptation to believe that the Catholic Church is only evil and that the entire institution should be destroyed. Yes – the evils that have been predicated upon innocent … Read moreCatholic Church – the Darkness and the Light
As social media continues to rage over the topic of clergy sexual abuse, I find myself wondering “what about the victims in all of this?” It is appropriate to be enraged at the Catholic Church for centuries of abuse, the culture of clericalism, fear, power and control, that made the abuse possible in the first … Read moreClergy Sexual Abuse – Compassion for the Victims
Actually….there are a whole lot of words! On Tuesday the Pennsylvania grand jury report was released with a list of over 300 priests accused of sexual abuse – 300 in Pennsylvania alone and that number accounts for only those who have been named. This doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of all those who … Read morePriest Sexual Abuse – There are No Words
The second largest religious denomination in the United States is made up of 42.7 million non-practicing (recovering) Catholics. Being raised Catholic, working in the Church, and then making the decision myself to leave, the following is my professional and personal assessment of what makes Catholics leave. They no longer feel welcome. While we often hear … Read moreThe Top Five Reasons Catholics Leave the Church
The Second Largest Religious Denomination A few years back, I learned that the second largest religious denomination in the United States (reported by PEW Research, second only to the Roman Catholic Church), is made up of non-practicing Catholics. I sat down and did the math and the number of people who still call themselves Catholic, … Read moreRecovering Catholics – 42.7 Million Strong