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Catholic Orthodoxy: Loving The Truth
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Catholic Orthodoxy: Loving The Truth

In the modern world, there is no shortage of opinion. People even seem to break down into camps accordingly - you are either a Democrat or a Republican, Religious or Secular, and there is no middle ground. This tendency has crept into the Church since the close of the Second Vatican Council. It is even fashionable to speak of either being a conservative or liberal Catholic. In reality, though, when it comes to being a member of the Church and her teachings, you are orthodox or not - there is no middle ground. For the Catholic, orthodoxy is paramount. ANDREA DEL SARTO, Disputation on the Trinity, 1517, Oil on wood, 232 x 193 cm, Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence As you make the journey through the RCIA, and even as you progress in your Catholic faith, you will meet cou...
The RCIA Inquiry Stage, Falling In Love With Jesus
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The RCIA Inquiry Stage, Falling In Love With Jesus

The prospect of joining the Catholic Church can seem intimidating to some and lead to the feeling of being overwhelmed or lost. You may ask: where do I even start? Do not worry, A Catholic's Perspective is here to help! This thoughtful guide is full of Christocentric advice on how to grow in faith during the initial RCIA Inquiry stage. Crucifix hanging above the altar at St. Peter's Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland The RCIA inquiry stage is the starting place for adults thinking about entering the Catholic Church - you are not alone. The inquiry stage is like a state of heightened curiosity. Your interest is piqued, so you are searching for answers to questions concerning Jesus Christ and His Church. The best advice for someone in your shoes is to ask questions an...
The 4 Catholic RCIA Stages, A Strong Start To Your Journey In The Faith
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The 4 Catholic RCIA Stages, A Strong Start To Your Journey In The Faith

Everyone's spiritual life is different, yet our Lord calls all of us to be His disciple, each in a unique way. In the Church, some were born cradle Catholics, while others took a journey of discovery later in life. They responded to Jesus' invitation to walk more closely with Him through the Catholic RCIA stages and completed a process of discovering and developing the basics of the faith. If you think the Lord may be calling you to take these steps, you have come to the right place! Growing and maturing in your spiritual life can be challenging. The Catholic RCIA stages provide a great model for building a solid foundation upon which to build. That being said, you still may have many questions, such as: Where do I start?What are the stages of ...