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