Don’t Feed the Troll (and other lessons I have to learn all over again)

I had forgotten a few of the basics in the last few weeks when it comes to dealing with adversarial comments. The rules are pretty simple and they should have been learned early on. Unfortunately, I find myself in the position where I need to go back and learn them over again. 1. Don't feed… Continue reading Don’t Feed the Troll (and other lessons I have to learn all over again)

Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica II

I have completed my defection request correspondence and mailed it off to the Diocese of Brooklyn on my way into the office this morning.  I suspect it will hit Prospect Park West sometime on Monday or Tuesday.  I was sure to include a copy of my baptismal certificate to help the research process along, you know how these… Continue reading Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica II

Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica

I have come to the conclusion that I have very few options in what I can and cannot do in dealing with the Roman Catholic Church.  So I am going to work on the things I can do.  First and foremost, I need to make sure that the boys in Rome are not counting me… Continue reading Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica

Wandering off the reservation

I am sorting through a lot of comments, a lot of emails and a lot of phone calls?  (How did my number get so widely distributed?) Bottom line.  I am not wandering off the reservation from the topic at hand.  If you want to weave the birth control and abortion discussions into this conversations, I… Continue reading Wandering off the reservation

Pandora’s Box

It seems that my last post opened Pandora's Box.  What I thought was going to be an expression of the reasons for my exit from SNAP turned into a flash point for people for and against the way SNAP operates.  I have received more email on both sides of this discussion than I expected.  It… Continue reading Pandora’s Box

Parting Company with SNAP

Update:  If you are coming into this blog post from click here to see my response to Mr. Pierre's use of my post to support his attack on SNAP. I began writing this post over a month ago. It was put aside as my attention went to other, more important events in my life.… Continue reading Parting Company with SNAP