I hope that this is in the right forum. If not, perhaps it could be moved to the correct place.
Brief summary of the situation: I was in RCIA last year, and I dropped out pretty late. I am starting to think that I should have stuck it out. Several factors contributed to my leaving, but it basically came down to weird liberal practices and teaching. They tried to make us do these odd breathing techniques and sounds (felt like Eastern meditation), they insisted that the Holy Spirit was to be called “she,” they presented the Church as more of “a way” than “The Way,” and so forth. In discouragement, I dropped out late and went back to my Episcopal parish.
What a disaster that turned out to be. Anybody who knows the Episcopal Church knows that it’s not exactly a bastion of orthodoxy. :rolleyes: I know it’s not where I need to be. But dropping out so late made my director, sponsor, and priest pretty upset. I did it because what they offered wasn’t right…but now I feel like I should have just stuck it out for a few more weeks so that I could be Confirmed into the Church.
So, my question is this: is there any kind of penalty for having withdrawn, or could I just begin at a new parish next fall? I’m kind of nervous about trying again, but deep down I feel like I have to go where God leads me
Thanks so much