I hope this does not offend any of you. I am very interested in the Catholic faith, and my husband and I are seriously considering converting (we are cradle Protestants). We plan on attending RCIA very soon.
I come from a Calvinist tradition and was vigorously taught - and believed - sola scriptura**. I have read your articles about it, and I can agree with the Catholic position about the authority of the Church to teach and the application of Church Tradition. The logic is undeniable, and I find myself very much in line with the Thomists.
However, I have one nagging doubt: can the Church ever err in its Traditions? If not, how does one explain events like the Crusades? Or am I confusing Tradition with something else?
Thank you, and may God bless you.