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Trent Patterson wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am considering converting to Catholicism from Lutheranism.

  • What process must I take to become a Catholic?

After researching, I have found out a lot of what I thought the Church taught, was wrong, and now believe the teachings the Church has, are what was originally taught by the followers of Christ.

Thanks,

Trent

  { As a Lutheran, or for any non-Catholic, what steps do I have to take to become a Catholic? }

Mike replied:

Hi Trent!

This is a common question; it's even in our searchable knowledge base.
There are a lot of quick answers there, so give it a try.

I searched the knowledge base for you and found these set of web pages in our FAQ section under, How do I become Catholic and related questions:

How do I become Catholic and related questions.

I think you'll also like my favorites page and my other web site:

BibleBeltCatholics.com

Personally, my favorite quote is from St. Pacian of Barcelona who lived around 375 A.D.

Recently (in 1999), the Lutheran and Catholic Churches have had important theological breakthrough agreements on issues like justification:

From LutheranWorld.org

From the Vatican web site

I used to run a free program that sent Catechisms to seeking Protestants and non-Christians but no longer have the financial or operational means to do this anymore. Nevertheless, if you wish to go deeper, consider buying a cheap copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to learn everything we believe as Catholics.

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There are a lot of misperceptions about what Catholics believe. If you have any other questions, just follow up. We are here to answer your questions.

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Mike

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