Please help me find information


#1

I was lucky enough to be raised by Catholic parents. I was baptised, went to catechism, and received the Eucharist. However, due to my choices early in my “I know everything” late teens, stopped following God. Now, in my early 30’s, I have returned to the only Church. However, I seem to have forgotten a lot along the way. Where can I find information, or class, to help me fully return to the Church? Any information would be appreciated.


#2

Do alot of reading yourself, here on Catholic Answers, www.scripturecatholic.com , Also no harm in sitting in on RCIA class, just ask the director. :slight_smile:


#3

Buy a Catechism - here


#4

Hi C.M. -

I have had a similar experience to you. What I did was to research, heavily. A previous poster said to buy a Catechism. That’s probably the best thing in the short term. Here’s the Catechism online: vatican.va/archive/catechism/ccc_toc.htm

While reading the Catechism, follow the references on each page. A tall order, I know, but pick and choose topics for research, always following the references. This provides background for the teachings.

A great website where there are tons of articles is: newadvent.com/.

Also, take part, or at least read the posts on these forums. They have been very insightful to me. I’m sure thay will provide the same service to you.

God bless,
Subrosa


#5

visit your local catholic church, you might call first… i’m sure you will be greeted joyfully…


#6

[quote=Subrosa] While reading the Catechism, follow the references on each page. A tall order, I know, but pick and choose topics for research, always following the references. This provides background for the teachings.
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There is also a Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church – it is available through any online bookseller. Here’s one:
christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product/?item_no=8704510&p=1010575 . . . and the publisher’s blurb:

The purpose of this book is to gather together in a single source the great wealth of writings on the Catholic Church’s catechism for the convenience of the English-speaking reader. To facilitate use, the arrangement here follows the paragraph numbering of the Catechism. All texts are provided in English translation. . . . Presents English translations of all the texts that the catechism refers to, such as Scripture, the fathers of the church, theologians, councils, papal documents, and so forth. An invaluable primer if you’re interested in the history and development of doctrine, no matter what denomination you belong to.


#7

The Catholic Home Study Course (originally recommended by Church Militant) is excellent. They offer 7 different study at home courses. I’m currently doing “WE WORSHIP—A GUIDE TO THE CATHOLIC MASS”.

amm.org/chss/chss.htm

P.S. The CHSC is free, but I’m going to make a contribution once I finish all the courses.


#8

[quote=RichSpidizzy]The Catholic Home Study Course (originally recommended by Church Militant) is excellent. They offer 7 different study at home courses. I’m currently doing “WE WORSHIP—A GUIDE TO THE CATHOLIC MASS”.

amm.org/chss/chss.htm

P.S. The CHSC is free, but I’m going to make a contribution once I finish all the courses.
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I take it they send the information to you. Thank you for this reference. I greatly appreciate it


#9

[quote=ChristopherMich]I take it they send the information to you. Thank you for this reference. I greatly appreciate it
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Yes. They sent me the book, We Worship: A Guide to the Catholic Mass, We Worship workbook (couldn’t find it online), and instructions for submitting my results over the Internet.

After you read each chapter, you answer the corresponding multiple choice and true/false questions in the workbook. When you complete the workbook, you submit your workbook answers over the internet. If you pass, they send you a certificate of completion. Then you can sign up for another course.


#10

Fr. Lukefahr’s “We Believe” is also excellent. It’s from the same study program.


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