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I'm a convert to Catholism from evangelical Protestantism.
Depending on how confident you are with your faith and comfortable with using the Bible as a reference, I would consider calling the pastor and setting up a lunch appointment. Tell him that you are a Catholic, that you were in attendance at the worship service, and that you would like to share your personal testimony.
All too often, Protestant pastors don't actually KNOW any Catholics who are strong in their faith. It would be good if he could put a face on what he is so freely criticizing.
Hopefully he is aware of the Catholic zeal about pro-life work, and hopefully, that can be a "common ground" between the two of you. Many Protestants admire Catholic pro-life work and aspire to be as enthusiastic.
If you are not strong in your faith and comfortable with using the Bible, then don't try this. It will be disturbing for you, and give that pastor more fodder for future sermons.
If you go to lunch with him, I wouldn't bother to quote any sources other than the Bible, and stick with the "Protestant" books. Protestants like this pastor do not consider any other source authoritative, so they won't care what the Early Church Fathers, the Catechism, etc. say. They also consider the Deuterocanonical books "apocryphal."
One more thing--if you are a woman, there is a good chance that the pastor will not accept your invitation to go to lunch. These days, many male pastors avoid meetings with women unless another woman is present, or unless the woman's husband, father, brother, or boyfriend is present. I don't blame him--it's really setting himself up, and setting the woman up, for accusations. Many male pastors will not meet behind closed doors at their office with a woman, but will leave the door wide open.
So perhaps if are a woman, and you decide that you are up for the challenge of going to lunch with him, then find a friend (male or female) or a male relative to go with you, and tell the pastor that you and a friend would like to invite him to lunch to share personal testimonies.
Good luck to you.
While I don't have the experience you have personally I think it might be better to start out with a letter or an email. Say I'm Catholic and I'm very strong in my faith, and then start to address the things that you believe are wrong with his view on the Catholic Church. Do it in the most charitable way possible. Personally while a lunch talk could do wonders, I think its to much to soon. I think after you start to have a conversation with this guy over email or over letter, or maybe you even give him a number to call, then you have lunch with him. What it does is you show your position and you allow him to decide whether to continue the conversation or not. I could see you trying to trick the guy into having lunch and then dropping this I'm Catholic on him.
Just my 2 cents, I could be wrong.
But also this is a sign that there is something bad happening in our church and that is we are not doing a good job of keeping our faithful in our pews. If you don't do anything with the pastor, then you should pray first that those who are in the congregation see the light especially those who are fallen away catholics. Also that the Church may effectively evangelize the faithful both Catholic and Non Catholic. I don't want to judge or anything but I worry sometimes while these people probably have very good intentions and they trying to point to Christ, it worries me that pastors like this are unknowingly leading these people down a path to hell. Now that may not be the case, but they are atleast leading them down a path that is based off a counterfeit truth.
pray for these souls, and if you have the courage and you know how to do it in a CHARITABLE way then contact the pastor.