Scott Hahn’s wife Kimberly was once asked what three things were the biggest obstacles to her conversion to Catholicism and she reportedly replied, “Mary, Mary and Mary.”
Other converts have said, “Once I got over the authority question Maty wasn’t a problem. If this was a crucial part of the Catholic faith, then I’m good.”
I have found over the years that there is a greater obstacle for converts from Protestantism. This one usually hits when the person is already within the church. I call this obstacle the problem of humanity or the problem of warts. (“paint me as I am–said Oliver Cromwell–warts and all”…see illustration.