When a family member or friend abandons the practice of the Catholic faith, it can be a real blow to those who know and love them, especially those whose faith and devotion are strong. While God alone can judge the disposition of such a person’s heart, there remains the objective concern we have for the destiny of their immortal soul. Undoubtedly, we’ve all known someone who walked away from the Church. How did you respond? Did you try all sorts of intellectual or theological arguments to get them to return? When that didn’t work, did you resort to simply loving them with all your heart and living your faith in such a way that it helped to bring them back to the Church? Share your take on this crucial topic, as it will surely help many others who are experiencing the pain and heartache of someone dear to them who has left the faith behind.