I was wondering why the church needs to have such extensive education to become a new Catholic. It seems quite involved with maybe six months of classes etc. Would it not make sense to make it a little easier for people to convert? This is in no way a dig or a criticism I feel I could maybe read one book on basics and take an oath if you will. I’ve seen a few posts here and there talking about evangelization in the Catholic Church being needed. One advantage that the protestant church has is that people who were not born Catholic can just come as they are and fully participate in the church.
This question is not in regards to children, I only speak in terms of adult converts. If some basic criteria are met from adults the rest of the education could come after the conversion and people like me could go to mass and participate in the Eucharist without having to wait until I find a right class for me that I can work into my crazy work schedule. In other words I am wondering what is wrong with an option to test out. In fact if the test came from Rome it might cause a little more Catholic unification as a common standard. I would be willing to even take the courses online if it were endorsed.