Wondering a few things…
First, there seems to have been (in the past: in particular as a response to the Sex Abuse Scandals) a lot of people who went through the formal defection process. Just wondering if there is any sort of estimate as to how many people defected or attempted to defect.
Second, I wonder how many of those defectors have regretted their defections and returned? Is there a formal process BEYOND confession/reconcilliation for defectors? Are there any nororious defectors who have returned?
I dont know if this is mere perception but there appears to be a reawakening and return to the faith. I know I’ve returned after many many years… and from what I’ve been reading on the forum, I am not the only revert. Am I correct in my perception that there are many many people returning now or am I biased by my own personal experience?