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Old 03-24-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Hi everyone, I am currently (not for much longer) going through RCIA. I was never raised christian or any religion for that matter when I was young. I married a catholic girl almost 7 years ago and at the time of our marriage it never crossed my mind to become catholic. After having three kids and deciding we wanted to raise out kids Catholic I decided to become Catholic as well.

I have to say, it has been a wonder experience going through RCIA with the team at my local parish. I was the only one this year, so I had a lot of one-on-one and personal interaction with the team which made the experience that much more enjoyable.

So is anyone else going through RCIA? What has your experience been like?
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:33 PM
 
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Hi everyone, I am currently (not for much longer) going through RCIA. I was never raised christian or any religion for that matter when I was young. I married a catholic girl almost 7 years ago and at the time of our marriage it never crossed my mind to become catholic. After having three kids and deciding we wanted to raise out kids Catholic I decided to become Catholic as well.
I have to say, it has been a wonder experience going through RCIA with the team at my local parish. I was the only one this year, so I had a lot of one-on-one and personal interaction with the team which made the experience that much more enjoyable.
So is anyone else going through RCIA? What has your experience been like?
No, never went through RCIA, but what teaching helped you decide?
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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No, never went through RCIA, but what teaching helped you decide?
It really wasn't just one thing. I went to church with my wife every now and then and over time it just felt 'right.' Then I decided to really start taking Christianity seriously. I looked into different forms of Christianity and after researching and talking with different people in my life I felt the most 'at home' and identified more with the teachings of the Catholic church over other denominations.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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being a "cradle catholic" never went through RCIA but it sounds like it "worked" for you (perhaps because you did get the one on one time). just in case you might want some extra material after the class I might recommend the book "Catholicism for dummies" which is a great source for info on the what, why's, and where's of our faith told in an engaging and fun manner.


good luck and may God bless you and your family and bring you to where you want and need to be to know, love, and serve God and your neighbor.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:02 PM
 
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How wonderful. Welcome home!!!
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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How wonderful. Welcome home!!!
Thank you!
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:16 AM
 
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Hi everyone, I am currently (not for much longer) going through RCIA. I was never raised christian or any religion for that matter when I was young. I married a catholic girl almost 7 years ago and at the time of our marriage it never crossed my mind to become catholic. After having three kids and deciding we wanted to raise out kids Catholic I decided to become Catholic as well.

I have to say, it has been a wonder experience going through RCIA with the team at my local parish. I was the only one this year, so I had a lot of one-on-one and personal interaction with the team which made the experience that much more enjoyable.

So is anyone else going through RCIA? What has your experience been like?
I grew up Catholic and went through CCD. I was confirmed in 8th grade, so I never had the experience of RCIA. My stepmother did, though.

Do you believe you are starting to really believe Catholicism? I mean...do you still view it as just something you're doing because of your wife and kids?
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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I am confused? Why can't one just say I AM CATHOLIC? What would Jesus have to do to be "catholic?"
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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I am confused? Why can't one just say I AM CATHOLIC? What would Jesus have to do to be "catholic?"
Jesus didn't fit the mold of any religious establishment.
He walked in the Spirit, while reaching out to humanity.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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I am confused? Why can't one just say I AM CATHOLIC? What would Jesus have to do to be "catholic?"
Within Christianity, the term "catholic" has always meant "universal". It's a word used to describe the global Christian church. Biblically, it would mean to suggst the Christians in Rome, Thessalonica, Berea, Antioch, etc......all of them.

The Roman Catholic Church has taken it and turned it into a personal name. When you use it capitalized, it indicates membership in their denomination, or church. Honestly, it's kind of a contradiction in terms to use the word and then limit it as they do.
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