An irritating thing happened on the way to becoming Catholic. For several years now , my wife and I have been studying catholic reasons for things. Catholic Theology. It all makes since. I think it is true.
Next we started going to Catholic Churches. This is when things started to come unraveled. We looked for like minded Catholics. It has been hard to find them. Few Catholics seem to know the Faith. No one sings in Church–no one does ANYTHING in church. Evangelism is suspect. My daughter, whose family has been making this trip too, and lives far away, has found a great Catholic parish . But in this Diocese where I live things are going nowhere. I still want to be Catholic but MAN is it hard.
I have discovered that the Truth of the Church is like the Truth in the Bible : it is useless unless it is lived out.
I can be a Protestant in a great parish full of terrific Christians who don’t know enough about Catholic Truth but are working hard at what they know; or I can go to a Catholic Parish where no one seems to know or do the Truth that is their birthright.
Question: If all you knew about the Catholic Church was what you saw in others and not what you knew–would you join?