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I no longer know how to approach religion. I believe in God, but not the Catholic Church that I was raised in. I want to continue to be part of that community in some ways, but if I join my family at mass, I don’t want to be dishonest by agreeing to the ritualistic chants (“I believe in one god, the father…”)

What should I do?


It’s easy enough to attend church but skip saying some of the chants, so the real problem seems to be letting down your family. Ask them how they were raised & differences from your grandparents, as a segue into discussing your own differences with them. Hopefully when you say you love & respect them despite the differences, they’ll be ok. There are always “safe topics” if not.


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