Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I posted here, and I basically need help with an issue. Everyone in my life, if not almost everyone, especially the people that know me, know I’m very open about my devout Catholicism. I promise I don’t “shove it in people’s faces” like some may think. I’m never like “Hey, people my name is David, have heard about Jesus?” I’m more of “if you ask me” or “if you can tell, I’ll let you know.” The issues I’ve faced with non-Catholic friends and other people is sometimes ignorant statements and questions come up.
I’m very okay with people disagreeing with me or dissenting from what I believe is true, but if you do so due to ignorance I get a little winded up. I just get mad at certain opinions that people have when it’s due to a popular misconception.
An opinion I don’t get mad at: I’m not Catholic because I don’t believe in X, Y, Z teaching of the Church.
An opinion I do get mad at: Catholics worship the Mary, the pope, and statues.
Is there any way I can learn to calmly correct people’s misconceptions about the Catholic Church? Does this tie into not letting what people say get to you?