I’m not exactly the only Catholic in my family, but it sure feels like it sometimes. My mother and sister attend mass with me, but that’s where their faith stops. They hate being inconvenienced by holy days of obligation or doing Friday penance.
I know it’s wrong to hate people, but I get so upset when my mother makes fun of me for believing what the Church teaches.
We fight about birth control all the time. I have some PMS problems (the usual–a little cramping, some irritability. Nothing that ibuprofen won’t cure.) and she says I should go on the Pill. I tell her no, I will not support a birth control company when there is nothing really wrong with me and that I do not believe in BC. I know what is right, but she laughs at me and says I’m crazy.
We have fights about these sorts of things all the TIME! :mad:
I doubt that this is real persecution, but I do know that we Catholics will be persecuted for our faith sometimes. I know that Jesus warned us about this, and that it shouldn’t make me angry, but it still does.
And don’t even get me started about going to public high school. I feel so alone sometimes. I just want to be around people who believe with me. Sometimes it seems like there are so few faithful people in society nowadays.
I’m glad I have these forums. It makes me feel not so alone. I wonder if there’s a part of the US that is really Catholic. I’ve heard there’s a high population of Catholics in Michigan…hmm…
**Surely some of you guys have experienced being “the only Catholic in the room” at some point, right? What do you do?