My daughter, a cradle Catholic, has told us that she no longer considers herself to be either Catholic or Christian, but a Nocturnal Pagan. She apparently became interested in Paganism while she was in high school.
Our Salvatorian priest and one of the Sisters in our parish both tell me that this is probably a “phase”, and that eventually, she will return to Christianity, if not the the Church itself. I’m willing to take their word for it, but I want to know some things about why an otherwise faithful Catholic would embrace Paganism.
If anyone on this forum is a lapsed Catholic who practiced Paganism and later returned to the Church, I would like to hear from you about your experience.
*]What made you fall away from the Church?
*]What attracted you to Paganism?
*]How far into Paganism did you fall?
*]What led you out of Paganism and back to the Church?
[/LIST]If anyone on this forum is actively Pagan, I am not addressing you. I do not intend to offer offense; I am simply not interested in a defense of Paganism.
If you are moved to respond to this request, please send me a private message so we can take the discussion off-line and not burn bandwidth.