Your thoughts are wrong.
I went through RCIA. I embrace most of Catholicism, and I reserve the right to think for myself. God’s given me a brain and expects me to use it.
My wife is Baptist, and we were both Protestant when we married. I had no intention of becoming Catholic when we married, and in fact it causes a little bit of stress even now, since we don’t go to the same church, as we did when we first married. I go to her church once a month on average for family reasons, but I’m committed to staying Catholic, despite the sense some Catholics seem to be unable to accept anything outside the box.
I felt a spiritual push to become Catholic, and I resisted for a while. Then I had an argument with a Protestant pastor, and took the plunge.
Before I married however, my old pastor thought I’d become Catholic. My father was Catholic, but lost his faith. He had me baptised Presbyterian as an act of rebellion, so I did not have a strong religious background or a strong reformed background. Fortunately my pastor was Methodist trained, and therefore Arminian in background.
The conversation went like this -
Pastor - “I think you might become Catholic”.
Me - “It seems to me that God’s taken me out of the Catholic Church via my father”.
Pastor - “I think the Lord might want you to go back there. I think He might use you to bring the churches together somehow… It will probably destroy you. There’s still a lot of tension between the Catholics and Protestants.”
Now that wasn’t particularly encouraging, but I can tell you this much. If the Church insists on “Papal Infallibility” (brought in by a bunch of ultra-Montanists in Vatican I in questionable circumstances) and the banning of contraceptives, the chance of the churches reuniting is negligible. It won’t happen. You can forget about it. Not a hope in hell.
Protestants have been doing their own thinking for 500 years, and they’re not going to give it up either. Nor are they stupid. I’d like to see any Catholic dignitary argue with my old pastor. They’d have had a battle.
Like it or lump it. And if you want to see the result in social terms, compare England and the USA to Mexico and some other Latin American countries.
And if other people don’t like the fact I have a couple of reservations, well, I’m sorry. It’s pretty clear a lot of practising Catholics use the pill, and regard the bedroom as their preserve, not the church’s.