My name is Bryan, as you can probably tell, and I am currently a member of a Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). I have felt the need to convert to Catholicsm for awhile now after I used to go to mass and church activities with a friend. For me, I feel there is a deeper truth to Catholic doctrine that I hunger for, like it is more complete than my own and many other protestant docrtines. I do not say this with little education in the matter, for I have done much research and have a pretty good grasp on various protestant, non-christian, and Catholic views. I enjoy, what I can only define as, a more wordly use of the Bible, in that more of it seems to be harnessed by Catholic doctrine, while the nit-picking of many protestant groups makes me feel lessened. Like I’ve read “The Razor’s Edge” and found out afterwards that the version I read was the abridged version, only 70% of the actual story.
I’m writing here to ask those protestants who converted to the Catholic faith why they did so and how the transition was. I’m looking for all guidance in this matter from both Catholics and non-catholics.