All of the above.
I was born & baptized Catholic. My mom is Catholic, my dad a pagan. His mother was Baptist with a capital Southern. I went to Church with my mom on most Sundays. I went to church with my grandma on others. I went to Summer Bible school at my Grandma’s church.
I wasn’t confirmed until my early 20s. I pretty much lived as a pagan until then. It wasn’t until the birth of my first daughter that I started questioning the true nature of love.
I was married by the state at 19. My wife & I were remarried in the Church when I was 22. I got confirmed then. At the ceremony we each had a candle & used it to light a third, then snuffed out our own candles. That had a profound effect on me.
I decided to get serious about my faith & started studying religions, but mostly denominations. It seemed, at the time that if I closed my eyes & asked God a question I could open the bible & read His answer.
I learned vain, repetitious prayer was no good. I learned to be wary of men dressed in robes. I learned that the church Christ built is not a physical building of stone.
I was preparing myself, after several weeks, to convert & save my wife & her mother.
Then I learned that Christ’s body is true food, & His blood is true drink. I learned that Jesus gave me His mother from the cross. I learned that the emphasis should be on vain & not repetitious in regard to prayer. & I learned I should be wary of men in fancy dress to gain attention for themselves.
I also learned that we are called to be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect & no other denomination, that I know of can show me the way, to be perfect as the Catholic Church is all about that way as it is all about the body & blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.