How can I convince my husband Catholicism isn't a cult?

Hello. I was raised Catholic and fell away for a long while. I recently came back from ACTS retreat and am filled with the Holy Spirit. While my husband is happy for me, he continuously degrades the Catholic faith. Examples:

  1. Worship Mary
  2. Worship false idols
  3. Worship saints
  4. Confession
  5. Priests molesting boys
  6. Communion
  7. Chanting/singing

I’ve tried to dispel his opinions but I am not very educated myself, yet, regarding the Catholic practices. I want to be able to baptize my 8 year old son, however he doesn’t want him baptized by the Catholic church. I will continue to pray for his heart to be changed by the Lord but it is still very discouraging to hear him say all of these things.

Thanks and many blessings

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Mary & the Saints:
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*]The Intercession of the Saints
*]Is Mary’s and the saints’ intercession unbiblical?
*]What is the biblical reason Catholics pray to saints for intercession?
*]Saint Worship?
*]Is Prayer Synonymous With Worship?
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Idols:

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*]What is an example of idolatry?
*] Carving statues and Images
*] Where are statues and saints in the Bible?
*] Where does the New Testament allow for graven images?
*] Do Catholics Worship Statues?
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Confession:

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*]Is Confession in Scripture?
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Sex Abuse Scandal:

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*]Priest Scandal
*]How do we answer the charges of hypocrisy in the midst of scandal?
*]The Church Scandalous
*]Three Great Lessons of the Abuse Scandal
*]Double Standard: Media Coverage of the Sex Abuse Scandal
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Communion:

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*]Biblical evidence for the Real Presence
*]The Real Presence
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Music in Mass:

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*]Sacred Music
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