I have found, since becoming a Catholic, that folks have a lot of questions about the church. What is all this with Mary? I don't understand Purgatory. I can't get my head around the saints, the Eucharist, the liturgy.
The funny thing is that people rarely ask me to explain these things. They will give me the list of their objections, but won't invite my perspective. I never really get a chance to explain how I came to understand Marion doctrine, or Purgatory, or any of it.
Which makes me wonder if they just aren't really that interested in understanding. I almost never volunteer to explain if I am not asked, mostly because I don't want to seem defensive. But if we are having coffee and you want to know my opinion on Mary, just ask. I would be delighted to share.