My faith journey is taking me on a path I never thought I’d ever take. I was (and still am) very Catholic, but for a variety of reasons, I felt like I could no longer be part of the Roman Catholic Church. I will delve more into the reasons as I write, but yes, one of the reasons has to do with the quite baffling outrage on part of the bishops regarding the “contraception mandate.” I had been publicly disagreeing with a few things on my Facebook, questioning the soundness of some of the Church’s moral theology. I am not the first, nor am I the only one to publicly call out the bishops’ idiocy and point out the political maneuverings behind some of these decisions.
I know many Catholics are in a similar situation. Quite frankly, the vast majority of dissenters are silent, or at least shouted down by the vociferous minority. Some people are able to just roll their eyes and continue being Catholic, despite being at odds with some of the theology. I tried to do this, but I couldn’t sustain it. I just could not consciously say I’m Catholic and and yet dissent, even if I do believe the Church is wrong. It just seemed…hypocritical, maybe. I don’t know what word best describes it. Quite simply, there was no room for me if I wanted to keep on growing spiritually and intellectually….
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