So this is a topic I’ve though a lot about. Unfortunately, it seems that many non-Christians, who convert to Christianity, first convert to non-denominationalism, and from there come to Catholicism, which is great, but I was wondering, what do you think could be done, so that more non-Christians who convert art converted into the Catholic Church - that is to say, they learn the Faith, they are baptized, and start their Christian walk in the Holy Church? I think if this happened, more people wouldn’t see Catholicism as a distinct from Christianity, but rather Christainity in its fullest and most perfect form.
I can offer some reasons I think that many don’t become Catholics initially:
- The Catholic Church makes people take time to convert and be baptized.
- The Catholic Church demans more in the way of belief. (Not just Trinity, Incarnation and Paschal Mysteries, but also Eucharist and Papacy etc.)
- Unforunately, bad parish staff often make the process difficult (speaking from personal experience here).