I am currently in RCIA. I have attended every class since the program started a couple of months ago.
The problem is those classes are not helpful and often quite alienating. The person teaching the class a) focuses much of the class on a single moral issue, b) spends much of the time criticizing Protestantism, “rebellion” against the church, and how other parishes aren’t doing things correctly as opposed to discussing what Catholicism believes, and c) worst of all in my opinion, will give (at best) the briefest of answers to questions either in class or by email, and then tell the questioner to not ask anymore because “all will be answered” or “it’s not relevant”. The guy is abrasive in how he deals with questions.
The substantial majority of the class is already Catholic/heavily familiar with Catholicism, and I think that influences the focus, but us potential catechumens are out in the cold. I’m learning from the book and online, but I would like to have a teacher who will be helpful.
My question is this: is it too late/considered unacceptable to try another parish? As I said, I’ve been to every class and I’ve kept up with the reading so it’s not like I’ve not been “doing my homework.” I feel as though it’s “quitting” but I think attending these classes in this parish is actually detrimental at this point as it’s just increasingly frustrating.