To my brothers and sisters-
First things first-
**I confess, to almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own faults - in my thoughts, and in my words, in what I have done and what I have failed to do.
I ask the blessed Mary - ever virgin, all the angels and saints - and to you my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.**
Have you ever really read those words? How beautiful.
I come to you my brothers and sisters for your help.
I have many demons that haunt me and a 2nd failing marriage to prove it.
I would like to open this discussion up to those who are truly interested in partaking in this forum to assist me with healing and not just wanting to make yourself feel better by not having the baggage I carry and just wanting to know some good juicy stuff.
As my post reads, I do believe the Catholic Church is the Church that Christ esablished with Peter, and handed on through apostolic succession to this day - I just can't live it.
I am a cradle Catholic that in the last 5 years has grown more in my understanding of the faith than all that time leading up to it. It took Protestantism to do that and for that I'm grateful, but I cannot break the chains that bind and allow myself to move past those demons that haunt me.
I **DO NOT **believe the Catholic Church is too good to be true and too hard to live - I just don't know how to do it.
Let the help commence.