Category Archives: Raised Catholic

The Keepers – Netflix Documentary

I just finished watching the Netflix documentary series – The Keepers. It its official advertising, the docuseries is described as: This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse. … Continue reading

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The Death of the Hierarchical Church

The hierarchical Church is dying. Heralding its death are the ongoing revelations of priest sexual abuse and the Catholic Church’s inability (or unwillingness) to do something about it. The “sins” of the hierarchy go deeper than we can even image (for just … Continue reading

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God is Cleaning House!

Or should I say “Goddess?” As the horrors of the priest sex abuse scandal continue to make headlines I can’t help but celebrate the truths finally being made known.  I’ve seen the horrors first-hand (I’m not only speaking about sexual … Continue reading

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Catholic Church – the Darkness and the Light

As the revelations of the priest sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church continue to erupt, and more and more evil is uncovered, there is a great temptation to believe that the Catholic Church is only evil and that the … Continue reading

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Clergy Sexual Abuse – Compassion for the Victims

As social media continues to rage over the topic of clergy sexual abuse, I find myself wondering “what about the victims in all of this?” It is appropriate to be enraged at the Catholic Church for centuries of abuse, the … Continue reading

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Priest Sexual Abuse – There are No Words

Actually….there are a whole lot of words! On Tuesday the Pennsylvania grand jury report was released with a list of over 300 priests accused of sexual abuse  –  300 in Pennsylvania alone and that number accounts for only those who … Continue reading

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The Top Five Reasons Catholics Leave the Church

The second largest religious denomination in the United States is made up of 42.7 million non-practicing (recovering) Catholics. Being raised Catholic, working in the Church, and then making the decision myself to leave, the following is my professional and personal … Continue reading

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Recovering Catholics – 42.7 Million Strong

The Second Largest Religious Denomination A few years back, I learned that the second largest religious denomination in the United States (reported by PEW Research, second only to the Roman Catholic Church), is made up of non-practicing Catholics.  I sat … Continue reading

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Healing Our Religious Wounds – new online course

Online course Do at your own pace 23 modules Only $49.99! (content heavy and fiscally light) While religion has provided a great service to humanity, it has also done great harm. If you are one who has felt harmed, rejected, … Continue reading

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A Witch! A Witch!

Responding to the Catholic self-appointed inquisition. Just when I think I am off their radar and free of the wrath of the Catholic self-appointed inquisition, they rear their fearful head. This morning as I was enjoying a glimpse of the … Continue reading

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