Great job, @gent.Thank you friend.
I ended up doing an hour long confession at the Byzantine Catholic Church I mentioned. The pastor was very laid back and gave me a sense of ease. Unfortunately, they are not doing Divine Liturgy's right now due to the lockdown (I'm not sure why considering other parishes are having them outside). I have considered attending a Latin Mass as well since there are a few near me but I admit I am a bit intimidated.
I finally attended a Latin Mass this morning. I found an SSPX chapel near me. It was a very great experience, even though I didn't understand the Latin / have access to a Missal. It was full of young families, all the women wore veils, hardly anybody was wearing masks, and it was packed at 7:30am in the morning. It definitely felt like somewhere I could "fit in". Contrast that with some Novus Ordo masses I attended which were basically just all elderly people.Have you ever been to a Traditional Latin Mass? Much of our Catholic tradition, aesthetics, culture, and identity was lost over the past 60 years. If you go to a traditional parish, I'm sure that you'll find exactly what you're looking for.
Try to find an FSSP, SSPX, or ICKSP parish near you.
You can also find a ton of fantastic traditional Catholic content on this YouTube channel - Sensus Fidelium.
What do you guys think about Ray Comfort of Living Waters? For the record, I think he’s straight and good and appears to me to be genuine. I have enjoyed watching his videos in the past and think he has a God-given gift of reaching out to people to putting biblical things in relatable terms. Just curious if anyone else is familiar with him or has any insight.