“for some of us, Catholic historical claims have no credibility…”
My friend, what New Testament are you reading?
All of the historical claims we profess are there in B&W, straight from the Source, Jesus.
For me, complete conversion was a 35 year process. In the end, thru very real, undeniable, ( i’d even have to say shocking) healing of my soul, i learned this valuable lesson:
My very faith itself is NOT about me. It is about God’s plan FOR me.
We are all God’s children and He does not hold one out against the other for sake of a religion they may be born into. But He does desire to share His love in the fullest way possible with us while we are here on Earth- and that is thru the Sacraments, especially when He does the most incredible thing possible in uniting us with His Precious Body & Blood in the Holy Eucharist.
All will know the truth of this when they reach Heaven.
Pray that more may seek the grace of this miracle while still here on Earth !