I haven’t been to these forums in ages but now am preparing to be received into the RCC at Easter Vigil. A close protestant friend is sincerely trying to understand our decision to become Catholic. Most of the Roman Catholics she has encountered have had little to no bible knowledge. Some claim they had to leave the Catholic church to “find” Jesus. One told her that although official Church teaching may say one thing, the reality may be very different. She can’t comprehend how the Catholic Church could be THE church if it is failing (just as she readily admits many protestant churches are) to teach its members well. She perceives similar deficiencies in both the protestant and Catholic churches and therefore can’t understand how we could believe the Catholic Church to be the one true church. How should I respond to her?