It makes me sad when I hear that.
I have friends who have left the Church because they were scandalized by priests and fellow Catholics. We've been reading about people shunned by Catholics because of their mistakes. In the past I have read good Catholics, even priests, say 'good riddance' when they hear of people leaving the Church or even excommunicated by whatever means.
That is not charity.
Pray for those who have fallen away. Pray for those who have left.
Since I was a child, my parents and siblings ridiculed me for my piety, my devotion - they called me a hypocrite - I have prayed all my life for their salvation. My brother, my mother and dad, all were reconciled to the Church before they died.
I have friends who think I'm crazy because I am Catholic. I pray for them every day - and I repent if I have scandalized them.
I pray daily for my
conversion and the conversion of sinners, I pray for the salvation of souls. I pray for the fallen away - I pray for those who are away.
King David had sinned: he calls himself a 'sinner', but he never left the people of God!" "Sinner yes, but not a traitor! And this is a grace: to remain with the People of God until the end. Having the grace to die within the Church, among the People of God, and this is the first point that I would like to emphasize. For us too, to seek the grace to die at home. To die at home, in the Church. And this is a grace! This can not be bought! It is a gift from God and we have to ask for it: 'Lord, grant that I may die at home, in the Church!’ Sinners, yes, all of us, we all are! But not traitors! Not corrupt! Always within [the Church]! And the Church is such a Mother, that she wants us just as we are, often dirty, but the Church cleans us: she is our Mother.” - Pope Francis
What kind of evangelization wants to alienate people from the Church?
Calling to mind how Saint Therese of Lisieux
experienced a voice in the final moments of her life
telling her “don't be foolish waiting in the dark.
You expect only the darkness of nothing!”
The Pope noted that “the voice of the devil, of the demon…
did not want her to trust God.” - CNA