"When I was in RCIA, back in the early 1980′s we were told that it is almost impossible to commit a mortal sin so not to worry."There is one good motivation for joining the Catholic Church: simply put, to save your soul. Obviously, this begs the question -- what are you saving yourself from? or, for what and why was Our Savior crucified?
"When I asked one of the RCIA instructors to tell us how to make a proper confession she blew me off."
"I was under the impression that Reconciliation was a one-time thing until the priests starting coming to school to offer it a few times."
"I thought in order to commit a mortal sin you had to do something really bad such as kill someone, have an abortion, or commit adultry."
"I actually heard a priest say in a homily that he never committed a mortal sin and that none of us probably hadn’t either."
"I have had people who prepare young people for confirmation say that theydon’t remember ever going to confession."
In a parish where the idea of sin and absolution are passé, why be Catholic? what does it even matter?