I have only just started attending church and when my Dad asks me generally what am I doing on the weekend I don’t state that I am going to church . I know he is an atheist and although I’m not embarrassed about going to church I don’t know why I haven’t got the courage to tell him . I get really anxious about telling him and feel really guilty after not telling him for worry that I have committed a mortal sin !
I want to know whether this would be a mortal sin or not ? I do intend to tell him at some point but I want to wait for the right time . I’m not sure if this lie would even be grave matter as I am not denying the faith , I’m simply not being open and honest about going to church . Also , I’m not sure if it would be classed as having full consent to commit the sin given my anxiety about telling him .
Any thoughts you guys would have on this would be great .