I don’t know where to put this thread, and I don’t quite know if this the right spot. But I am converting to the church. I’m currently in RCIA, and I love the Catholic Church. I love and support all of her teachings because I believe that the teachings are from God. I also suffer with Same Sex Attraction. I’m familiar with Courage, and I have no issue with the Church’s teaching, but my family and friends aren’t exactly on the same page.
For about 10 years I embraced my homosexuality, and my family was very accepting and I made friends and I lived my life. Then about 3 years ago I realized what I had known for a long time, and that is that my life was empty. Anyway, the readers digest version is that I moved out of the country and away from family and friends. And God stepped in and called me to the Church.
Okay well now I’m back in the States, and I’m attending mass–and loving it–and I’m in RCIA–and it’s okay–but my main thing is that I haven’t really been in touch with my friends. They know I’m converting to Catholicism and I haven’t heard from most of them, but I haven’t been forthcoming either. I don’t know how much contact I should have with them. I’ve been thinking just sending out a general email that explains all of my beliefs, but for all my friends most of them are gay or gay friendly…anyway I don’t know what I should do, or how I should handle this situation.