I am currently going through RCIA and am in need of some advice from anybody who may have experienced, or am experiencing what I am going through at the moment.
Both my wife and I have been members of the Church of England for about 10 years, though in body only, as we were both Fundemental in our core beliefs.
For a peiod of time, I gave up on my faith due to lots of things that I was taught as a Fundementalist and Anglican not making sense to me. However, when I decided to ‘give it another go’ I was amazed to find myself drawn towards Catholicism and despite trying to pull away from it, I now find myself in RCIA and feeling like I really am ‘coming home’.
My problem is with my Wife who although claims not to be anti-Catholic, clearly is. She has told me on a number of occasions that what I am doing is ‘wrong’ and can barely look at me when I go to RCIA or Mass (Holy days of obligation bring about terrible scenes). She claims that she is worried about me, which I think is genuine and I understand because years ago I would’ve done all that I could to prevent someone from converting to Catholicism Last Sunday things came to a head when she came with me to a Mass that, due to a night away, was not in my usual parish. To say she was shocked would be an understatement. Holy water, making the signs of the cross, genuflecting etc. It was all too much for her.
Can anyone out there offer any advice on how to best deal with this. It has come to the point where I can’t talk about it with her through fear of causing more grief for her. There is also the potential problem in the future regarding my 2 un-baptised children aged 10 & 3 (neither of us believed in it at the time, thinking it to be un-biblical) which is more than I can cope with.
I know being a Catholic is not supposed to be easy and that submitting to God’s will is ultimately what is important but any advice that would help ease this situation would be very gratefully received.