Good work! There is definitely hope for you yet!
I have mentioned to him that I have doubts about some uniquely Catholic Dogmas and that I may never come to see that they are true.
You have doubts? Welcome to the club! That is a far cry from your original claim that:
“I cannot come to believe” certain things the Church teaches dogmatically. Having doubts is one thing, saying you CANNOT believe something is different. And BTW, it probably was not a good idea to list Baptism and the Eucharist under your list of teachings you cannot accept while saying that you DO accept them. I overlooked it and assumed you didnt beleive in the Eucharist or Baptism and I bet many others did the same thing…that might explain some of the incredulous comments you received. It would be better in the future to say something like,
"While I believe wholeheartedly in the Catholic teachings on the Eucharist and Baptism, there are several areas where I have my DOUBTS.
He told me to stay in the Church and continue to pray and seek God’s guidance and that because I have these issues does not make me a “bad” or “lapsed” Catholic. He also told me not to let others tell me that I am “not Catholic”, that everyone wrestles and struggles with their Faith at times and that it is actually a sign of an active Faith because it is a part of “Faith seeking understanding” and that even Mother Theresa had doubts and struggles.
Wise advice. Lets get to those issues on another thread - start with one. As a practical tip I would save Mary for last…