The Top Five Reasons Catholics Leave the Church

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

Recovering Catholics – 42.7 Million Strong

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

Healing Our Religious Wounds – new online course

Online course Do at your own pace 23 modules Only $49.99! (content heavy and fiscally light) While religion has provided a great service to humanity, it has also done great harm. If you are one who has felt harmed, rejected, condemned, judged, ridiculed, stifled, silenced, by religion, you are not alone. In fact, the second … Read moreHealing Our Religious Wounds – new online course

Claiming What is Truly Ours

“We are afraid of her. For centuries we have wanted nothing to do with her. Now she returns into our midst. She is substantively weighted down by a special knowledge. She is saturated with hidden forces. Her one key move is to claim what is truly hers without shame.” – Ellias Lonsdale from his book … Read moreClaiming What is Truly Ours

Non-Practicing or Recovering Catholic?

  The second largest religious denomination in the United States is made of up 42.7 million non-practicing Catholics – men and women who were raised Catholic but, for whatever reason, no longer practice.  42.7 million – this is a staggering number and is only the tip of the iceberg as this number does not include … Read moreNon-Practicing or Recovering Catholic?

Looking for a Spiritual Home?

  Are you looking for: A spiritual home? A convenient way to be nourished, comforted and inspired spiritually? A way of being spiritual without being dogmatic? Freedom from doctrine? Support for your own spiritual views which might be very pluralistic? A relevant Jesus? A way of being Christian that doesn’t judge or condemn other faiths? … Read moreLooking for a Spiritual Home?

Recovering Catholics – 42.7 Million Strong

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

Where Have All the Catholics Gone? – Part I

Today’s blog explores the mass exodus of Catholics to somewhere else.  Why did they leave and where have they gone? Today we explore the why.  Monday, we will explore the where.  PS  This blog might be about you! Staggering Statistics Several years ago while attending a church-oriented workshop, I learned two very interesting statistics: The … Read moreWhere Have All the Catholics Gone? – Part I

Recovering Catholic? Catholic on the Fringe? Progressive Catholic? You are NOT alone!

You’re also not evil, going to hell and neither do you need to leave behind the things you have enjoyed about your Catholic faith. You can be of rational mind and discerning spirit, you can question, challenge, confront, embrace the proposed reforms of Vatican II and cringe at the “reform of the reform.” You can … Read moreRecovering Catholic? Catholic on the Fringe? Progressive Catholic? You are NOT alone!

Loving Being Catholic and What Went Wrong?

This is a continuation in the series on my discussion about being Catholic and a response to accusations that I have “left the church to start my own religion.” The Question of What Went Wrong So, if I loved being Catholic so much, and there are so many things about being Catholic that I still … Read moreLoving Being Catholic and What Went Wrong?

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