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3/11/16 9:59 P

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it is too bad you have to wait so long to start taking classes. maybe you can find some bible stufdies or other classes or groups to help you start your learning.

An inspiring part of Catholicism is our saints. They come from all over the world, different times and came to the faith in different ways. They struggle with their decisions as much as we do.

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2/27/16 1:58 P

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All the best to you!
I will pray that God will guide you during this whole process and show you the path He wishes you to take.

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Thank you for that information. We are getting a new priest in July, so I may talk to him when he gets here. I'll ask this priest if I can start my paperwork for an annulment soon.

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It's the other way around. You can't join the church until you get your annulment. I imagine you can take the RCIA classes, but the annulment process will last longer than the classes, and a divorce is a barrier to confirmation.

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I haven't started RCIA classes yet. They start in August at the local parish. The priest made it sound like I couldn't have an annulment until I had completed RCIA and joined the church...

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I had to wait for my first marriage to be annulled before I could take RCIA. The annulment process took over a year.

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Hi and welcome. I would look into the RCIA....the Catholic church usually has a person in charge of th is....right to Catholic Initiation...I believe. You will need to take classes and have a sponsor...I believe. Best wishes to you!! emoticon

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Hello and Welcome!

I'm a former Pentecostal Holiness that, with my husband and son, converted to the Catholic church in 2004. I still have so much to learn so don't worry about that. Have you taken RCIA classes yet?


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I'm in the beginning stages of learning about the Church, so I'm just going to keep learning. I'm not perfect and I'll just have to have some very real conversations with my boyfriend. This isn't going to be easy.

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We had to get marriages annulled, too, and the first priest told us we had to live separately through the process. We went to another priest who noted that we'd been married for 32 years and were old and retired, so didn't make us separate. The church frowns on anyone living together outside of marriage, no matter what else is going on. All this is part of the process of discernment prior to committing to the Church. Most protestant churches just require that you be a baptized Christian in order to join. The Catholic Church requires that you understand and agree with the Church, not just the faith. It's a higher bar to come into the church later in life than to be born into it. Are you, as an adult, willing to accept all of their precepts? There is no right or wrong answer, just a very personal one.



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Penecsotal, however, I'm divorced and live with my new boyfriend now. I'm pretty positive I can get my previous marriage nullified, but not sure what to do about living with my boyfriend, we intent to get married someday in the church once my previous marriage is nullified, but obviously my living arrangements are not ideal church practice (a grave sin) as the priest told me today. :( Not sure what to do.

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What are you converting from? I was accepted last year, but I was Anglo-Catholic, so it was an easy move.

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I'm in process of converting and need someone to talk to.

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