Hi. I read my post is supposed to be kept very simple, so if you need me to answer background, please ask.
After several years of not having my theological questions answered by my pastor and several other priests who were dismissive, bad liturgy, discovering our associate pastor had raped a boy beginning at 4 years old until he was 10 and other shocking things in the Church, I went searching. Long story short, I ended up converting to Orthodox Judaism three and a half years ago. I realized I had made a big mistake about a year ago and have started attending Mass again (no I don’t receive Communion).
I don’t know what steps to take to fully return to the Church. I read somewhere that I will have to go to confession at the Cathedral and have my ex-communication lifted by a bishop. Is this true? Also, will I need to go through RCIA? I would really prefer not to have to do that, as it would be very embarrassing having my sin known like that.
Please help and keep me in your prayers as I make this transition back and begin the process of repentance.