Author: Lisa Graas
•10/13/2002 06:02:00 PM
The Return of a Prodigal Daughter

I was robbed! by Leila Miller
has been available online for a couple of years. In all this time, I don't recall receiving even ONE negative comment about it although I have received countless words of agreement with it. Please note that I AM NOT LEILA MILLER. I am Lisa Graas -- the tiny little webmistress who is GRATEFUL to Leila for allowing me to post her story on my site (The Lighthouse). I only WISH I could write like that. People confuse us all the time, so I had to mention that. :-) I don't think "Leila Miller" sounds ANYTHING like "Lisa Graas", and I can assure you that we look NOTHING ALIKE. She is a Palestinian city girl with a college degree and I am a white trash girl with a diploma from an Appalachian high school......but whatever, people!!!!! AS LONG AS YOU READ IT!! :-) Here's the lead-in... just a little hors d'oeuvre to whet your appetite....

I was robbed.

I am a "Generation X" Catholic, raised and catechized in the tumultuous aftermath of Vatican II. I was a victim of "renewal" and experimentation gone awry, and so were my peers. With great regret and without exaggeration, I contend that the results have been catastrophic for my generation. It is my firm belief that the overwhelming majority of young Catholics don't have even an elemental understanding of their Faith. As a direct result of that ignorance, young Catholics are leaving the Church in a steady stream (or, dare I say, tidal wave?).

It's not entirely accurate to say that I left the Catholic Church (though I considered it), but it's clear to me now that for most of my young adulthood, I was not in the Catholic Church. Read more.......


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