This short book describes the negative effects exerted by Catholicism on the large majority of Catholics. It is critically focused on such issues as: papal infallibility; believing in miracles; the imposition of rules that cannot be followed (condemnation of any sexual act not directed to procreation); easy forgiveness; the exclusion of women; the cult of Saints as "protectors"; the ostentation of power and richness; the pursuing of pseudo-values, such as chastity; the undue interference in the sphere of politics. In the two final chapters, a general comment is given.
Spiritual Direction or Sponsorship has been an integral part of every successful person' life. Mentors is another term used to describe what another person can contribute to the human and spiritual life of the person who asks for such help. It is NOT unique to people of the Catholic Faith. Coaches, mentors, confessors are all terms used and mean essentially the same thing, one person helping anoher..
Are you at peace right now? Do you have a deep sense of peace that Catholics wish each other at Mass every week? This book is for those born and raised in the Catholic Church ("Cradle Catholics"), whether still in the Church or not, whether active in the Church or not. Cradle Catholics are "super-prepared" to find a deep sense of peace and the 5 BIG IDEAS provide a clear path to that deep sense of peace with hands-on activities and simple plans to help you take on the 5 BIG IDEAS and find your path to peace. The book can be read and worked through on your own or in a group. This book does not encourage you to leave the Catholic Church, stay in the Catholic Church, or come back to the Catholic Church if you've left. You can find a deep sense of peace and a joy for life in or out of the Catholic Church, that choice is up to you. This book takes advantage of your experience as a Cradle Catholic to help you find the peace that Catholics wish each other every week at every Mass around the world.
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