Noob Catholic here. After reading several threads that talk about the RCIA experience, I realize that my experience wasn’t actually that good. What I mean is, we weren’t really taught the specifics of the Catholic faith.
I realized after I was baptized, and started reading more about the faith, there is much they should have covered in RCIA. The RCIA teachers were great, fine people.
It would seem they should’ve covered the Catholic view on contraception, homosexuality, abortion, specifics on making good confession, specifics on what the Mass is and what’s going on, Mary, liturgy of the hours, novenas, the Bible, etc.
It made me realize by not teaching at least what’s required of Catholics, they are having people be baptized and basically just letting them be whatever kind of Catholic they want to be. They are creating cafeteria Catholics.
Want an example? They never actually told us Mass and holy day Masses were required. Not that I wanted to skip any Mass but that seems an important thing to make sure we understood.
What was your RCIA experience?