Declaration of Defection from the Catholic Church

I recently sent an official Declaration of Defection to the Roman Catholic Diocese where I was baptized. Has anyone else ever done this? Did they actually receive a response from the archbishop? Do tell!

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Comment by Therese Lee on June 1, 2010 at 9:18am
I found people online who did it. I think many people in Ireland started sending declarations after their scandals broke out there last year. Go to: http://www.countmeout.ie/. You can also just google "declaration of defection". I found a sample written by a gay man in the Chicago area. I worked from that letter format-wise and just added other things that I wanted to say. I will post the entire letter if you all want to read it. I will let you all know when/if I receive a response.
Comment by Natasha Kenny on June 1, 2010 at 2:53pm
Post the letter please.I have to do that.
Comment by Blue Sage on June 1, 2010 at 3:33pm
Imagine what would happen if you did such a thing in a Sharia(Islamic law)-ruled country. You would practically be signing your own death sentence. :)
Comment by Therese Lee on June 1, 2010 at 3:53pm
Good thing I live in the good 'ol US of A!
Comment by Jim Scotti on June 1, 2010 at 7:48pm
Great idea! I've seen a similar thing in rejecting your own baptism. I should do both. My parents were Episcopalian when I was born and my mom is now "born again" Catholic. But that is her problem, not mine.
Comment by James on June 1, 2010 at 9:21pm
I did the same, but only via email. Here's the blog I posted on this subject as well: http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/catholic-defection

I did hear back. They made the note in the Baptismal record that I had defected. :)

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