I would like to consider myself a catholic who has a firm grip on my faith. I know what I believe and why I believe it. I may not know the fine details of everything. But I know enough to walk my way through the Bible when talking to my protestant friends.
I started attending the RCIA classes with my gf, who is learning the faith to become Catholic. I am starting to see where the priests stands on some things, which would explain some events that happened in the past. Tonight he mentioned that its ok to call God: Mother. And the Catholics do not take the Bible literally. (Initially thinking about when Jesus says “this is my body” and how we take it literally.) He also mentioned the possibility of women becoming priests and possibility of having married priests again. He stated that we dont have to believe the Marian doctrines. And that because of the Dead Sea scrolls we have greater understand of what was taught back then.
I know that God revealed himself to us in the masculine form. I also know that Catholics believe that the authors of the Bible used literary styles when writing. 1. Literal 2. Figuratively. and I forget the other 2 off hand.
Since I can easily jump of the deep end with apologetics, it would be information overload for those that are inquiring about the faith. I also do not want to disrespect the priest and don’t want to start a confrontation. How do I bring up these items and any future items that I know that are wrong or even shades of grey?