“...Having been trained in religious education through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles she brings to Truckee more than 50 years of teaching and ministering to the ‘unchurched,’ specifically those who were injured by the church either its clergy or legalism,” said the Sun’s special report, written by Colleen Williams.
“Reverend Beaman knows personally the pain of rejection from the traditional Roman Catholic Church,” wrote Williams. “After a failed long-term marriage and divorce she married a man who not only shared her religion but her politics and love of the ocean, who happened to be a Catholic priest and she, her husband and her seven children were shunned....”
Read the entire article here.
As much as I didn't enjoy hearing or reading about Anne Rice's rant against Christianity, one thing that stuck me is that at least she's honest with herself. She doesn't believe what the Church teaches. So she's leaving (not very gracefully... but that's another story...).
But the idea of saying: "I don't believe what the Church believes, but I'm a Catholic and the Church is just wrong about what it teaches..." completely baffles me. Maybe it's because I'm a convert and so I chose to be Catholic, which involved consciously accepting the teachings (I know a lot of cradle Catholics do this too, but it is so sad to see all the people who don't...).
And talk about moral relativism: If I don't agree with something it's legalism? The Church needs to be less legalistic?
What skewed logic...