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By Rebecca Teti


Tuesday: Open Forum

(Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun: Changing Roles)

This is the Open Forum Coffee Talk. That means ... anything goes. Ask a question, make a suggestion, share a story, offer some advice -- the floor is yours!

Rebecca Teti

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  • RCIA is geared more towards people wishing to convert or experience Catholicism, are there any options for Catholics who have been away for some time and wish to learn and return?

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 6:59 AM by Vinnie T

  • Adult Confirmation maybe if they haven't yet confirmed.

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 7:08 AM by unknown

  • Sorry forgot my name. Adult Confirmation is an option at our parish for those fallen away Catholics that have not confirmed.

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 AM by Jolice P

  • I did my confirmation when I was young, but I feel like I was away from the church for a while and need education. What would an option for me be?

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 8:32 AM by Bends

  • I did my confirmation when I was young, but I feel like I was away from the church for a while and need education. What would an option for me be?

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 8:32 AM by Bends

  • Bends, Welcome back home to the Church! There are tons of solid catechetical resources out there for faith formation. I find the Catechism of the Catholic Church to be user friendly. I've heard great things about Fr. Robert Barron's "Catholicism" series. You could also schedule a Confession & have some one-on-one meetings with your priest. Catholics Come Home has some great resources: http://www.catholicscomehome.org/. I would think that participating in your parish RCIA program for educational purposes would also be doable. May the Holy Spirit guide you!

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 8:57 AM by Patricia

  • Thank you! I will go over to catholicscomehome.com What a great resource!

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 9:16 AM by Brenda

  • Vinnie T and Bends, our parish has a program called "Landings" specifically for Catholics who have been away from the church. Perhaps you can check the websites of churches near you to see if any of them offer a similar program. Welcome back!

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 11:10 AM by Anne in NC

  • I am looking for guidance. My husband is a convert and long story short after a honeymoon with Catholicism is now better described as agnostic. Combination of very poor to non existent faith formation as child and severe time constraints as a med student and resident has left him totally dried up. I am looking for resources. Books. Devotions. And prayers please for our family. I want to understand him better. At this point, he is not even willing to consider thr possibility of anything beyond, "yes, got probablybisnout there, but doesn't have much to do with me." I think to him, God is more judgement less love. Our son is 5 and watches his father carefully. I know that my husband is uncomfortable with what he will learn about our faith leading up to recording the sacraments. It all seems very difficult to me. I don't want to create division in our family, yet I know Jesus says it will happen because of him. I know I'm not the only one out there struggling with this. Any of you who have been there and made it through. I'd love to hear from you. I'm called to love my husband through this but I can't help but feel a little betrayed. I have to remember that this is not about me but about my husband and The Lord.

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 AM by Laura

  • Sorry for all the typos!

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 11:23 AM by unknown

  • Just asking for prayers from Texas for SB2, a pro-life bill currently in the Senate....

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 9:36 PM by JM

  • Laura, prayers for your family!! I would ask for the intercession of Saint Monica. It could be as preparation for the sacraments your husband will become reawaken to the graces out poured through them. It might not help, either. You are a Saint standing with the promises made in marriage. Prayers!

    Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 9:56 PM by Amanda