Originally Posted by CMatt25
What point? I wouldn't try making a point that you are a better or more faithful Catholic. Despite I'm sure all your good intentions, that might not come across as you might hope. You might be perceived as thinking you are "holier than thou" even though that might not at all be your intention. And might drive your family further away from where you would like them to be.
I never considered I'd be making a point that I'm a better catholic (which is not at all what I would conclude anyway). I mean, I would be making the point that there is a problem at the very least. Not ignoring the issue completely.
It really, really, really eats away at me that she would just dump her upbringing and catholic faith for a wedding. I know it doesn't mean that she is turning her back on God or the church, but it just feels as though she is making very light of a sacrament. and has no desire to be in the church or have the Eucharist present etc. AND my biggest worry, she will in fact not want to correct the marriage in the church so she will just abandon it. And if I do not go, it will certainly send some message. But yes not sure if it will send that message or just seem to say I think I am awesome.
to clarify, I am not awesome. lol.
I think my family is in fact well aware of this, but I am not sure if they know that I know I am not awesome.
I shall have a shirt made.