[quote=Paris Blues]Most of you know I converted from Protestantism to Catholicism (yes, I LOVE it!).
Unfortunetely we don’t have a Catholic radio station here in town - which makes me mad, I need to know my Catholicism! - so sometimes I have to listen to all these “Christian” stations which are Protestant. Hey, I have to listen to something Christian rather then secular :rolleyes: .
Now everytime I hear them preaching, I have to listen with a careful ear. Why? Because I go to the CC that has the authority for interpretation, meaning, etc. etc. Well, I can trust the fact that if they preach that Christ died for us is also a belief of the CC so I’m not going to listen carefully with that but I WILL listen carefully to Protestant theology to determine if it goes with the teaching of the CC. Make sense?
If I hear something that I’m not too sure about, I wont accept it until I find out what the Catholic Church has to say about it or what she teaches about it. Does that make sense?
Is this normal for a convert to do?
I think this is very normal. Unfortunatly, the current state of the Church is such that we also need to carefully listen to our own priests and hold what they are teaching up against the official teaching of the Church. So, to do the same thing with protestant sources is very normal.
I would also caution you on trying to do this too much. Not only can you inadvertently be formed by poor theology, but I have found that it is hard for me to incorporate the entire message without nitpicking details in the sermon. My mind isn’t quick enough to digest everything, run it against what I know, try to figure out what I don’t, and still hear what the Holy Spirit might be trying to tell me. In other words, instead of hearing what is true and allowing it to benefit me, I am making a mental list of what is not true. That negativity does not befit Christ.
So, if you can, take up others’ suggestions about getting reliable Catholic materials to listen to instead.
Of course, if it is just a music station or something, that can be much more easily tolerated and enjoyed than a preaching station.