Thank you so much for the time you took in your recommandations. RCIA starts in 1 week and i am thrilled to engaged myself in this journey.
Today i had a though provoking experience. I went to St Patrick Basilica here in Montreal for the 9am service. Beautiful homily and felt righ at home. Viewed the Eucharist for the first time as Catholics do and felt right in genuflexing at the end. I was able to abandon myself to the experience and not view it through my ex protestant/neo-pagan eyes.
Then after i joined my wife (22 year married to a wonderful girl and my college sweetheart!) to a protestant mega church ceremony. Great energy, great music, great vulgarization of the story of Joseph in Genesis. Funny thing is my wife is a cradle Catholic of converted to protestant. She was deeply disapointed by the catholic models she had when young (more catholics who did not know their faith, did not life their faith and obviously did not transmit their faith). Anyhow all of this left her very cold to the catholic faith and she became a born again protestant very recently. However she is supportive of my path but wonder why i would consider joining a church she just thinks did a awful job of teaching the values that it promotes ( i have to agree with her on this. Here in Quebec, a former stronghold of the catholic church, it does seems that there is a few generation that are truly ignorant of their own religion and i do wonder why did the church did such a bad job cathechizing the people for the last 50 years…) So me a cradle protestant is now considering joining the Catholic church and my wife a former cradle catholic is a born again christian. God must have a sense of humor…
To be honest when i compared my church morning today back to back, the protestant have such energy and you do feel the spirit alive. However, i was reading a lot of the early fathers writings recently and discovered that things did not changed that much…the Catholic church is very true to the teachings of the early christians. That says a lot… More energy in the protestant group, but much more profound theology when one starts to truly study the catholic teachings.