Re: "Should I Attend the Wedding or Not?"
I fancy myself to be a fairly conservative thinker. Still, I struggle to see how staying away from a significant life event of a son or daughter does anything to enlighten.
Personally, I would much rather sit them down and explain to Church's position. Whatever they ultimately decide, and should it be contrary to Church teaching, I would be quite clear that I oppose their plans. I would attend the event and let my child know that they are unconditionally loved in spite of their misjudgment.
My job as father is to love my children all the way to heaven. Instigating a break could prevent me from ever becoming their Dad or their children's Grand Dad. How could I love them to heaven if we do not speak?