I made this decision around Christmas, but haven’t blogged about it yet – I am now because I blogged about it in the past.
I’m not becoming Catholic at this time, for several reasons. First, I’m not convinced that they’re right about the big things – and I feel like I can’t become Catholic unless I’m sure. It seems like a really big step that would be hard, if not impossible, for me to undo. I know for sure that there are some smaller things (the idea that Mary gave birth with her hymen intact…or that his birth was “like light passing through glass”) that really bother me and that I completely disagree with.
Second, and this is the biggest factor, my husband started showing interest in actively participating in a church again. He doesn’t like the Catholic Church, so he can’t join me there – but I can join him where he is. We have started attending a small Protestant church and I am really loving it.
So, there’s that. I may or may not decide to do a post about the whole birth control/Catholics issue. I will probably end up doing a post at some point about how I can be pro-woman and understand where the Catholics are coming from. We’ll see. It’s discouraging when people start implying that one has to support the things they support in order to be pro-woman. But that’s just how it is, it seems – with everything, not just this issue. Woo paradigms.
Thanks for reading.