I have a friend who has told me he is becoming Eastern Orthodox. He is a Catholic. I try to talk to him about it and tell him it is wrong and a sin and I pray for him. But he says, Catholics, even Popes would not condemn him for converting so it is ok.
I talked to another friend on Facebook and he said his catholic friend converted to Eastern Orthodox and acted like it was fine. I asked him if he prayed for him to come back to the Church and he said no.
There is a blogger who writes a spirituality blog that I have read for a long time. He is Catholic. He just told his readers he is going to become Eastern Orthodox. They are not trying to talk him out of it, or telling him it is a sin to leave the Catholic Church, they are only giving him encouragement! I don’t understand why? Eastern Orthodox are schismatic and it is a grave sin to leave the Catholic Church. I am the only one who is commenting that he should not leave the Church. Some people are saying Eastern Orthodox are not really schismatic so it’s ok. Is there any help you can give me on this?
Why do Catholics applaud other Catholics who leave the Church to become Eastern Orthodox?? Won’t they go to hell because they deliberately leave the Catholic Church? If they won’t, then why shouldn’t I convert like I thought of doing years ago? If it is ok, and Eastern Orthodox can go to heaven just like a Catholic (even if the person used to be a Catholic and converted), then why shouldn’t I convert too if I like their divine liturgy etc?