NPR, Talk of The Nation (March 15, 2012): After the recent controversy over birth control, health coverage and the Catholic Church, writer Soraya Chemaly declared: “I’m No Longer a Catholic. Why Are You?” in a piece for The Huffington Post. Chemaly explains what made her walk away from the church. 

"I think to circle back as to why I asked the question in the first place, as to why someone would still remain Catholic, it’s because I think that Catholics, in this country, are part of a modern, culturally pluralistic society, and they’re acting on their own individual consciences in defiance of the bishops. And by saying that I’m Catholic, for example, I give power to a hierarchy that is doing harm to me, personally and to my children, and, I think, to society in general."

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