Why are you a Catholic rather than a Protestant Robert???
I consider myself a Christian.(Though some/many doubt that on this thread.(smiles)
All mainstream Protestant denominations exhibit signs of massive corruption, mainly due to modernism. Smaller churches are not immune and many Christians have escaped to them.
Catholicism has time on its side. It has weathered storms within, and outside of its walls. I am not so involved in its history as some others. Its basic beliefs, I believe. The writings of people are a very rich source of learning....(I am not in favor of oppression, or the use of spiritual values as a tool for oppression by some within the ranks of Catholicism.) Catholics are sinners, and I one of the more wretched one at that....