Truth: I have major misconceptions of Catholicism.
I wanna learn more about it. My aunt has a nice Bible. It’s something like “Student Bible for Catholics”. This is a shot in the dark, and just a hope. I am just wondering if someone can send me one. I have no money, I’m 16 years old, my parents won’t get me one, etc.
If no one can, it’s fine. I guess I can wait a couple years.
WELCOME TO THE FLOCK!! First and foremost, let a priest teach you the Bible and Catholicism. Private interpretation is frowned upon by the Vatican II Council. If you want to be enriched by the learning process join an R.C.I.A. class when you are 18. Until then come to this web page and learn from enciclicals of the Pope and priests here at CAF.
I have this Bible. It costs a lot more than $20.00. Maybe you can save up for it.
Also, if you find that your parents object, you should respect their wishes until you are 18 and an adult.
But there is plenty of information online about the Catholic Church, as others have pointed out. Just don’t disobey your parents. But we are all, I am sure, very pleased that you wish to investigate the Catholic Church and clear up any misinformation you might have heard. It is always best to seek out the truth about things. God Bless You.
Well…I’m thinking about it, but I’m kinda scared. I always believed Catholicism was a horrible cult headed for hell. Then I read up on stuff, and it doesn’t seem that bad. If I’m not a Catholic, I’m damned according to Catholics. If I’m a Catholic, I’m damned according to non-Catholics. I’m just fearful. I just want to glorify God
Who said your damned? leave that to god alone! (to make that judgement i mean) Don’t let anyone tell you your damned because they have no right to do so! even the pope can’t tell you your damned!
Don’t be scared, you’ll be fine, you’ll see. I can assure you once you come home to the catholic church you will not regret it. But you are doing the correct thing by researching the faith first before making a decision.
I strongly recommend reading the catechism of the catholic church, it explains the faith, it’s teachings it’s beliefs with references to scripture!
I’m concerned about works. Isn’t it wrong to work your way into heaven? Can you even do that?
What I know of the rosary: It’s a bunch of prayers, including the hail mary, that Catholics recite everyday.
Don’t know how true or false that is…
Also, what about the dark period of the Church? Like, the Dark Ages, medieval. I feel like Catholics are in denial of it. I learned in school that the Popes of that time were having kids, Catholics blamed the Jews for the bubonic (Dark) plague, and other stuff :o