I am 16 years old and will be confirmed in October. I have been volunteering at a local hospital this summer and found out one of people I work with is a Baptist. She asked whether or not I practiced a religion and I said I was Catholic. Immediately, her facial expression turned into a frown and she responded something along the lines of, “You should seriously visit my church if you don’t like yours”. Instantly, I was taken aback by her statement and felt very offended. Then she began to ask questions about why Catholics believe in the Virgin Mary, priests, etc. I gave her the best explanation I could about each subject. Now, my question is simple: How should I confront individuals like herself, especially since she was trying to impose her beliefs onto mine? And while, I know a lot about Catholicism (probably more than a lot of people my age I know who are also Catholic), there are so many things that I do not quite understand. So again, how should I handle situations like this?
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