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Proper Way to Leave the Catholic Church

  1. ALL4JESUS profile image77
    ALL4JESUSposted 7 years ago

    What is the proper way to leave the Catholic Church?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Run like h...
      dont look back and dont appologise for it, you lost nothing
      you will be healthier in the mind

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As politely as possible, tell the pastor that you won't be coming back and quietly shut the door behind you?

      I'm sure I don't understand the problem.  Are there legal obligations? Ethical ramifications with promises given?

      1. dutchman1951 profile image59
        dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        no wilderness there are none. Just a big Guilt trip with all players participating to make you feel worse.

        thats why I said run and dont look back

    3. Onusonus profile image81
      Onusonusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My advice would be to leave revrently, and politely tell the priest that you will see him next week. That's how I usually exit the building.

    4. Apostle Jack profile image60
      Apostle Jackposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Prevention is better than cure.But in answer to your question,you first change principals.That in itself will lead you away from Catholic Idolatry and none Christian environment.

      1. profile image59
        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It is cunning Paul, sinful scribes and the misled Church who introduced idolatry in the Catholics. Jesus did not believe in Trinity.

        1. Onusonus profile image81
          Onusonusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It is sinful Mohommed who lied about seeing an angel, and preached a false gospel to the people. One completely contradictory to the atoning sacrifice of Christ.

  2. ALL4JESUS profile image77
    ALL4JESUSposted 7 years ago

    I made an ethical commitment.  I adored my sponsor and was very happy.  Long story short, my sponsor did not like my choice for a husband.  I then chose to be married outside of the Catholic Church.  She has not spoken to me since.

    My husband and I will be joining the church where we were married 6 months ago.

    It is all very sad to me.

    I had joined the church at a time when changes were being made and then I saw a regression.  Then I encountered less than adequate priests, attended a congregation that barely said hello to me.

    So I wandered from church to church until my husband found a great church last Easter, then we were married in August and tomorrow we will join that church but I must "resign" or something from the Catholic Church.

    I have typed a nice note not letter simply stating I am leaving - no explanation.  I have been with this church or parish for 3 years and no one has been friendly yet I receive the correspondence requesting donations.

    I will not apologize - great advice duchman1951 and I will shut the door quietly as you suggested wilderness.

    I appreciate the help and I I need the support - this makes me sad and yet I wish to be respectful to the church and to myself.

    1. Beelzedad profile image55
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sponsors are supposed to support the people they sponsor, not make decisions for them or not abandon them for their own decisions.

      No, don't go quietly, give your sponsor a piece of your mind and let her know just how disappointed you are in her lack of support.


    2. recommend1 profile image70
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You don't need to resign - or anything - just leave.  Why anyone at that church would be anything to do with your partner I do not know, and your sponsor is just another person who does not matter.

      I think you have been manipulated in some way and would probably be better changing your church anyway [I would advocate not going to any church at all, but you are not asking that] the catholic church that I remember will welcome you with open arms at any venue, most priests are genuinely helpful and if the priest is a dipwad then just keep looking until you until you find the right guy.

  3. LeeWalls profile image61
    LeeWallsposted 7 years ago

    I didn't know you had to resign. I'm sorry you're beating yourself up over a decision you've made.

  4. profile image0
    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    grow up. Become an adult.
    You'll know how to sort the wheat from the chaff.

  5. profile image59
    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    The Spirit descended on Muhammad with verses as events happened
    that contained rational and reasonable arguments:

    [26:193] And verily this is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
    [26:194] The Spirit, Faithful to the Trust, has descended with it.
    [26:195] On thy heart, that thou mayest be of the Warners,
    [26:196] In plain and clear Arabic tongue.

    http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … ;verse=193

    Bible does not contain such pecularities.

    The verses say that the Revaltion was in Arabic; so it is with us and would remain with us as a sign that Sirit did bring it from the Creator-God Allah YHWH.