I found this on the thread for New Visitors. It wasn’t getting the attention it deserved, so I’m starting a new thread and will PM her that her questions are here. Can anyone else help with the answers.
By the way, she also stated that she is Jehovah’s Witness.
[quote=elizacog]I am seeking information on the Catholic Church. My sister is dating a man who’s mother is Catholic, he lives with his parents, and they have a big influence on him and his way of life.
My sister is not religious. I have been trying for the past 22 years to help her to see that Jehovahs Witnesses are not the bad people her peers insist we are, and she has believed.
She finally a year ago, last feb. came to visit and spent 4 days with me, the longest time we have ever had together since my becoming one of Jehovahs Witnesses. I was elated.
Not only that, but she went to two meetings with us. Then 5 months later in July, when I went home, to see my new Grand Son, she went to one day, of a Jehovahs Witness Convention, with me. Mabe you could imagine my joy. (She didnt even, stay awake, she brought a book to read. And complained the whole way, she made the drive misrable). But I could barely contain myself, I was so happy. Believe it or not this was progress.
My sister was told by the man mentioned above that if she didnt stop association with Jehovahs Witnesses he would not have anything to do with her. She listened to him, and she has had very little contact with me since.
The other nite I called her and she finally answered. She was livid, over the treatment of the popes death. She told me, that I have been rubbing off on her, I asked what she was talking about, (especially since she would barely communicate with me) she said every time someone says something bad about the Jehovahs Witnesses, she feels compelled to defend us. I asked her why, was she just taking the opposing side of the argument, she said no, she didnt really want to defend us, but she knew that what was being said was not true, and could not keep silent. I am very excited. At the same time I do not want to give her any wrong information about Catholics, or any thing else. I love my sister and only want the very best way of life for her.
hope you dont mind my venting.
As for the Catholic Church I will add an overview:
As for the information you posted:
the information I am looking for are facts, such as how much it cost for different services, weddings, funerals, ect. What amount of tithing is required ie: 10%. How long does it take for one to become a catholic, and what is required, what do I need to know before qualifying to become a catholic? Do Catholics preach about gods kingdom? If not why? These kinds of hard facts.
Eliza aka Karen