A good friend of mine was invited to a Catholic wedding by the bride. The bride and groom are getting married in December but have been living together for over five years. The bride has told my friend that she is sexually active with her fiance and sees nothing wrong with it. She thinks it is “old-fashioned” to wait until one is married to live together and engage in sexual intercourse. She does not regularly attend Mass but is going to have a wedding with a Mass and plans to receive Communion. The priest who has been counseling the couple has supposedly asked them not to sleep together before the wedding but the bride later told my friend that “that is none of the priest’s business.”
There is also a bachelorette party in which the young women will be drinking and taking part in some distasteful and provocative games. My friend has declined to participate in the bachelorette party but has already RSVPed to the wedding. She is friends with the bride and has tried to talk to her but her friend will not listen to anything regarding the faith.
My friend doesn’t know what to do in this situation and I want to be able to give her good advice. With a friend that will not take her seriously in matters of faith, should she attend the wedding anyway and pray for her to convert? Or should she approach the bride with more information on receiving Communion in the state of mortal sin? She doesn’t want to damage the friendship but wants to do the right thing. Please help!