Dear brothers and sisters,
I am the only practicing Catholic in my family. I was baptized a Catholic as an infant, but later was raised a Southern Baptist when my nominal Catholic mother married my step-dad. I later discovered the historicity and Biblical nature of Catholicism and reverted to the Church in '08.
I am dealing now with a question which relates to me being the only Catholic in my family.
My mother is pretty involved in the little Baptist “church” I used to be a part of. She is teaching music in their VBS this year. My little brother (an unbaptized Baptist) and I were “recruited” by my father to help my mother with setting up for VBS.
My problems is that I am not sure whether helping my mother set up for a Baptist VBS is sinful or not. Much of the purpose of VBS at the “church” I spoke of is to get children “saved.” I find these notions heretical and fear that heresies may be being taught at the VBS.
I assumed since my father basically has ordered us to help her (in lieu of the usual work we do with him in the garage) I need not fear any sin since I am simply obeying my parent’s orders.
But then I thought, shouldn’t I protest this? But the fact then hit me that if I do question this, it would be very difficult for me to share the reasons that I protest to it (at least that I am afraid to share the reasons with my parents). I also figure that my obstinancy, should I exhibit it, might damage my father and mother’s view of the Church even more since they would see her as being unecumenical or something of that sort.
I am going to ask my priest about this when I go to confession today, however I also wanted to get some extra input to help me better think about this.
Thanks in advance.