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My resignation as a catholic

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Stabat Mater, Feb 11, 2019 at 5:43 PM.

  1. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Reverting Lutheran Supporter

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    I give up :(

    Thanks for fellowship in the faith these last five years I've appreciated it greatly and I'm honest when I'm saying that I love you all dearly as brethren and sisters in christ.
    I will always cherish the time I spent here and I'm sure with time I'll be able to cherish my time in the catholic church too as I've learned a lot about Christ too. I've not been treated bad most of the time in my parish and I've enjoyed reading papal documents etc from the past.

    I have to remember the good things not just my wounds and our parish the least two years and the papacy of Francis.

    I hope I'm welcome to visit OBOB from time to time even though I'm not in communion any furthermore.
    I'm not sure where I'll go at this stage, but I'll revert to Lutheranism for now and I'll probably once again approach the Orthodox church sometime.

    Again thanks for having me, thanks for loving me and finally thanks for putting up with me.
    I'm sorry if I've distressed you guys through my battle of faith. You guys have always been providing me with a home even when I've had nowhere else to go, I'll never forget that.

    God bless all of you I will always love you people.



    In christ our Lord
    - Stabat
     
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  2. Gracia Singh

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    Christ, have mercy.
     
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  3. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    Oh dear.....

    God bless you
     
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  4. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    OP.

    Why give up? What are your reasons?
     
  5. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Reverting Lutheran Supporter

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    Best described as plentiful, but mainly theological.
    It's a culmination of something which has been grown for years.

    Out of respect of my brethren I'll not go in depth, but I dont believe that the papacy anymore.
     
  6. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    It would be good to know why? Any points you could list?
     
  7. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Reverting Lutheran Supporter

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    Answer above, the pope if not being the vicar of christ he ends up being quite the opposite.

    I will be approaching the east, but things will take time.
     
  8. Maria Billingsley

    Maria Billingsley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey! What's up?? Your message sounds worrisome! Lets pray about it! We are all in this together no matter what! So what's going on??
     
  9. dzheremi

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    Lord have mercy.
     
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  10. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Reverting Lutheran Supporter

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    No need to worry, it was just the hardest decision I've ever had to make. It has been a long and difficult journey, but now its finally over.
    I will go to a very conservative Lutheran parish and with time I will move east.
     
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  11. Davidnic

    Davidnic Well-Known Member Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Roads can go in many directions before they lead home, even passing through home and out again. You are always welcome here. And if ever there's anything I can do for you just message me.

    No matter where you are, you are my brother in Christ.
     
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  12. Maria Billingsley

    Maria Billingsley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Whew! Thank you for the clarification. I stay out of this thread as I am not a Catholic but your post caught my interest and I wanted to make sure you are OK. Blessings
     
  13. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    The Catholic church is bigger than one man.

    Many Popes have come and gone that have not been at all popular. Some downright evil.

    The Catholic church has Jesus as its cornerstone. It is built on solid foundations. Yes, parts of the building are falling apart but, no way will it collapse.
     
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  14. Michie

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    I'm very sorry and sad to see you go. Your struggles, believe it or not have helped me sort out my feelings and frustrations. I hope you do not leave us all together.:(

    Of course you are always welcome to fellowship with us. Just remember- don't jump out of the frying pan and into the fire! You have been through enough already.

    And remember, the doors are always open with a lit candle in the window for you to return back home.

    Love & Prayers,
    Michie
     
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  15. Basil the Great

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    God be with you, Stabat.
     
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  16. Beloved2018

    Beloved2018 Raised LCMS; Now A Struggling Catholic Supporter

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    I'm sorry, but I feel like you're throwing in the towel and I can't just say farewell. I'm also kinda mad to be honest. I kept replying to you and others, in the other thread...but only received scant responses. I get that you're tired, we all are. But I feel like you guys were just consoling each other and encouraging each other to leave. I cannot express to you how horrible I think this plan of yours is. The void your absence as a functioning member of the Body will make it insurmountable to fill and it is we who will have to make up for it. What you're doing is wrong. You're leaving the Bride of Christ because of mere men. You are cutting yourself off from the Sacraments and worse from us. I cannot abide this. Call me ignorant...mean...whatever....it's just wrong.
     
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  17. eastcoast_bsc

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    God speed and stay close to Christ.
     
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  18. ilovejcsog

    ilovejcsog Active Member

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    I am sure all who read the original post were alarmed. So grateful you clarified it. God bless you and be with you on your path . Finding an answer for you troubled soul.
    Love you in Jesus.
     
  19. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Reverting Lutheran Supporter

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    Always brother, always.

    John 15:5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
    5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
     
  20. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Reverting Lutheran Supporter

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    I assumed everyone read it in the context of my previous three years or so.
    I forgot to tag it (Catholics only), but I didn't mind as I thought this wasnt particularly catholic anyway.
     
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