Arleen Spencely, writing on the Relevant Magazine blog, discusses her struggle as a Catholic Christian growing up in a Protestant school:
“I used to be Catholic,” my teacher said. “But it’s a lot harder for Catholics to get to heaven than it is for Protestants.” She told us about the Sinner’s Prayer and how awful it is to confess sins to a priest, how questionable the Catholic mass is and how rarely the Gospel is preached in Catholic churches. While she suggested we steer clear of Catholics and their church, my heart pounded hard. My tiny, 10-year-old frame shook. Scared to speak but compelled to do it anyway, I raised my hand.
“I’m Catholic,” I said.