I am finally going to call up my local parish and ask to speak to someone about how to go about converting. Surprisingly my husband and children want to as well, so that is all good.
One of my family members who is against this whole calling my husband and I feel has now told me that I need to be careful because each church is different in its beliefs and activities. She didn’t have any answers for me when I asked her what I should be asking them.
It is my belief that all Catholic churches have the same teachings around the world on any given Sunday and that it doesn’t matter which one I go to. Catholic is Catholic and the beliefs are the same in France, the U.S., or in the middle of nowhere. But she told me that they are as different as protestant churches are and I need to be careful that I find one that teaches the “truth”.
Is there any validity to this? Part of my drawing to Catholicism is that it is one big Church and that ALL believers are united rather than scattered and separate as the million different protestant groups. Is there anything I should be asking about any given church (parish?) that I go to for help in converting?