Inspired by a question here I would like to know more about it. Why should a Catholic not attend other Churches services?
In a modern society people mix, and some are Catholic’s, some Lutherians, some maybe are Babtists and attending weddings and so on is normal, and as I see it, pretty rude to say “sorry, can’t come, wrong Church”. Or is it different in US, here in Europe nobody would say “sorry, can’t come…”? And what harm can it do? I mean, they serve the same God as we do, and personally I don’t see why not. Not so long ago my granddaughter was baptized in a Lutherian Church and I was there. (Do I need to confess it?) And this is kind of a question inside a question, but I have noticed that US Catholics are not liberal as we are in Europe. Except for Northern Ireland we accept other Churches and what is different in the Mass and so on. And I accept all kind of people, they are all created by God. Are we doing something wrong here, and are I doing something wrong accepting people as they are, no matter what skin-color or origin. To me a Muslim is a Muslim and I honor his/her faith because I know he/she honor mine. I mean, I like Wagner and German schlager-music but I do not like Hitler, and I like gospel-music that does not make me a Babtist or Methodist even if let us say Johnny Cash was a Babtist. I am Catholic, and I accept the fact that my neighbour is not, is it wrong?