I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to dialogue with my brother-in law who is headed back to Iraq in a few short weeks with the US Army. He was raised Catholic, but after 17 years of liberal “Catholic” education, he is sadly not practicing and teetering on the verge of atheism. This saddens my wife and mother-in-law very much, who have been praying desperately for him. Luckily though, beneath it all he is searching for answers. And I may be his last hope for them.
I need to respond to his points made in the below posted e-mail in a way that, with prayer, will return him to his Catholic Faith. I only have two to three weeks to have this dialogue before he leaves, headed for war. I cannot, alone, hope to have the knowledge to answer all of his objections, but together, I believe we can!
I’m calling on the best and brightest to give me their generous wits in countering the points made below in a charitable way. I will try to synthesize those points in a response e-mail to him.
Above all please pray for him! (and for me in writing the response)