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  • #1012

    may
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    Hello everybody, I am happy to join your forum to gain some understanding about the catholic religion. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #4070

    Victor
    Member

    Hello May, good to have you. What is your spiritual background if any?

    ~Victor

    #4071

    may
    Member

    Hello,

    I like to think I am an open minded person who endevours to lead a decent life.

    I was brought up by foster parents from the age of 5 to 12 in the catholic faith, however I was never confirmed as my natural grandfather forbade it, so already there was already confusion in my mind about that.

    My foster mother had been a nun in France before meeting my foster father who was a train driver – a strange mix!

    I left this family at the age of 12 to go into a childrens home due to very serious circumstances within the family.

    I have wandered into a church twice since this time, curiosity I think and also maybe looking for something I’m not sure.

    I am now 36 years old and have another very demanding job in the community, after leaving the armed services in which I served for 8 years.

    I hope this bit of background helps you to have some insight about me, and I will endeavour this week to try and post a picture!

    #4072

    Victor
    Member

    Thanks May, that gives me some basic insight.
    Well, this is deffinately a good place to start to get to know what Catholicism is all about. There is much for you to read on this website and we are here to answer any questions you may have. But as a begginer I will answer a very common question:

    Why become Catholic?

    The simple answer is because we were designed to be in perfect relationship with God. And you can only accomplish this through his Church, which is the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

    I’ll leave at that for now. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    Once again welcome.

    ~Victor

    #4081

    may
    Member

    Im not sure if I want be part of the catholic church or not. It is something I have thought about for a long time, and am still undecided and a bit scared about being accepted.

    I guess being young as I was and going to church every Sunday, watching my foster mother say the rosary, praying as a family etc,; has had a lot of influence on me.

    So I thought the best thing to do would be to research why catholics believe what they believe and to educate myself, gain understanding. I have always prayed silently through prayers I was taught as a child.

    Thankyou for responding to my post and I will be exploring the rest of the site!

    #4082

    Victor
    Member

    No problem.

    #4085

    Welcome to the site! Feel free to ask questions. I’m one of the younger members of the forum– 18 and newly initiated into the Church– so if you had any questions about the joining process, myself and a lot of others who have gone through RCIA would be more than happy to talk about it.

    #4088

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:1soejt3d]Welcome to the site! Feel free to ask questions. I’m one of the younger members of the forum– 18 and newly initiated into the Church– [/quote:1soejt3d]
    Did you just have a birthday? In another post you said you are 17. <img src=:” title=”Question” />

    #4089

    Welcome May. I was “born” Catholic but, like you, never was confirmed. My father was a Lutheran and was not supportive of his sons attending the Catholic Church. I have become a re-vert to the faith but it was a long rough road getting there.

    Unlike many other protestant churches that I visted, it was difficult for me to walk into a Catholic church and feel like I belonged there. People were nice to me, but at the same time no one was particularly interested in who I was or if I was going to come back or not. Everything changed after I talked to Father David, a black Preist visiting our parish from Africa. He had the zeal and faith of a missionary. God bless your Father David. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    I suggest that you introduce yourself to your local priest and tell him your story.

    GBY,
    Jamie

    #4090

    [quote:4lopm0zs][quote:4lopm0zs]Welcome to the site! Feel free to ask questions. I’m one of the younger members of the forum– 18 and newly initiated into the Church– [/quote:4lopm0zs]
    Did you just have a birthday? In another post you said you are 17. <img src=:” title=”Question” />[/quote:4lopm0zs]
    Actually, I had my birthday on Good Friday. It was, shall I say, an intense weekend.

    #4091

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:lttt3eta]Actually, I had my birthday on Good Friday. It was, shall I say, an intense weekend.[/quote:lttt3eta]
    Cool! Happy Birthday! Tell us about it. How was it intense?

    #4117

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    That is the same day of my mom’s birthday! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” /> She posts on the site too.

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