raised Catholic, yet going to a Presbyterian church
Although I was born and raised Catholic, I try to avoid everything that might be related to Catholicism. I was never fond of celibacy and saints while growing up. I rather thought this was a weird part of “religion” (the word that we all used when referring to Catholicism and/or Christianity). I’d also see every day men leading service (mass) without a robe like priests do and I didn’t understand this. At the time, I thought that a priest should wear a robe and other men had no right to lead a service. Understanding Catholicism was difficult and getting used to Protestantism has been another difficult task. Maybe this is why I go to a Presbyterian church, which is similar to the Catholic tradition (service structure, church structure, robes, etc) yet so different too (sermon, Eucharist, female pastors, prayer, etc). I really don’t know if I made a good decision quitting the Catholic church, but at least I know that it’s brought me closer to God.