This may not be question for this forum, but…
I met my wife, who is a Catholic, and we were married in the Catholic Church. During our marriage classes, I promised to to raise our children in the Catholic Church, and that’s a promise I intend to keep.
I would like to be a participant in the spirtual lives of my children (the first of whom is due 4/22), and accordingly, I’m thinking of going through the process of joining the church. However, I do have some reservations with the church:
I believe abortion is wrong, but I do not recognize that limiting access to abortion is the responsibilty of the state, but rather it should be prevented through education and assistance to those in need.
I don’t share the same view on birth control and NFP as taught by the Catholic church.
I don’t believe impotence is an impediment to marriage.
I don’t believe masturbation to be a mortal sin.
And so on… however, I do believe in Jesus Christ as the Saviour and that Jesus is the one true path to salvation. And I do believe the Catholic church is more pure in intent than most other organizations.
So, would I be wasting my time (and the church’s) to join the church? I know that some 70% of the Catholic church believes birth control to be acceptable. Are they wasting their time as well? If I don’t buy the whole package, but am willing to keep my mouth shut should give it a go? i.e., not commit heresy?
I’m not sure where to turn, but I know my future doesn’t have me sitting in some giant Lutheran church with 60 foot flat panel televisions or receiving my spirituality from an evangelist with a Texas accent.
I’d love some advice.