This article indicates that neither the searchers nor I are alone in our desire to leave Catholicism.
The Roman Catholic Church has lost more members than any faith tradition because of affiliation swapping, the survey found. While nearly one in three Americans were raised Catholic, fewer than one in four say they're Catholic today. That means roughly 10 percent of all Americans are ex-Catholics.10 percent. 28 million of us. That's a heck of a lot.
I'm surprised that 78 percent identify as Christian. That feels high. I'm also surprised that only 4 percent identify as atheist or agnostic...perhaps because I believe we're all agnostic at the core.
But if you're looking here for permission to not be Catholic...well, look at the stats. There are loads of us out there.
(Of course, calling myself Episcopalian in the last 6 months is a bit of a stretch. We're still looking for a faith community, but having a heckuva time getting out of bed on post-debate Sundays to do it.)