I posted this yesterday on ‘Ask an Apologetic’ but have yet to hear an answer. I’m a bit impatient, sorry.
A friend who once attended our local church mentioned before she quit coming that her husband had approached our parish priest about attending RCIA and his interest in converting. Apparently, an incident arose between the priest and my friend’s husband and he was told that he could not ‘become a Catholic’. I’m dumbfounded - my friend will not speak anymore about this incident - as to what exactly could prevent someone from converting. Could it just have been a personal issue between the two parties where the priest could have said that he would have nothing to do with this man’s wish to convert? Or is there something in doctrine or dogma or canon law?
I did recommend that they attend a different church in the next town - which actually is part of the neighboring Ft, Worth diocese (I worship within the Dallas Diocese) - and where they could approach another priest about her husband’s intentions. It’s been a while since I saw my this friend so I’m not sure what has happened since.