I am a protestant attending a non-denominational church. I have become interested in catholicism recently and am interested in attending RCIA. However, I do have, several significant doctrinal objections to catholicism as I understand it. (I think the catholic position on works/grace is scripturally sound however I’m leery of abandoning sola scriptura, and I’m extremely uncomfortable with the position Mary seems to play in the Catholic Church).
On the other hand, on Christmas Eve I actually felt compelled to attend a midnight Mass and felt a connection with a body of believers and with the Lord there that I don’t always feel at my home church. The Mass beautiful. (Although when I got home, I looked up the Church on line and found that the Bishop who presided at the Mass doesn’t believe that the Gospels are necessarily historical accounts–that’s problematic).
Hence, I am interested in perhaps attending RCIA. However, I don’t know that I would ever necessarily “cross the tiber” because of my issues with Mary and praying through/to saints.
Would I be welcome in an RCIA under these circumstances?
felt a need to worship the Lord Hence, I’m not