Category Archives: Ex-Roman Catholic/Catholicism

“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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Believer: Have YOU been “Commissioned to Minister” Yet?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Short answer: yes, from the get-go. That is to say, if you are a born-again believer, the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ, has already “officiated,” so to speak, at your commissioning, or will, for all those … 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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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.4: Mind Control—“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 4 A Journey Out of Roman Catholic Mind Control into Freedom in Jesus Christ As I sat in that artful and elegant Catholic church listening to the carefully scripted and paced words of the priest guiding the flock through … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.3: Mind Control—“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 3 At my imagined outburst in the church, chronicled in part 2, little Sister John would have turned immediately to the priest for guidance, to him who, along with all other priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, on up to the … Continue reading

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