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TOP 10 REASONS WHY PEOPLE LEAVE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH




 

Top ten reasons why people leave the Roman Catholic Church

 

 

 

 

10. They strongly disagree with the parish pastor and/or the bishop, not the people, having control of parish-level decisions, especially financial decisions

9. They don’t feel welcomed (e.g., because they are divorced or gay)

8. They are scandalized at the way the pope and bishops treat victims/survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse

7. They know a large number of priests are gay, but the RCC is secretive about this and many other facts

6. They believe the Church wants to control each church member’s entire system of ethical beliefs and moral decision-making processes from womb to tomb, and they no longer accept this old way of thinking

5. They no longer believe one or more specific church teachings, doctrines, or practices (e.g., abortion, homosexuality, divorce, euthanasia, birth control, primacy of the ordained priesthood)

4. They are disgusted at the way the pope and bishops treat women

3. They are convinced that the Roman Catholic Church’s policy of keeping known and credibly accused child sex offenders employed by the church is a major public safety risk

2. They can’t stand the hypocrisy of the hierarchy, especially about sexual issues

1. They feel the Roman Catholic Church no longer teaches the values found in the gospels

 

Frank Douglas  |  Tucson, AZ  | May  28, 2011

 




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