RCIA, although it may puzzle some people, is at least an acronym for an ongoing program in most parishes.
Unfortunately. I can remember being stuck in one of these when trying to enter the Church and could only imagine it was some sort of a test to weed out the less than fully committed. It went on and on and there was never anything Catholic about it except for repeated made up rituals about sending and acceptance and such like. Surely, if one must endure such things that would have been a good time to teach some of these peculiar Catholic terms this article mentions. But, sadly, no. Just a lot of singing of Protestant songs and learning Protestant prayers. What would all of those Protestants we were there with have done without such instruction I wonder?
True, but what if you were on a search for a card-carrying member of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine?