Let me make one thing clear. I am Catholic…but NO WAY am I Roman Catholic.
I have many Roman Catholic friends & family. But, I could not & never will become one. There are many reasons for my aversion to the Holy See.
1. One man has way too much power. Yeah, I am referring to the Pope.
2. My Protestant background refuses me to even consider the idea of putting my choices for MY LIFE based on a Catechism. Sometimes I think the Protestants have it correct with their ” sola Scriptura” doctrine.
3. Mandated celibacy of the priesthood. This is ridiculous. I believe that marriage should be open to anyone & everyone who is in a committed relationship.
4 Birth control. In this day & age, it makes sense to practice responsible family planning.
5 They keep the Blessed Sacrament away from folks who refuse to ” sign on the dotted line” & agree with their Catechism.