I have employed, as have others, the term “conversion” when a Protestant joins the Roman Catholic Church. The CCC defines conversion as:
“A radical reorientation of the whole life away from sin and evil, and toward God. This change of heart or conversion is a central element of Christ’s preaching, of the Church’s ministry of evangelization, and of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.”
As a Protestant, if I were to join the Roman Catholic Church, this definition of “conversion” would seem, at least to me, to be incongruent. Is there a more appropriate term? Or, am I splitting the proverbial hair?