I have been Catholic my entire life. My entire family is Catholic. My dad and myself hold traditional Catholic values. We fully agree with the teachings of the Church. My mom, however, claims herself as a Catholic, yet she holds many un-Catholic views.
-She believes that if two people love each other (ex. Man and Man, Woman and Woman) then they should be allowed a relationship, whether the relationship is sexual or not.
-She does not think abortion is okay, but she does not believe that the government should prevent people from getting one.
-She is a big believer in birth control and fertility treatments.
-She does not believe that confession is necessary. She feels that she can confess her sins to God by herself.
This really bothers me. I want to be a priest, and plan on going to the diocesan seminary. It bothers me that as a possible Catholic priest, my own mother is for things that the Church is against. She does not even stop to consider any other source (pope, bible, catechism) than her own self. What bothers me even more is that my dad just lets it go. He doesn’t even voice his opinion. I am not asking for him to be rude, I want him to just talk about it with her in a respectable, compassionate way.