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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 10 (Called to Peace)

To the post script of my series on “Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival”* a commenter responded by acknowledging his own realization of the sometimes call to silence which prompted this next post in my series on leaving … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 9 (Dad’s Story)

Phyllis Nissila Again today I am prompted to respond to a reader’s comments within which she linked to the story of her experiences in prayer and intercession for her own relatives (mother and brother) before they passed on, although they … Continue reading

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On Witnessing to a Roman Catholic: an Explanation, a Story, and an Exposition

Phyllis Nissila On the hearts and minds of many former Catholics I know is a sense of compassion coupled with urgency to reach out to loved ones still involved in Roman Catholicism. This is a three-part offering that, I pray, … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 6 (Fear)

Phyllis Nissila (Put your seatbelt on, here. This ride is a little bumpy at first.) FEAR, B.C. According to my careful Roman Catholic upbringing, topic, “sin,” there are the seven deadlies to watch out for, the eight horribles, the nine … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire 4: On Leaving Roman Catholicism (Ashamed or Redeemed?)

Phyllis Nissila ASHAMED “How (Christians) fail every day is noted by God,” said the radio preacher, “and may result in personal shame at the (Bema) judgment seat of Christ.” Her guest concurred, but he was quick to add this “assurance”: … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire 3: On Leaving Roman Catholicism (The Nest)

Phyllis Nissila Reader Dale Rudiger commented on the very first post in this  serious,  https://pnissila.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/out-of-the-fire-on-leaving-roman-catholicism/ , offering what I think is an exceptionally apt  analogy pertaining to why it is so difficult to discern core Gospel truth via the Roman … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism

Phyllis Nissila If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.-Jesus If to be free is the most important goal of all, then to help someone else to be or to become free must be the … Continue reading

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