Converting to Catholic
February 16, 2007 9:38pm CST
Over a year ago I decided I was going to convert. Something inside me just pushed and pulled me in that direction. I know it is the right decision. Well, things happened, I moved, had major surgery and lost my grandmother. In the midst of all that I stoped going to classes. I also found out that a few of my aunts and uncles are Catholic. That REALLY surprised me! I had no clue. I want to learn more about my family and my dad's side, how they were brought up ect. My mom's family all went to the Nazarene church and that is how I was raised. Dad's mom and dad never went to church as far as I remember. I have a lot to think about, a lot to do. I need to get back into classes here, locally.
• United States
17 Feb 07
Good luck to you on your path, I hope you find a good congregation, some are though I disagree strongly with the politics of the catholic church having been raised catholic, I do hope you find what you are looking for. For each of us we need to find out what brings us peace, reafirms our faith, and provides comfort. If this is what is right to you, pray, have faith, since you were not raised catholic and it is not part of the dogma perhaps you may find comfort from reading about some of the saints. There are many good books on the Lives of Saints. These can help you, or provide you with inspiration. Padre Pio is one whom you can say a novena for healing. Many have found comfort in novena's to Saint Teresa also known as Little Flower. As for keeping the faith learn of Bernadette, she is a young girl who no matter what happened kept the faith, an old movie black and white was made on her life. Bernadette Soubirous, the movie was called Song of Bernadette released in 1943
• United States
17 Feb 07
I am a Nazarene and have never known of a Nazarene converting to Catholicism before, since the Nazarene belief is that Jesus is our only high priest and that would mean that we could never accept the Pope in authority over us. Converting is a very personal decision though and if you have made up your mind that this is for you, you should get back into your classes right away. I think that whatever church we join or choose to worship in should be the church that teaches what the Bible says. If we find, somewhere along the way, that we are being taught things that do not agree with the Bible, God's word to us, we should leave that teaching no matter how much we like it or like the people we are involved with at the time. God bless you in your search.