Do you believe everything the Catholic Church teaches?


#1

I’m a new convert, and I have met many Catholics who pick and choose what they want to believe. What do you struggle with in the Church?


#2

[quote=StephiePea]I’m a new convert, and I have met many Catholics who pick and choose what they want to believe. What do you struggle with in the Church?
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I believe in everything I am required to believe in… Does that makes sense? There are some things we aren’t required to believe in. I hold on tight to my Catechism.


#3

[quote=StephiePea]I’m a new convert, and I have met many Catholics who pick and choose what they want to believe. What do you struggle with in the Church?
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Hey, StephiePea! I’m a Convert, too. I stood up in front of 1000 people and stated that I believe and profess all that the Catholic Church proclaims and teaches.

Whatever difficulties I had at the time – in the words of Newman – did not add up to a single doubt. I had already discovered that the Church was right about a million things I had formerly challenged, so my remaining quibbles were just that. Quibbles. I’m still working on 'em, but they don’t add up to ANYTHING compared to the joy of accepting my Lord whole, and entire, his Mystical Body (the Church) and the treasure of its promise.


#4

[quote=mercygate]Hey, StephiePea! I’m a Convert, too. I stood up in front of 1000 people and stated that I believe and profess all that the Catholic Church proclaims and teaches.
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I can’t wait until this coming spring when I do the same thing! It has been a long journey!


#5

i guess that i would have to say yes… i can’t think of anything that i would have the knowledge to say they are teaching that is wrong… (i speak of Rome) i’m sure you could find some rogue Bishops that i might take issue with…


#6

I love and believe everything the Catholic Church teaches.


#7

I believe everything the Catholic Church teaches :thumbsup:


#8

I believe the Catholic Church is right about everything she teaches. Any disagreements I may have does not mean the Church is not right. It just means I need to learn more to understand why and properly conform my conscience.


#9

I believe everything that the Catholic Church teaches.


#10

I try to believe everything the Church teaches. If there’s something I don’t understand or agree with, I try to find out why the Church teaches what it does. Regardless of the final outcome, though, I try to obey everything the Church teaches and support Her teachings, whether I personally agree with them or not. I think that’s part of being a good Catholic.

Scout :tiphat:


#11

Yes!


#12

I fervently believe everything the Catholic Church Teaches.


#13

I voted yes, but…

  1. to paraphrase an recent President: it depends on what the meaning of the word “teaches” is… I agree with AmyS.

  2. I’m also a convert, and I wouldn’t have said “yes” when I first converted as a California Catholic in a liberal parish (please, fellow Californians, don’t take offense). I grew in my faith and understanding. Of course, that doesn’t mean I practice my faith perfectly…thankfully, we have confession!

  3. I’m glad we don’t have to many cafeteria Catholics on this forum.

Bless you,

Robert.


#14

I believe everything the Catholic Church teaches as a whole from councils and from official papal promulgations; however, I am a bit wary of the personal opinions of bishops and popes. In other words, I trust that God will presserve the truth through the Church, but I don’t necessarily trust what the bishops and the cardinals themselves propose. Think Arianism.


#15

When I was about 1/2 way through RCIA (it took 2 and 1/2 years), I got hung up on the Assumption. I had no trouble at all with the Immaculate Conception but the Assumption was a stumbler for me. I refused to be confirmed until I could reverently agree with The Church on EVERY issue, Doctrine and Dogma. I went to my wonderful RCIA instructer with my doubt and he talked and explained and prayed with me. I prayed more. By the time I was received into Holy Mother Church, I was a TRUE BELIEVER in every sense!!
I continue to grow in my faith and wonder each day at the Holiness of this Church that Christ so lovingly left for us. So, with a mighty YES!, I do believe 100% in the Holy Roman Catholic Church and all It teaches. :love:


#16

No

I “still” dont belive 100% in the bodily assumption of Mary, sometimes I find myself doubting, I dont belive in some of her aparitions, or her being co redemptrix and mediatrix of all graces at all.

or the scapular, the medal, or worshipping Jesus or Mary’s heart.

But I think only her assumption is dogma of all those I mentioned above.


#17

There are a couple of things I don’t believe that have to do with the Church’s teaching on mortal sin, but I will not list them as they are too controversial.


#18

[quote=Madaglan]I believe everything the Catholic Church teaches as a whole from councils and from official papal promulgations; however, I am a bit wary of the personal opinions of bishops and popes. In other words, I trust that God will presserve the truth through the Church, but I don’t necessarily trust what the bishops and the cardinals themselves propose. Think Arianism.
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Do you want to elaborate on what you just said???


#19

yes.
Only if you imply the proper teaching authorities of the church. There are too many Catholics (I could be one on them) spreading half truths or opinions about the faith that are not truly expressed in the Catecism. Whether by rogue catholics (possibly sincere) with their agendas, or sincere Catholics that are ill informed.
I try to consent (w/faith), even when I dont understand a teaching. Sometimes it is not clear about the what the church teaches or what I may or may not actually have to believe to BE a Catholic.
There are some paradoxs in the catholic faith(free will, predestination, sacraments, transubstantiation). Sometimes it is hard to decipher what the proper understanding of a teaching is.
Some things will always be mysteries until the last day. But the more I satisfy my curiousity for answers in the Catholic faith, the more I realise I could just as well have been a blind believer too.


#20

[quote=mercygate] Quibbles. I’m still working on 'em, but they don’t add up to ANYTHING compared to the joy of accepting my Lord whole, and entire, his Mystical Body (the Church) and the treasure of its promise.
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I am relating to this part of your message.

I am a cradle Catholic and I don’t really challenge the church on anything, but I have some nagging thougts.

What if it would be OK for priests to be married?
What if it were OK for woman to be priests?
Is purgatory really real?

I listen to Catholic radio all the time and when Protestants call in to ask these questions, I listen more intently because I am not totally convinced. I will surrender to the church as long as I live, but I can still wonder can’t I? I pray for the church to survive the scandals and to join with their Protestant brothers and sisters. I welcome that day.

I find it unacceptable that Christians can’t find unity and peace together but preach peace throughout the world.


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