I'm reading this book right now....
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|Thu, 05-27-2004 - 10:12am|
I didn't really learn much about Catholicism til I was about 24. I sat through several RCIA classes. I don't really know why? maybe because I was pregnant and wanted to learn more before the baby was baptized someday. I can't really remember what made me do that. I learned alot. I also went through RCIA with my neice a few years ago and learned even more. I've read books, etc. But did none of this til I was over the age of 24. I think I was maybe tired of people asking "why do Catholics do that?" and I didn't know the answer. I want to be able to defend my religion. We were living in the south then .North Carolina and there aren't that many Catholics there.
So, these people in this book I'm reading were so easy to be lured away from the church because they didn't understand anything. By the Grace of God they found their way back.
I've talked to so many people who are the same way. Lots of family members. Don't understand Catholicism and couldn't defend it if they wanted to.
And young people. I worry about them. How come the Assembly of God church down the street can get their young people so fired up about God? and we can't. I'm sure there are some Catholic church's that do. (I'm not bashing all Parishes.) But I've never seen a Catholic youth group do this with kids. Do these young people, like teenagers, really understand what it means to be Catholic? I wonder if my 15 yrold ds does? I talk to him all the time about it. And he's had some really good religious ed teachers the last few years. (last 2 years he has our Priests) Our church has a very talented youth Coordinator. He does real well with the kids that go to the Catholic High school but has alot of trouble attacting new kids to start going. Alot of kids from our church go to youth group at the church down the street.
I guess I'm wondering is there a way to keep people from leaving in the first place. I worry about all the people who have left and won't find their way back. I pray for them.
Anyone else ever think of this? Maybe I'm having a calling? Also, wanted to get some new discussions going on the board. :) So, lets discuss. What do you think?