Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Why Do Catholics Become Evangelicals?

I would add my comment that once they do and get into the Bible, they usually come back with a better understanding of what Catholicism is about...if the Church could just open the Bible to them in the first place I doubt they would ever leave. More about Jesus, less about the institution that exists to make Christ present.

From Homiletic and Pastoral Review...

An Operative Theology of Exit: Why Catholics Leave
  1. Lack of active participation
  2. Lack of scriptural and theological sophistication
  3. Lack of appropriate and effective Catholic catechesis
  4. Anemic parishes and preaching

2 comments:

  1. One reason all this catechesis is necessary is that the mass as celebrated in the typical parish does not express the fullness of the faith ritually. So Catholics who once were sustained their faith by participation at mass and devotions now are left to their own devices.

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  2. One reason all this catechesis is necessary is that the mass as celebrated in the typical parish does not express the fullness of the faith ritually. So Catholics who once were sustained their faith by participation at mass and devotions now are left to their own devices.

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