Hi, im very new as catholic and was taken into the full fellowship (if you can put it in that way) on 11/24/2010.
I have a question regarding praying before dinner. My family which is very anti-religious and some members of them has stated that they strongly dislike the catholic church and my choice of lifeway. One of the issues they seem to have is that i quietly fold my hands before dinner, whisper quitly (inner) and say the grace.
The argument i`m getting is: this is not normal and very disturbing. Is it? I thought that all catholics should do that before eating, but should i not do this in their company and hide my christian identity as a catholic? Or am i wrong and just unreasonable?
My cousin is also a catholic, but more on terms with them because he is pro-choice, don
t mind if we had women priests and so on, i dont mean to put him down, not at all, but he is just on better terms with them as i am it seems.
Any suggestions or ideas? I just feel like they ask me to play a game and not being myself. Any kind of response is very appreciated.