Calvary Chapel is very inviting to Catholics as it is very general and invites an attitude of everyone is welcome. Many Catholics go to Calvary Chapel with an internal identity of being Catholic. It is ok to be Catholic and in Calvary Chapel (but just believe what Calvary Chapel teaches).
It was even inviting to me as I was coming back to the Church, they have great childrens programs, a well designed community system, a good private school, they have some of the most effective systems for involving people in the Church. The service has good music and usually well involved preachers. On the outside it is extremely inviting and with an attitude that says we are universal and always willing to be corrected by the Bible.
This is interesting to hear in the audio tapes by Saint Joseph Communications, saintjoe.com/p/prod_desc.pl?id=445
Underlying it all is a subtle anti-catholicism which isn’t enough to turn people off and is more just to bolster their position. The Calvary Chapel in my town is large and made up of the most influential people in the community. Very inviting for me as I have my own business, I am practically crazy not to go, except for one thing.
The Catholic Church, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.
The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ, not Chuck Smith. It is founded as Jesus Christ’s Church not an interpretation of the Bible by Chuck Smith. Calvary Chapel is essentially a modernist baptist church founded on principals created by Chuck Smith. Who gave Chuck Smith the authority to start his own Church? Why is his interpretation correct? He actually proves his interpretation is faulty in his book “The End Times”
It is sola-scriptura, sola-fe, but very attractive to the anyone who is immersed with an american culture attitude. As Americans we really want our own version of the Church and this is what Calvary Chapel does all the while saying it is ok. It is very difficult to leave Calvary Chapel, as people will react strongly, I have experienced it. Their theology is very, very shallow and easy to refute but many times they are unwilling to listen to your point of view.
I would tell this to your fiance, be as open as you can.
I would talk to her, everyone is worth it, many times people go back to Calvary Chapel after so many invitations by people. Keep inviting her to mass, talk with her, there is always hope for the truth, maybe just maintain contact until you get married, then do this. September isn’t very far away.