How does the Roman Catholic Church view baptized Christians who are in an RCIA program and attend Mass regularly and are on their way to being formally received in the Catholic Church? From what I understand, the Church already embraces them as her own, but they’re obviously not yet in full communion with the Church. So are they then Catholics? By that I mean, if a person were to ask them on the street: “Are you a Catholic?” Would they be able to say yes? What’s the official line here?