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How Does A Roman Catholic Leave Their Church?

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  • How Does A Roman Catholic Leave Their Church?

    Is there any kind of a formal termination?
    RC's do know God, but the Bible indicates that it is a knowledge in condemnation, a knowledge enabling them to know things about themselves and the world around them, even though they suppress the truth of God which makes such knowledge possible.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Raynebeau View Post
    Is there any kind of a formal termination?
    Nope - I'm still a Roman Catholic on the books, since I was Baptized by 'em in 1942. I Guess you'd have to be "Excommunicated" to be OFFICIALLY out. I'm just "Lapsed".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Raynebeau View Post
      Is there any kind of a formal termination?
      Unfortunately no. They like to keep anyone who is baptised as a member because that way they boost their members and it makes them look good. But doesn't excommunicated mean not allowed to attend church services etc. Isn't that more like a suspension that can be lifted. One King stood in the snow until he was allowed back in. Henry iv was the culprit excommunicated 5 times by 3 different popes. So even excommunicated doesn't get you out of membership.

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      • #4
        I think they just send you a notice suspending you or expelling you. I got thrown off of Catholic Answers until 3017, for a thousand years. They just told me to "get lost" out of the blue. I suppose its the same way with other RCC institutions.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Southsider View Post
          I think they just send you a notice suspending you or expelling you. I got thrown off of Catholic Answers until 3017, for a thousand years. They just told me to "get lost" out of the blue. I suppose its the same way with other RCC institutions.
          So they will not be praying to you to answer prayers after your passed on. Good to know.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Southsider View Post
            I think they just send you a notice suspending you or expelling you. I got thrown off of Catholic Answers until 3017, for a thousand years. They just told me to "get lost" out of the blue. I suppose its the same way with other RCC institutions.
            you can't disagree with their catholic teachings there.

            we were taught OCAC, once catholic always catholic. I just quit going to it and joined another church. I'm sure I'm still counted as one. as would my mother, sister, good friend who left in the late 70s also. and I 'spect it still counts our kids we had water baptized there too. none who are catholic.

            "I was changed, redeemed, forgiven before the blood was dry.

            The debt I owed was canceled in the twinkling of an eye."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by balshan View Post

              So they will not be praying to you to answer prayers after your passed on. Good to know.
              More importantly, will they pray for you in purgatory?
              1Peter 1:18,19 Redeemed ... with the precious blood of Christ

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              • #8
                Originally posted by peanutgallery View Post
                more importantly, will they pray for you in purgatory?
                lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bob Carabbio View Post

                  Nope - I'm still a Roman Catholic on the books, since I was Baptized by 'em in 1942. I Guess you'd have to be "Excommunicated" to be OFFICIALLY out. I'm just "Lapsed".
                  Practical note - in Massachusetts back in the last century, Since my Wife and I are BOTH Roman Catholics of record, IF we were to adopt a baby, we WOULD NOT be permitted to adopt anything other that a Roman Catholic Baby, and Non-Catholic Babies would be off limits to us. SO we adopted in Kansas, where there are no such regulations.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Raynebeau View Post
                    Is there any kind of a formal termination?
                    Well in the old days it was done at a stake surrounded by green wood or if they wanted to have mercy upon you they would surround you by seasoned wood so the fire would consume all the air and you would die a merciful death of suffocation before the fire did any sever damage.

                    I think I have the green or seasoned wood part correct.
                    Pro 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bob Carabbio View Post

                      Nope - I'm still a Roman Catholic on the books, since I was Baptized by 'em in 1942. I Guess you'd have to be "Excommunicated" to be OFFICIALLY out. I'm just "Lapsed".
                      What do you think would have happened if you had visited your parish priest and informed him of your decision to leave the RCC?
                      RC's do know God, but the Bible indicates that it is a knowledge in condemnation, a knowledge enabling them to know things about themselves and the world around them, even though they suppress the truth of God which makes such knowledge possible.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mica View Post
                        you can't disagree with their catholic teachings there.

                        we were taught OCAC, once catholic always catholic. I just quit going to it and joined another church. I'm sure I'm still counted as one. as would my mother, sister, good friend who left in the late 70s also. and I 'spect it still counts our kids we had water baptized there too. none who are catholic.
                        I was going to call the parish Iíd gone to and tell them I left. No sense in them sending me monthly offering envelopes and other mail when I donít go there anymore.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Forgiven Child View Post

                          Well in the old days it was done at a stake surrounded by green wood or if they wanted to have mercy upon you they would surround you by seasoned wood so the fire would consume all the air and you would die a merciful death of suffocation before the fire did any sever damage.

                          I think I have the green or seasoned wood part correct.
                          You are so right, that's exactly how it went for those who saw the light and were born again and left the heretical pagan religion which masquerades as the "one true church".....they will pay for what they are doing... and everything the Lord will do will be Right and Just and Deserved right down to the last person who lit the smallest of twigs under one of these saints.




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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Raynebeau View Post

                            What do you think would have happened if you had visited your parish priest and informed him of your decision to leave the RCC?
                            Last winter I told my former priest I was thinking about leaving. (He was transferred to another parish before I left.) He didnít say much, really. Asked me why. He didnít tell me I was sinning or anything.
                            A few months later I told another priest in confession that Iíd been going to another church (I was still going to Mass occasionally). He asked where? And why? I asked if he wanted the truth, he said ďyesĒ so I told him it was because Mass is boring, that the new church I was going to had great music and I really feel the Holy Spirit there. He said I wasnít going to church to be entertained. I told him that I donít see anything wrong with both worshiping and enjoying myself, or something to that effect. He stopped questioning me.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Yaara View Post

                              You are so right, that's exactly how it went for those who saw the light and were born again and left the heretical pagan religion which masquerades as the "one true church".....they will pay for what they are doing... and everything the Lord will do will be Right and Just and Deserved right down to the last person who lit the smallest of twigs under one of these saints.

                              John Wycliffe left quite an impression on the church: 43 years after his death, officials dug up his body, burned his remains, and threw the ashes into the river Swift



                              from https://www.christianitytoday.com/hi...-wycliffe.html
                              Pro 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

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