Category Archives: Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism

Post Script to Part 1, Introduction to “Give me a child…”–Why Catholics Still Won’t Leave the Church Even After Sex Scandals

Angela, of the YouTube channel, “Yeshua Said My Name” has featured my ex-Catholic posts on a recent video. I have linked it below. Readers and viewers may wish to watch her other videos on this and other topics. She speaks … Continue reading

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“Give me a child until he is seven…” Why Many Catholics Won’t Leave the Church Even Though Sex Abuse Scandals Explode: Part 1, Introduction

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila INTRODUCTION Part 2, “Family and Institutional Grooming”        Part 3, “Signs and Wonders”  “Give me a child until he is seven and I’ll show you the man.” The quote above is often attributed to the … Continue reading

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On Discerning the Difference Between Religious Phenomena from Upgraded Old Catholic “Mystical Experiences” and Truth

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are … Continue reading

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“Another Jesus?” by Dale Rudiger at The Ex-Catholic Journal

I have previously featured some of Dale Rudiger’s writings in various posts, here. He writes of his experiences coming away from Roman Catholicism with compassion and clarity. As referenced in his commentary, below, and elsewhere, there are myriad reasons for … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Blackmail: Guess the Perp (Hint: Archetypal, Hate-Filled, and Brilliant)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila So if the Son sets you free,* you will be free** indeed (John 8:36 NIV). BLACKMAIL The legal definition of “blackmail” is, “The crime involving a threat for purposes of compelling a person to do an act against … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.6 and 11.7: Mind Control–“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 6 Mind Control via “Soft Trauma Bonding” I am certainly not an expert in mind control, although as an employee, some years back, of a ministry that counseled ex-cultists, I participated in the research on the groups and on … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.5: Mind Control–“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 5 Examination of Conscience as Part of the Good Catholic Confession–Digging Down to the Details—and the Differences For those who think the Roman Catholic confession experience is simply the Scriptural process of confessing one’s wrongs to God, each other, … Continue reading

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