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Thank you for the very warm welcome. I am very impressed with the site as far as design and content.
I don’t think that I can say that is just one thing that draws me to the Catholic Church.
First and foremost, I believe it is the work of the Holy Spirit and the Grace of our Almighty God. I was so involved in that non-denominational church that I completely rejected Catholic teaching. I believe God knew that I needed to be brought through stages and stepping stones to the true faith and knew that leading me straight to the Catholic Faith would have caused me, out of ignorance, to reject it.
Another is the very history of the Church. The history of the Church is like a broad tapestry of God’s Salvation for mankind and I think it is so wonderful to be a part of a Church that can traces it’s roots to the very Apostles, and especially Jesus Christ our Lord!
The love that I’ve been shown from the Catholic Church is also a major reason. Maybe I’ve had a more positive experience than most, but I’ve felt very welcomed and accepted at the Catholic Church. I found that I has many misconceptions, which were not helped by my Catholic friends who had no clue about the faith (which isn’t entirely their fault). Once I found out what it was all about, I truly admired the church.
Another reason is the Sacraments. I think Reconciliation is a wonderful sacrament. A person can get full confidence and assurance that their sins are forgiven by God, and advice and resolve to change into the person God wants them to be. What’s there to fear. Sometimes, Catholics don’t know what they have.
That’s enough for now since you probably wanted a quick answer.