Q. 1. What is the purpose of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, also known as the RCIA?
A. 1. Through the RCIA, the Catholic Church meets a threefold purpose, extending an invitation to:
(A) Those who were born in the Catholic faith but were not provided with the opportunity to learn about their faith;
(B) Non-Catholics, including those from other religions, who want to learn about the Catholic faith in the spirit of ecumenism (with no intent to convert). This includes non-Catholics who are considering a mixed marriage; and
(C) Those who seek to convert to the Catholic faith.
The RCIA fills all these needs of those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic faith.