My mother died last December from colon cancer and dementia. She considered herself a Presbyterian although had not attended any church for years, with the exception of my daughter’s baptism…
I had a wonderful Catholic hospice involved with her care and I began to notice more and more Catholic items in her room. Toward the end, someone had placed a rosary around her neck and given her a cross to hold. I had not yet crossed the Tiber, so I was not totally familiar with what the rosary meant and such.
I found out later that a priest had given her last rites…somehow everyone came to think she was Catholic it seems.
I guess I’ll never know if at some lucid moment she wanted to become Catholic or if the hospice nurses just ‘adopted’ her.
But if she was wasn’t Catholic, then how would God view that?