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Mormons To Catholicism

Enjoying the discussions and benefits of returning to our faith. The ups and downs.

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Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2015

We have so mny of us that have left the LDS Church. We are great people, we have a wonderful life.
This is dedicated to those that were or are Catholic. Sometimes we need assistance and friendship to organize our thoughts to become whole again. After a few years I am whole!

Join us, feel loved and just be yourself.:)

DOn

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Easter in the Vatican

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Apr 22, 2014. 2 Replies

The most sacred day in the Catholic Faith is Easter.  It is a very positive celebration of Christ and his resurrection.  this is a lesson not in theology, but in life where we can overcome bad…Continue

Tags: Christ, Mormon, Latin, Mass, catholic

Pope sez "Nope" to the Vatican

Started by Don. Last reply by Nodin Apr 17, 2014. 1 Reply

Something happened that you rarely see in a large international organisation.  And, well, to me it was a good thing.When a Pope dies, since the 1500's  the then dead Pope has arranged for the staff…Continue

Tags: gospel, jesus, money, Francis, Pope

What drives you theologically?

Started by Don. Last reply by Nodin Apr 4, 2014. 13 Replies

What drives you theologically?  What are you looking for in a faith, and why are you not finding it anywhere in the LDS Church?How do you feel about being told something was true just to find…Continue

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Comment by JennyChristianGurl on October 9, 2012 at 7:03pm
Don,
Thank you for your comments, and point of view. I agree, I felt extremely insignificant at the LDS church, despite being raised in the faith. I felt as though I was there for everyone else, but me. At St. Vincent's, I feel like I'm there for ME, and my God. I come away feeling the warmth in my heart, and a closeness with God, without jumping through the social hoops, and feeling as though I have to perform in order to "fit in"...
So refreshing, and so nice to hve TIME for my family, the way God intended
Yours In Christ,
Jenny
Comment by Don on October 9, 2012 at 3:48pm

Hi jenny,

  I understand your views on "hurry", and the way that the LDS use it to get you in real quick.  When I was a missionary we baptised people on the first discussion abd did it with no concern for the person.  We wanted the numbers for our reports, to look good and nothing more.

  Theology is about more than "speed", hurry up and get along.  It is supposed to benefit you.  Ever noticed how unimportant you are in the herd mentality of the LDS?  It is all about "them" and nothing about "you".  ...very self serving IMHO.

The Catholic faith trains people for life, for real instances where decision making skills are needed, where chacter, values and ethics are needed.  It is not about get them in the water quick for the production numbers only.  People need to understand what is taught in Mass, what it is, and why it is done.  Mormons simply do not understand any other faith system past the things they can contort and teach to others that serve the Mormon end.  ...literally.  

Classes, education, learning to think and how to think are so very important. People need to understand what is going on and have a feeling for it. People can drop out with no problem and everyone is friends.  

  Butclasses are an important fulcrum point of education and understanding their new faith. :)

Siempre Catholic! :)

Don, Vegas

 

  

Comment by JennyChristianGurl on October 9, 2012 at 3:26pm
I was Baptized into the Catholic Faith in 1993. When I first entered RCIA I was almost offended by the concept of "taking classes"...as the "God" I had been raised with, wanted us ASAP! I learned the reason behind the "Journey" and it has made all the difference for me.
Comment by BlueEyesBrittany on August 24, 2011 at 12:31am

Totally true Don....


The mormon church is not so much about how to live a christian life and honour God as to praise the Prophet, put down all other religions and hail the priesthood and the rest of them .....

 

And women always in the back ....following their priesthood leaders and sacrificing everything for them .

 

Surely, it sucks ........

Comment by BlueEyesBrittany on August 24, 2011 at 12:26am

Really ... if i chose ... i would live with a mainstream christianity environment .... not the fundamentalist kind ..... the soft kind;;;


Because i understand them and they dont threaten my way of life and thinking ..... and we share the same educational background.

 

Mormonism is definitely out of the picture ..... w

Comment by Don on May 23, 2011 at 8:36pm

welcome to Mormons to Catholicism!  great to have you here :)

 

Don

Comment by Don on November 21, 2010 at 11:27am
Funny story, ... an old Companion and I were both Catholic on our Missions. We returned to the Catholic Church, families and all! What a hoot!

Don
Comment by Don on November 1, 2010 at 8:29pm
Very interesting. I live in Las Vegas. I log into my system in Memphis, TN. and post from that.
The LDS were so goofy to me. I can see and think, and can tell when people are bending and stretching words to fit their own ends. The cloddishness and "I am special and inspired" was beyond belief. If you were not one of the inspired people, well, then you need to pray. it drove me nuts. But, since I converted to their faith at the time I felt that this was a transitional phase for me. Little did I know that they were goofy just as I was feeling.
Everyone in our family joined, and we all left later due to them. I have always felt a stronger bond to the RC than the LDS just because the RC did not insult my intelligence and call a circle a square and a triangle a cone. I could see that this Church building had been around 200 or so years and had Latin all over it. So, I felt better inside it. Add to it my memories and it was great!

How strong is the LDS Church there? Do a lot join then drop off? Just curious.
Don
Comment by pushka on November 1, 2010 at 8:16pm
Hiya Don,

Well, I'm from East Lancashire in England. I was born into the Roman Catholic church and swung from active to inactive during my youth..parents never forced me or my brother and sister to attend church, but school tried to, lol. I used to enjoy going when I was around 6 years old, as my sister was part of the choir then..I think my brother may have been too, as he was asked to do a solo at somebody's wedding a couple of years later. I used to enjoy messing around in the choirbox. I didn't attend my RC school all the time, I was ill and so attended a 'special' school from age 6-9, so my RC highlights: First confession/Holy Communion, were taken with my ex schoolfriends, but as a guest. I was given the instruction for these sacraments in a separate evening lesson by the nun who was the head of our infant school. Maybe this one to one teaching made religion more fun and special for me at that time? I was taken to Lourdes as part of a pilgrimage when I was 10, which I loved, and we attended lots of masses there, as well as going thru the waters and visiting St. Bernadette's home, and following the torchlight procession..you can imagine the effect all of this had on my young mind. I returned home full of the religious experience I just had, and with my little book all about St Bernadette. I recall being teased a little about being so religious at this time, lol. Within a year or so, the excitement had worn off, however, and I began to attend church less regularly, and became more sceptical too. By the time I was in my teens I'd read lots about the LDS church from my Osmonds' World mags, and was intrigued by it. I began investigating and attended Sacrament Meetings weekly, in secret. I preferred the services because it was just normal people stating how they felt or what they believed in, rather than a priest, remote, just reading from the Gospel and saying things in the Homily which I didn't really get at that time. Everything was so simple with the LDS church. I quickly replaced my RC religion with it, and remained an investigator for the next 4 years. I wasn't brave enough to take the final 'plunge' and get baptised tho, and stopped attending any church at age 18. When I was married and had kids, I partially resumed attending the RCC, as the kids were baptised and attending RC schools. Eventually, ater they'd left school, and I'd been divorced for 10 years, I gave the LDS church another go...you know most of the rest of my story, I think :)
Comment by Don on October 26, 2010 at 7:56pm
Welcome Pushka!
You are member number 2! We are small and growing! :) ...for the moment, mostly small :). Tell me about yourself, where you are from and all those great things!

Don
 
 
 

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