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7 Things I’ve Learned as a Catholic Convert

Before becoming Roman Catholic, I used to believe a lot of things about Catholicism; some were true, and others, not so much. Here are seven things I’ve learned in this journey.

  1. Catholics do, in fact, read the Bible.
  2. Just because a rando Catholic says something, doesn’t mean that’s what the church teaches.
  3. The Immaculate Conception refers to the birth of Mary, not Jesus. The doctrine states that Mary was conceived without sin, not without sex.
  4. Not everything that comes out of the Pope’s mouth is infallible. There’s a very particular set of circumstances he must fulfill before Papal Infallibility comes into play.
  5. Catholics do, in fact, pray in tongues.
  6. Veneration and worship are not the same. Veneration is showing profound respect and reverence. Catholics venerate Mary (who gave birth to God incarnate. Kind of a big deal) and the Saints (some of the holiest people who ever lived and are now in Heaven interceding on our behalf. Also kind of a big deal). Worship is for God alone.
  7. If you worship Mary, that’s idolatry and a big no-no.

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4 thoughts on “7 Things I’ve Learned as a Catholic Convert

  1. Very interesting! I’ve been Catholic my whole life, so I wasn’t actually aware of some of these myths, like #3. My mom has the gift of Tongues, so I understand what that is, but I didn’t know that it was know by protestants that those gifts exist. I guess you learn something new every day!

    P.S.: I read your most recent article on Story Embers, it’s really interesting! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Nicely said, Rose. No snark or malice towards anyone. I find your journey somewhat intriguing. God blessđź’•

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