My family is Catholic -- my mom and her siblings went to Catholic school through high school, were confirmed, the whole nine yards. However, I was never baptized and was raised mostly without religion (we went to midnight mass on Christmas Eve, but that was about it).
So today I went to a mission with my DD and we walked through the church as part of our tour. As we walked in, I dipped my fingers in the holy water and crossed myself because it would have felt disrespectful not to, but then I wondered if it's actually wrong for me, as a person without faith, to participate in such ceremony. I also thought of lighting a candle for my late grandmother, who was Catholic, but wondered whether that was appropriate as well, and decided not to after all.
So anyway, I thought I'd just ask -- is it okay for me to do those things when I visit a church, or should I leave those rituals for actual Catholics to do?