Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Is your church only for Spanish people?"

My pastor at this little Catholic church in rural northern Georgia shared an email he got recently. "I'm in the area, and have been going to a Pentecostal church. I'm looking for something more ... can I come to your church? Or is it just for Spanish people?"

Apparently, that's not an uncommon belief here ... that only Hispanics can come to the Catholic Church!

Woah!

4 comments:

pritcher said...

The emailed response might have been something like, "Que venga!"

St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

My grandfather wouldn't let my nother get her ears pierced because "only catholics and Mexicans have pierced ears."

I'm pretty sure that there was no distinction in his mind.

St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

That would be my "mother" who still doesn't have pierced ears...

Ambrose said...

You know, the foreign Catholic group in Shekou encounters a similar thing from other foreigners---people often think it is just for Filipinos.