this is a mystery to me… Why someone like me who gets angrier than *** with certain things going on in the Church… but I never leave… I know the RCC is the one established by Christ so i guess that’s one reason… but i also LOVE the Real Presence… the Mass, etc.
yet others “find fault with the doctrines” (so they say anyhow) and leave… ??
I’m talking about people who claim to know the teachings of the Church… I don’t see how you can be catechized and experience the good things of the Church and then leave.
Wonderful question! Thanks:thumbsup:
The diference in “knowing” the doctrines and accepting them can be as far apart as The east is from the west:D
It’s not head knowlwdge that matters as much as Faith, Hope and Love. Many of the 2000 year old Doctrines and Dogma’s of the Catholic Church find sparce sopport and belief in this "Me, Mine and NOW! " society we are a part of.
Dissent has been raised to an art form and is seen by some as far more than an personal option, to many it has become [in grevious error] there own version of a “moral obligation.” A somehow inherited right?
The issues and public clerical and Episcopal desent of Humane Vitae, has grown and prospered just as Pope Paul VI said it would. Contraception i have heard is practiced [It’s a Mortal sin!] by some 90% of self professed catholics. and there are as many Catholics getting abortions and divorces and non-catholics.
The unauthorized modifications to the NO Mass further complicate the issue of Obedience to the Pope and Magesterium. If So many Bishops, priest and religious can do there own thing; what’s to stop the laity?
Anger, darn right:thumbsup:
But the Catholic Church still remains the only place I can find the Very real Christ. And it is in regullarly doing so that allows me to endure abuse after abuse. Knowing in the end; Christ remains in charge.
Even with all our problems, disent, disobedience and failings, the Catholic Church clearly remains not simply the best option; but The Only Reasonable Option!
May God grant us pardon, mercy and peace