My friend has been looking at Christianity for about 7 months now, and he has gone from agnostic to a firm believer in Christ. He currently goes to a non-denominational church with powerful worship songs and a general reflection on Scripture. He holds that the Bible is the Word of God, but still questions some traditions of the Catholic Church. At the same time, though, he does see the importance in tradition. When we went to his church, they passed around communion, and he told me that the church was not doing the communion justice, both in educating the congregation and in reverence.
I took him to mass this morning, and he wanted to speak with a priest (he realizes that he can’t make confession without a confirmation in the CC) about his beliefs.
Later today, he told me that he wanted to begin a “formal education” on the teachings of the Real Presence of the Eucharist. Here is where I would point him to an RCIA program, or just have him sit down with priest (both options which I recommended to him, he is speaking with a priest at around 11:00 am today). However, if there is some organization that strictly teaches on the Real Presence of the Eucharist, then perhaps he could better understand it than in RCIA. Maybe I should just be taking him to mass more often…
Long post, but my question is:
Is there another option besides having him speak with a priest or join an RCIA class to learn about Real Presence?
Your thoughts are appreciated