Originally Posted by KCT
Not researching, but asking Paul's intercession for someone I know who left the Church and is now openly anti- Christian.
If God can knock sense into Paul, he can do it to others!
Many Catholic's who leave the church, have entered into mortal sin, like divorce, and cannot receive communion until they can get an anullment. They feel left out of the Catholic faith because no mater how many times they confess their sins, and do penance, they still can not receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. They take the easy way out by not attending church. I did this but after talking with a priest I was able to straighten out my past sins and I was lead back to the faith. I now attend Mass every day.
I have a brother who is still not coming to Mass. He follows his own ideas about God and goes through life outside the church.
He believes in a supereme being, but he has lost his Catholic faith.
May I suggest that you get a hold of of a good book called "Pillar of Fire Pillar of Truth. You can get one free copy from www.catholic.com
I will pray for you and your friend. Remember, if your friend scorns you, and you suffer pains you are being blessed by Jesus. There will be a place in heaven for you.