(Closed) Episcopalian converting to Catholic???

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Thisprobably isnt helpful, i had a mixed marriage ceremony…christian and catholic. This meant i didnt have to convert but my DH could have a sacramental marriagr in a catholic church. We will raise children catholic and i will happily attend mass with him. I may sometimes attend a church service in a anglican ceremony

Whilst my husband sort of picks and chooses which beliefs he follows i dont believe you can do that if you convert. You have to say truly that you believe all of the teachings to join. So can you do that? It sounds like me you have doubts

 For me,i dont believe contraception is wrong and other aspects that you mentiined, gay marriage etc…so i  feel i cant join the faith unless i intend to follow it 100%

Post # 4
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472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bellenola:  I am Episcopalian, but from the conservative branch. I simply enjoy the Anglican/Church of England aspect. That said, even being conservative I wouldn’t convert  to Catholicism because it is a different heritage.

If you are on the liberal leaning side of the Episcopal church, I personally do not think you would like being Catholic.

However, some women and men who convert for marriage find that it does not bother them too much. If you are someone who simply goes to church occasionally, you will be fine. In addition, converting would give your family a religious cohesiveness.

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Born and raised Catholic, and went to Catholic school for 12 years. I am ok with keeping my political views seperate from my religion. I am pretty liberal; pro-choice, agree with same sex marriage, and I use birth control. At times some of the politics of the Church bug me, but I try to remember that political beliefs are different from my faith.

If you choose to convert I suggest going church shopping. Sounds silly, but it’s important to finda Church that doesn’t make you feel out of place. It took me forever but I found what I consider to be a progressive Church. They’re so welcoming and friendly, and I don’t hear the political stuff nearly as much. They made my marriage to a non Catholic so smooth, and they made him feel welcome, too.

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