I recently came into contact with some close relatives (my paternal grandparents) that I've never met and we've been talking on the phone and over email for a month or so. I sent them pictures of my daughter's birthday party.
My husband and I are Catholic. We are not religious zealots and not 100% devout but I still go to church every Sunday and we are going to send our kids to Catholic school. This is usually something I don't tell many people or talk to people about because it can be a source of conflict. Especially coworkers and people I don't know very well.
Some people are uncomfortable with religion and if you tell them what religion you are they might feel like you are going to try to convert them or they might dislike the religious denomination that you belong to.
My son's baptism is this weekend and it's a big event. I want to send my newfound grandparents pictures of the baptism but I'm concerned that this could cause conflict. Given that my husband is Irish and I'm a Canadian of Romanian ancestry it could easily be inferred that it's a good chance that we could be Catholic.
How to bring this topic up with them without making them feel uncomfortable? I don't think they have any religious leanings. Is it necessary to hide it and how can I deal with any negative reactions?
Edit: my maternal grandparents were the Catholic Romanian ones. I have only just came into contact with my paternal grandparents who are Canadian. They have very distant UK ancestry.