My response is always, “Thanks, I wear it proudly as a Catholic!”
Invariably an interesting discussion ensues. An atheist once asked why he should become Catholic. What fun!
Yesterday two people at the airport commented and both started a lively discussion, one with a lukewarm, unsure Catholic who was inspired by our the warm discussion.
I LOVE being Catholic and love sharing it with every one. I encourage Catholics to wear their conviction around their neck.
Recently a man told me “I’ve always carried my crucifix in my pocket. From now on I’m wearing it to be a testimony to the world!”