How do I respond to Protestants who ask me if I'm a Christian?


Full Question

Protestants sometimes ask me "Are you a Christian?" How do I respond without letting them know how insulting I find the question?

Answer

One possible answer to the question "Are you a Christian?" is "Yes, I’m a Catholic." It is very possible that your non-Catholic Christian friends do not intend to be insulting but are asking as a prelude to "witnessing" to you. By answering their question with a "yes," you are affirming that you are Christian. By adding that you are Catholic, you are informing them of your Catholic affiliation and that you consider Catholics to be Christians.


Michelle Arnold