On May 15, 2015, three members of the HUU Fellowship shared their own spiritual journey with us.
I apologize in advance to anyone who is offended by my comments and I regret that so many aspects of my Spiritual Journey have been negative and controversial.
Growing up in a Catholic family, the nuns at school told us we were lucky to have been born in the One True Faith, and I enjoyed this certainty, but in my teens I was already uncomfortable about rigid dogma. Papal Infallibility did not fit with the history of the Borgias, and the Inquisition. When I was 15, it was announced that St Mary had ascended bodily into Heaven. I thought it inappropriate to require every Catholic to accept this. Fortunately, frank discussion was encouraged at home by my Father who was raised a Wesleyan.
My Mother, third generation from Irish Catholic immigrants, was taught in school that “For ever and ever your soul will burn in hell if you don’t go to Mass on Sundays.” I didn’t believe this was a Mortal Sin. Neither did I believe in Original Sin. We have enough sins of our own without inheriting them.