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I was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family. My mother was raised in a Roman Catholic family as well, but my father was raised a Lutheran. Before my parents got married, my father converted over to the Roman Catholic faith. I was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Church. I have always been an active member in my church community, helping lead Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. As a Catholic, my parents decided to enroll both my sister and I into the Rochester Catholic School system. It was at my elementary and high school that I learned a lot about Christianity. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school did I realize that I didn’t really like the Catholic Church. I realized, (and this is my own opinion), the Catholic Church goes against what it preaches. The Church lectures us
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Unformatted text preview: about being open to everyone, embracing diversity, when in actual reality; the Catholic Church is not open to everyone. The biggest problem I have with the Church is that it is very judgmental. I personally know Catholics who judge others solely on what they look like and how they would presume them to act. I just didn’t like being a part of that hypocrisy. Although I have my dislike in certain Catholic antics, I still believe in one huge thing; God is real. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. A few years ago, something really terrible happened in my life, and it was because of this that I realized that God is real, and that He put me through this situation for a specific reason....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RELI 110 taught by Professor Croghan during the Spring '08 term at Augustana SD.

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