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  •  Probably Catholic forever..... (9+ / 0-)

    I have left "my" church on the outside, but it hasn't left me on the inside. My heart breaks every day over the hierarchy's lack of real concern for abuse victims, cover-ups protecting the abusers, lack of respect for women as priests, lack of respect for the nuns (my aunt, Sr. Corine, was faith-filled and would have been a wonderful priest), and on and on...

    But I will probably always be Catholic inside. I can't seem to choose another church. My heart and soul feels a great loss. So, I am "unchurched" and sad about that.

    •  Me too. It left us, didn't it? (3+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, tb92, evilstorm

      I cannot support the organization in any way anymore because I believe that doing so is contrary to Christ's teachings. But it taught me to put the poor above all others, to know our connectedness to all people and nature, to respect other faiths, and to never think I'm doing enough for others.

      Try Unitarian Universalist. They respect all and you can stay Catholic on the inside if you'd like.

    •  Both the Lutheran and Episcopal churches are (1+ / 0-)
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      liturgical, and are closer to the RC church than other Protestant denominations in other ways as well.

      I come from the fourth main liturgical church, Eastern Orthodoxy. Even though Protestantism is further removed from Orthodoxy than Roman Catholicism is, Anglican and Lutheran worship comes across as more "natural" to me than RC worship.

      American exceptionalism is America's road to perdition.

      by Alexandre on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 06:49:37 PM PST

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      •  Sometimes Lutherans call themselves (1+ / 0-)
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        JV Catholics.
        Only as a joke, though.
        I have often sung along with the Pope when he does Christmas Eve masses, and fit right in with C of E Services at St. Paul's in London--the tunes and liturgy scarcely differ among the three churches.

    •  I'm so sorry (0+ / 0-)

      and I respect your grief.  But please know that the Episcopal Church would love to have you, if you're ever interested.

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