But Genevieve! Catholicism is like weird…and paganistic…and kinda foreign…and there’s like incense and stuff!
Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys, guys…
Catholicism is not a white-person religion. It started in the Middle East, spread to Rome, split off because of semantics, and trickled down from there.
It’s a sensual faith, and I really mean that…it engages all the senses.
Recall that the three kings brought incense and myrrh to Christ.
The incense symbolizes prayer rising from our hearts and minds to God.
If you want more info on the funky habits, there’s an awesome book on it here.