Jim Manney shared with me an article by Matthew Warner in the National Catholic Register, “A Deeper Look at the Many Evangelicals Turning Catholic.” Warner makes the point that,
In my own experience, I’ve seen that more people who convert to Catholicism do so on account of their reason. Whereas those that leave the Church do so based on some emotion or negative experience associated with the Church.
When I ask an evangelical why they left the Church, the answer is almost always an emotion. Something made them feel a certain way. Or they just didn’t like the way something was done in Catholicism. Or it didn’t suit their lifestyle. Or some other experience made them feel nice.
Hmm. Worth pondering.