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7 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2007 - 3:16AM #1
AdamSean
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I am new to the Catholic ideals and traditions.  I am wanting to convert, but have missed the RCIA classes.  I will have to wait until next fall to start this process.  What I want is a good resource that will educate me on Catholic traditions, ceremonies and disciplines that I can put into practice. 

I have been thinking of getting the book called Catholicism for Dummies, but would like to know if this is a good resource.  If anyone has any information, would you please give me some assistance?  Thank you in advance.

AS
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7 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2007 - 8:10AM #2
Mysty101
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Hi Adam,

And welcome.

I am a cradle Catholic, so I have not read Catholicism for Dummies, but everyone seems to suggest it as the best simple resource. Also ask specific questions here.

You are also very welcome to attend Mass at your local Parish, and participate in every way except receiving Holy Communion.  You must be in full union with the Church to receive in a Catholic Church.  There are missalettes in church which have the responses, and instructions for the congregation.  Some parishes have ushers and/or greeters who will be glad to help you.  If not, look for a friendly face, and ask.

You can also check a bulletin, or call the parish office to inquire about other devotions and activities.

You can also check here-----> [COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]Catholic forums[/COLOR] To meet with Catholics in this forum.

SuZ
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7 years ago  ::  Dec 11, 2007 - 8:05AM #3
Shaner
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AdamSean wrote:

I am new to the Catholic ideals and traditions. I am wanting to convert, but have missed the RCIA classes. I will have to wait until next fall to start this process. What I want is a good resource that will educate me on Catholic traditions, ceremonies and disciplines that I can put into practice.

I have been thinking of getting the book called Catholicism for Dummies, but would like to know if this is a good resource. If anyone has any information, would you please give me some assistance? Thank you in advance.

AS



Hello AdamSean,

Welcome to the Board!  Yes, by all means pick up Catholicism for Dummies, its a very well written book by 2 Priests that will give you the basic truths, teachings and traditions of Catholicism, with a little humor thrown in for good measure.  Its a terrific book for those investigating the faith. 
Another good one is "Why Do Catholics Do That?".........sorry, the name of the Author escape's me at the moment, but if you enter the Title into the search engine at Barnes & Noble, etc., it'll show up for you. 

God's Blessings to you on your Journey,
Sandy
p.s.  Yes, please come over and post at the Ave Maria Community!

"Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the Words of Eternal Life"
"Philippians 4:13. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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7 years ago  ::  Dec 12, 2007 - 6:45PM #4
friendofsaints&angels
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If I could I'd like to suggest a catholic radio station that you can listen to. Not only do they have Father John Corapi on there who teaches the catholic faith very well, But they also have programs like morning air, searching the word, and the inner life that are interactive call in shows. They deal with questions about the faith, spiritual direction and guidance, and many other things about the catholic faith. I personally find it a very informative radio station, and a breathe of fresh air compared to some of the alternative stations you have to choose from. http//www.relevantradio.com
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7 years ago  ::  Dec 15, 2007 - 12:26PM #5
friendofsaints&angels
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P.S. Hey adam here are some other catholic links that may be helpful to you. You can copy some catholic prayers, Get a free rosary, free online spiritual guidance classes, etc.
http://www.padrepiodevotions.org
http://www.fathercorapi.com
http://www.st-faustina.org
http://www.ourladyofamerica.com
http://apostleshipofprayer.org
www.catholic.org
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