I’m looking for some advice:
I attend a residential (by which I mean I live here, in a dorm)high school on the Ball State campus. I attended church every Sunday of my own choice back home. I had arrangements with a church here to pick me up, but that got screwed up, and will probably never get straightened out. The only church within walking distance is St. Mary’s.
I wouldn’t really mind attending a Catholic church; the change would probably do me good. And it certainly beats no church at all. (from my standpoint) But will the Church mind me?
Specifically, would they object to me being there, since I’m not Catholic and don’t intend to become one? (I insist calling myself nondenominational, or when I can get away with it, a member of a messianic cult of Judaism.) I don’t agree with the Church on some points, but I’m not going to argue from the pews. Obviously, they can’t force me to stay out, but I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable.
What do you think? Would I be unwelcome? And what exactly would going to Catholic services involve, anyway?