Posts Tagged ‘RCIA’

Is the RCIA and your parish creating new Catholics? Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

When Rocio showed up at our parish, she knew nothing about the Catholic Church. All she knew was that her life was filled with darkness and she hungered for something more. It was January, and our RCIA sessions had begun months before. So our catechetical team asked Rocio to come to Mass each Sunday and Read more

The statistics show that converts stay Catholic Comments 0

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

As someone who spends a lot of his time dealing with religious statistics, it seems to be my lot in life to be the bearer of bad news. I guess that’s why I don’t get invited to any of the razzamatazziest Catholic parties. In my defence, if there is bad news, then it’s much better Read more

Confession: apologising to God Comments 0

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Make no mistake: converting to Catholicism as an adult after growing up in the Anglican Church is quite a culture shock. It didn’t take me long to discover how the two world views collide at the mention of just one word: Confession. Picture me not so very long ago on the naughty step at Westminster Read more

Faith of a convert Comments 0

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I never knew my maternal grandmother’s father, but my mother told me three stories that shaped my view of him. One involved his being mugged by a hitchhiker to whom he had offered a ride. I think my mom related this tale as a warning against good-natured but borderline foolish benevolence. The second dealt with Read more