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Maria wrote:

Hi, guys —

Good day!!

My name is Maria and I have some very important issues and I hope you can answer my questions.

I was baptized as an Orthodox Christian when I was a child. Although I believe in God, all these years I felt somehow uncomfortable being in our churches but, some time ago, I suddenly got the feeling that the Catholic Church was the place for me.

I can't explain why, but I just felt it somewhere inside that the Church was my place.

So my question is the following:

  • How can I become a Catholic Christian?
  • Do I have to take RCIAor I should do it in a different way?

Thank you for your answer, Best regards,


  { As an Orthodox Christian, how can I become a Catholic Christian and do I have to take  RCIA }

Bob replied:


Perhaps the Holy Spirit is leading you to the Catholic Church, which is the home of St. Peter, the very rock upon which Christ's Church was built. (Matthew 16:13-19) While the Orthodox have been in and out of Union with Catholic Church, we pray for unity one day.

Your baptism was valid and you only need to be received into the Church;  RCIA is the normal route to pursue that. I would seek out a parish and talk to a priest about joining.

May God bless you and guide you in your journey.

Bob Kirby

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