An important thing to remember when you attempt to evangelise those of “alternative spiritual persuasions” is that a major way they are able to avoid engaging with Faith is a mental image of Catholics composed partly of the Inquisition, and partly of repressive and annoying nuns.
For such folk, the impression that Catholics are a bunch of nasty fault finders trying to ferret out imaginary demons is a comforting one, that allows them to ignore what the Faith actually. But if one can avoid living down to their expectations, and show them, for instance, that
Bl. Raymond Lully, while knowing the Kabbalah better than any Rabbi supported the Inquisition and inspired St. Juniper Serra; that while the Church condemns any sort of divination that limits Free Will, the most commonly used Tarot deck employs Catholic imagery, (which you can
Interpret in ways they cannot) and that it’s designer converted to Catholicism after; that Carl Jung refused to treat Catholics, but kept a list of good Confessors to send them to; and sundry other such matters. The whole point of such knowledge is to show such folk that what
They claim to seek - a direct experience of the Divine - is really to be found in the Sacraments and Church, and nowhere else. To deliver such a message you actually have know such people, and love them sufficiently to care about their souls. Having grown up among such in dear
Old Hollywood, I do. As it happens, each false Faith does has something particular to it upon which the would-be evangeliser can build. With these folk, it is their sense of the reality of the unseen - so absent among rationalists, and of the Sacramental, alien to Evangelicals.
But of course, with those two groups, you lead in the one case with the Catholic origins of Scientific Theory, and the other with Catholic origin of the Bible. But you must not, in either case, live down to THEIR particular view of Catholics, which they have used heretofore to
Dismiss the Faith. Why go to all the trouble? Because I am haunted by the image in the message of Our Lady of Fatima, of “souls falling into Hell like snowflakes.” So I can only urge you, whether you were raised among Methodists or Mormons, to evangelise your own milieu. Hell is
Real and eternal, and the given lot of Fallen Man. But Christ has established a way of escaping it - the Church and her Sacraments, for which He suffered and died. So go out, my friends, and bring them in any way you know how. It is not just their souls at risk of hell, but ours.

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