My fiance’s family is Catholic and I came from a Protestant background, and became a Mormon about a year ago. I’m going to attend a mass to be able to understand the Catholic church better, although I have attended mass before and have very little understanding of how it works. My family is Protestant, but I’m the only Mormon in my family, and the family that I’m marrying into is almost all Catholic. I’m all for getting involved in knowing all that there is about Catholicism to have respect for his family’s faith and I respect the religion as well.
How should I go about learning about the faith of the family that I’m marrying into?
Although I disagree with his family’s religion, what are some ways that I can support Catholicism in his side of the family? I know that I already asked how mass works in a different post, so I can refer to that when it comes to that and I plan to attend mass at least once asap because I’m excited to understand the Catholic faith while maintaining my commitment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I want things to go as peacefully as possible and I show nothing but respect for Catholicism and my family’s religion that I left about last year. I want to hear the Catholic perspective of what I should do to keep the peace if matters of religion come up in conversation.