Hello all, nice to join you here .
I’m a returning Catholic to the church and want to get my 2 y.o. and 3-month old baptized. My wife knows this is important to me, but has her reservations on a few fronts. 1) She had a horrible, senseless tragedy perpetrated against her family, so she is not quite the godly type. 2) She doesn’t believe in Jesus or what a baptism entails (she could be considered Jewish/Agnostic). 3) She is further jaded by the church priest-scandals and brings this up…even when I remind her the Catholic Church does a great amount of good in the world 99 % of the time.
How do I get her to agree? It would be duplicitous for me to go behind her back. But I have also said I would be willing to partipcate in any Jewish traditions…her family had scheduled a naming-rite for my 1st born but kind of dropped the ball on this.
I guess I could go non-denominational; that way we could avoid the whole “do you agree the children will be brought up Catholic (she won’t agree to this). But any baptism, anywhere…is going to bring up the symbolic relationship to Jesus and the rebuke of evil. So how can I convice my wife? Any thoughts?