Hi, I don't know if this is the right place for this, so please feel free to move it. An Irish website was recently set up to help people who wanted to officially defect from the Catholic Church. As…Continue
"I'm not surprised that the Church moved quickly to close a loophole in Canon Law. The last thing the Vatican wants is for people to be able to escape the official rolls.
For those who still want to make an official declaration of…"
"I'm sorry to say I think you're too late. If you click on the link you'll read about the following:
'In April of this year, the Catholic Church modified the Code of Canon Law to remove all references to the act of formal…"
Have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website.
You'll find it here:
Amongst them is the following question:
Q: I have received a response stating that my baptismal date and…"
"Why do you need her help? Were you not baptised in the year you were born? In that case you just need to tell them the year and the parish in which you were baptised. They should be able to do the rest."
"This is something I never realized. When I was 3 or 4 days old my very Catholic Italian grandmother bundled me off to the local church and had me dunked and baptised Catholic. As that was the only official relationship I every had with the Church I…"
"Yes, but what does it matter what they think. They think I have a soul and that I suppose it's now gonig to hell when I die because I don't beleive in god. I couldn't care less what they think. I do very much care though that up to…"
"The actual Canon Law regarding defection is here.
Clause 6 only says your defection is noted in the baptismal records.
Clause 7 says:
It remains clear, in any event, that the sacramental bond of belonging to the Body of Christ that is the Church,…"
"Well actually, it really depends on your diocsese. It took me about 2 or 3 months to finalise it. But I've heard others getting theirs completed in a matter of weeks. I suspect those being stonewalled, haven't completed and aren't…"
"Hmmmm. Wasn't really aware of this. I guess they will use whatever accounting means necessary to boost their numbers. In light of Dr. FG says below, it looks like its not easy to get off their list once you're on it."
"I just posted a link to www.countmeout.ie which has details of how you can officially defect. Yes, it's true that the catholic church says that you can't be un-baptised, but that's just in their eyes. Who cares what they think, their…"
I'm assuming you're just messing around with that. But why stop with the holy ghost? Why not deny the whole kit & kaboodle!
Seriously though, if you want to officially be removed such a note to them will not suffice!"
Hi, I was prompted to inform this group of the following: An Irish website was recently set up to help people who wanted to officially defect from the Catholic Church. As the the title suggest the website is www.countmeout.ie. I have no affliation or connection to the site other than having used it to defect. Although it's primarily designed and aimed at Irish Catholics I can't see how the same process couldn't be applied anywhere in the…See More
Hello Beebub, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise, like you and other atheists, that gods are phoney and religions are cunning frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.