Welcome to CAF, @JmlloyD.
Jordan, I have to caution you that it’s very hard to be Catholic in some areas of the country. And Nashville is one of the hardest.
I grew up in Oklahoma, which currently has a evangelical population of of 47 percent The Catholic population is 8 percent. (Bother figures are from the Pew Research Center.) As a Southern Baptist, I was taught to proselytize Catholics.
I moved to New Jersey in 1989 and was received into the Church in 1990 in a New Jersey parish. According to Gallup, 46 percent of New Jersey’s population is Catholic. I find it much easier to be Catholic in New Jersey than in the Bible Belt.
I know that England has a tiny Catholic population. But are there social pressures against Catholicism?
God bless you!
@Tis_Bearself: The Holy Spirit guided me to the Catholic Church. I regard my experience as a calling.