So how is a Catholic to stay true to the faith in a secular career? This question is a result of a growing acceptance of gay marriage in society. I’m scared how potential coworkers or employers may react upon discovering our acceptance of the Church’s doctrine. Has anyone had to deal with this?
This subject especially scares me because outside of working for the Church, which still does appeal to me, I’m drawn to careers in which the majority of employees are liberal. I worry that the Church’s teaching on gay marriage could result in a loss of respect amongst my coworkers or me being fired. Maybe these are non issues and I’ve just accidentally exposed myself to the wrong things. Still I can’t help but being worried. This has caused me to have a strong desire to reject the Church’s teaching in this area. I won’t actually do so because I know that the Church derives its authority from God and that doing so would mean excommunicating myself. That’s not a path I’m willing to walk, but that doesn’t take away the temptation and struggle.