I Know That I Am Still Black. But Am I Still Catholic?

I wrote a very revealing post almost 2 years ago called Should I Tell My Readers That I’m A Black Catholic Convert Who Votes Democrat? When I first started blogging in January 2013, I was in a weird space about what I should share and what I shouldn’t. So I chose to put it all out there and the response was very favorable. A lot has happened since that time, so this is my Rewind: Repost and I am spilling my guts once again.

 

I Know I Am Still Black But Am I Still Catholic by Being Wordsmith

 

In that post, I also shared a comment that I wrote on Kate at Another Clean Slate‘s site. It refers to my upbringing in the Baptist church and my eventual conversion to Catholicism as an adult. Here it is again…

 

 

I still stand by everything I said in the above comment. However, in the past few months, Hubby started attending a non-denominational church regularly. He never wanted to pressure me into “making a choice”, so he simply got The Deuce ready on Sundays and they went together. I could tell without him ever saying anything that Hubby was enjoying this new church.

 

The congregation is small, the Pastor is my age, everyone wears casual clothing, and the service lasts an hour.

 

I attended the service with him one Sunday and was quite impressed. Not because it was a large building with a fancy interior and a big congregation. But because it was NOT. The congregation is small, the Pastor is my age, everyone wears casual clothing, and the service lasts an hour. The Deuce and other children his age and younger are given bible lessons in another area of the church.

 

Non-denominational is somewhere in the middle, right? But where?

 

Because I enjoyed the service so much the first time, I began going regularly. I thought it was important that The Deuce experience us going to church as a family. I didn’t take communion at first because I have only ever done so in a Baptist or Catholic church. I was baptized as a child in the Baptist faith and as an adult went to Catechism classes for 9 months to be Catholic. I struggled with how to embrace a new way of practicing Christianity. Non-denominational is somewhere in the middle, right? But where?

 

My younger sister, April is a strong Christian who attends a non-denominational church. I shared my dilemma with her and she put everything into perspective for me. She told me that I was not turning my back on either faith. And that God doesn’t care how I come to Him as long as I do. Thank you, April. It was all I needed to hear. Hubby, The Deuce, and I now have a new church home. 

 

How much do you reveal about yourself in your blogging?

Have you ever received negative feedback for sharing certain things on your blog?

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