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Katherine wrote:

Hi, guys —

I do not want to be Catholic anymore.

  • What should I do?


  { What should I do if I don't want to be a Catholic anymore? }

Mike replied:

Dear Katherine —

I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with the Church. I noticed that your e-mail address indicates you are from Latvia. (Contact)

I'm unfamiliar with that area of the world but if you have any doctrinal issues you would like to discuss, we would be more than happy to discuss them.

We would like to understand why you have no interest in being Catholic anymore. It is the only Church Jesus founded on St. Peter before ascending into Heaven.

The best thing anyone can do, when they no longer wish to be Catholic, besides praying,
is to go to Confession and share their issues and problems with a priest.

Not so much in an attempt to have him persuade you to stay in the Church, but to ensure:

  • that you have no misconceptions about what the Church teaches, and
  • if you are having a hard time being faithful to certain teachings, getting some pastoral advice that may help.

If the priest is insensitive or is a very liberal priest, look for another one; one that is faithful
to the Church. If you are having a hard time finding one, ask the Lord in prayer to send one
into your life. Most of the time, these priests will:

  • have a strong devotion to Our Blessed Mother
  • have a strong devotion to the Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and
  • be faithful to the Holy Father/the Pope.

The choice is yours, and not anyone else's; but talking to a priest who is faithful to the Church may be more helpful than you think.

Registration-wise, there is really nothing you can do. Here is a list of Related postings below.


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