Road to Catholicism
Exactly six months ago, I stumbled upon a Catholic website. That in itself is nothing worth noting except for one fact. This website had a breed of Catholics I had never encountered in my day-to-day life. This website had posts from Catholics about scripture and prayer and living a holy life.
I was completely shocked! I had been raised to believe that Catholics live in darkness. They meant well, but in reality they were just idolaters. They needed to be saved.
Although about 7 years ago, I started attending a liberal reformed church and thus I became more open to Catholicism, I still had ingrained in me the idea that most Catholics were not serious about their faith. That’s not a lie by the way because a lot of cradle Catholics don’t practice their faith.
While eating up all the posts on the website, I learned about the Mass and I discovered something called the traditional Mass. So what did I do? I ran to Youtube and looked up some traditional Latin Masses. I was blown away and I resolved that I would attend a Latin Mass and I found a beautiful Mass in NY.
Fast forward 6 months later and I attend the Traditional Latin Mass or, as we’re supposed to say, the Extraordinary form.
This blog chronicles my journey into Catholicism. Like some of you, I am attracted to tradition. This blog isn’t only going to be about the Usus Antiquior, but it will cover the breadth of the traditions of the Fathers.
I don’t purport to know a lot, but as I learn I will share what I’m learning.
As Protestants say, “Give me some of that old time religion”.
We need it.
As of today, I am going through private instruction so that I can become a Catholic.
Pray for me and I will pray for you.
**Update: Received into the Catholic Church on 9/17/2011