Yes, the latter portion of your post has been my concern for months. We have started RCIA and attend a conservative Parish but to be honest, if we make it to Easter without schism I will be amazed. I have prayed about this very thing a great deal. I trust that we will arrive at our destination. One thing to remember is that the sincere desire to take part in the Sacraments is what is required if one is not able to partake (for someone who is new) due to the entry process to the Church. I believe that it is a very good thing that we have RCIA on the one hand because it firmly grounds us in the sacred scripture, sacred tradition, and magisterium. The church has plenty of "bad" Catholics not grounded in these teachings or improperly taught. RCIA should help to teach Catholics to understand and who in turn can evangelize and defend their Faith in Charity. On the other hand, in times such as these it is truly disconcerting for someone who does not understand how these things work. We of course wish to do what is right so we are obedient to the Church and place our trust where it belongs. In Christ.