Several Protestant friends of mine, after months and even years of investigating the Catholic Church’s claims, are ready to take the next step and go to RCIA or talk to a priest.
But…how do they know what parish to go to? As we Catholics know, some parishes have significant influences that are not faithful to the Magisterium. So I put together this how-to video with tips on looking at a parish’s website and bulletin to get an idea of how solid they are.
This is not meant to condemn anyone or any parishes. No parish is perfect. But the last thing that we want is for inquiring Protestants to be taught inaccuracies or errors as Catholic truth. So it is best if they can find a parish that faithfully teaches Catholic doctrine.
- Linking to National Catholic Reporter
- Words like social justice, diversity, Catholic Faith Community
- Focus on finding Christ in the community
- Calling themselves a Catholic Church
- Eucharistic Adoration promoted
- Pro-life groups promoted
- Frequent Confession times (a very good sign)
- Sacred art displayed
Do you have any tips for what to look for in a parish’s website, either good or bad indicators?