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A little Sunday Schadenfreude

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You would think that this was from the in the Vatican’s underground newspaper, La Cipolla.
Instead it is from thejournal.ie (.ie… Irish, of course):
Website that helps people leave the … Continue reading

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You can never really “leave the Church”.

I occasionally get an message from someone who explains in self-righteous high dudgeon that she is leaving the Church because of [INSERT FLIMSY EXCUSE HERE].
Over at his excellent blog, Ed Peters looks at a case of someone who said he … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Returning to the Church after joining another church for many years

From a reader:
If a person leaves the church and joins another faith for 10 plus years, what is required to return to good standing in the church?
This isn’t as hard as one might imagine.
Usually all a person has to do … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Defection from the Catholic Church

From a reader:
My brother, a fallen away Catholic, is getting married outside the Church. He asked me to be best man.
I had the understanding that a Catholic can release himself from the obligations to get married in the Church etc. … Continue reading

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