I have been a staunch atheist for many years but have seen the light of Jesus. I have read the Bible in its entirety and certain works of Catholic mystics. It seems to me that the Catholic church is the true Church.
My problem is that I am a college student who suffers from very severe social anxiety disorder. I find it it hard to go to school or enter new environments. I am worried about my salvation if I cannot enter the Church because of these reasons (social anxiety disorder and agoraphobia) and because my family might reject me.
I was baptized but have never been a member of any church. Is it possible that I can attain salvation by devotion in my heart to Christ while never formally joining the Catholic Church?
This is an important question for me. I hope it is appropriate for this board. I apologize if it is not.