Skip to comments.I'm joining the Catholic Church next month. Advice/Books/Etc.?
Posted on 05/28/2008 6:05:04 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
Hello fellow Freepers. I believe this is my first post on the Religion forum.
Over the past week or so, I put some thought into something I've been pondering for a while; my spiritual welfare. As it was, I had been part of the 'Sola Scriptua' school of thought (Evangelical Christian). By the Bible and only the Bible. Sounded good enough.
Well...what about before the Bible was put into word? It stuck in my head when reading an article earlier on FR concerning a deconstruction of Sola Scriptura and its inherent weaknesses as a foundation for one's faith.
This, combined with a genuine lack of churchgoing (as a family, we've been uncertain about going to various churches, given that top-down problems with Episcopal/Methodist/etc. churches and their increasing liberalization are a genuine problem for one's spiritual welfare), compelled me to make a decision.
I don't know if my family will follow me, persay, but I'm going to go ahead and take the plunge.
Next month, I'm going to the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle near my home, and I'm joining the Roman Catholic Church.
As is, I have a few volumes of the Magnificat pamphlet and the Catechism of the Catholic Church to read.
Any other pointers from other Catholic Freepers?
I never really thought any of this religion stuff would actually change people’s opinions. Good luck in your new faith.
welcome to HIS one holy catholic and apostolic church..
God bless you!!!
OMG!! Congratulations!!!! I am a 60 year old cradle Catholic, educated by nuns for 9 years. ....You are BLESSED that you are becoming a Catholic. The Catechism is the only book I could suggest and the BIBLE!! Jesus gave us the ULTIMATE roadmap to heaven.....ENJOY!! Daily Mass if you can.
Oh bless you!
Scott Hahn’s “Catholic for a Reason” turned my hubby.
He was welcomed into the church two years ago and is now an usher and very devout.
May our Lord bless you on your journey!!!!
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest. The Baltimore Catechism (1891 version)
A Catholic Bible.
John Hagee - lol.
Actually, it looks like the Catholic Church has worked hard to clean up its act over the last few years.
A liitle surprising that one would choose the Catholic Church over a Bible-believing Protestant church.
The important thing to keep forever in your mind is that Jesus Christ is Lord. May He lead you in your every step.
Read the 1994 Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The grace and the guidance of the Holy Spirit be with you!
For a time as a young adult, I a Catholic born, adhered to the Holy Bible as the only Source of God’s Word
But the Church is the repository of the Holy Sacraments. Compare its observance of the Holy Eucharist to any other Christian denomination. They commemorate, Catholics experience, the Presence of the living Christ.
Prayers on your new journey... Steven Ray “Crossing the Tiber” is an excellent book for you.
Right behind you, brother.
~ Tiber Towelboy
Good idea to read the catechism.
For people converting to the Church (as I did, 25 years ago) there is a process called, “Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults” (RCIA for short), and it’s to help you be sure that the Catholic Church is the place where you are at home.
I’ll keep you in prayers, and please, keep us all posted.
I’m curious about what turned your mind toward the Church, if you don’t mind talking about it. It is, after all, your private business. For me, reading the Bible through and through many times led me to the oldest Church and the most competent people I could find to teach me to worship Christ in Spirit, and in Truth.
I found the Lord Jesus Christ, Risen Son of the Living God, in the mass.
Welcome Home Brother. The Eternal Truth of Our Lord is His Gift to us.
As a Catholic, you're in for...the Real Thing. Life more abundant.
that's like saying, "gee, I see you polished up one of Ft. Knox's gold bars.!"
Congratulations, and welcome to the Church founded by Jesus Christ.
May God bless you in your faith
Wow! Congratulations - and welcome home. It’s going to be different, but you’re never going to regret it. Read some books on the history of the Church so you can really feel part of this incredible stream of believers that pours through history. Also, read about the Eucharist. I don’t know your taste in reading material, but if you go to the Ignatius Press website (http://www.ignatius.com) you will be able to browse through a wide variety until you find the type of material that appeals to you. (There are also videos.) Prayers for you and your family!