I'm a fairly conservative lector at a parish that seems to be growing increasingly liberal, and I've recently run into an uncomfortable situation. Some of the Prayers of the Faithful I've been asked to read are anything but, with occasional petitions that seem to support homosexuality or refer to God in the feminine. I was stuck in one of these situations tonight. I didn't really have an opportunity to raise my objections with the pastor prior to Mass, and when I came to the petition in question, I carefully skipped the clause I found to be unconscionable. The pastor confronted me after Mass and was furious. Could I get your thoughts on this? Did I do the right thing? I would never, *ever* consider doing something like this to the Scripture reading I've been assigned (no matter how awful the translation), but must I read the Petitions that are put in front of me, even if my conscience sudders at the thought? Is this a judgment I have a right to make?