I just entered the Church this year after having gone through a pretty bad RCIA program. Luckily, I’d read enough at the time and I’ve read enough since to sort out the errors, but with the next class about to start in a month or so, I’m curious about what my moral obligation is to try to correct some of the errors. Here are some examples of things that we were “taught”:
Almost no one ever commits a mortal sin.
The ordination of women was not only possible, but probable in the next 50 or so years.
The presence of Jesus in the Eucharist can be understood to be similar to the way in which God is present everywhere.
In fact, I had a conversation with a friend that I met in the program and we realized that many of the other people in the program probably wouldn’t be able to give an answer to a question like, “is it a sin to miss Mass on Sunday?”
I’ve been thinking about writing a letter to my priest, but I’m not sure if that’s the right approach. I’ve already challenged the RCIA leader on a couple of smaller points and I can already guess how she’d respond if I confronted her: she’d suggest that we have different needs and that she’s trying to meet people where they are, etc.
What should I do? What am I obliged to do? I don’t want to start a fight or anything, and sister who teaches it is a very nice lady (as you might imagine from someone who’s afraid to teach the truth about sin). Any advice would be helpful.