One of my friends is getting married. He is a lapsed Catholic, no longer practicing and is pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage. He is marrying a girl who was raised a Catholic but is no longer practicing either. They are getting married in a non-Catholic ceremony.
Does this mean I should not attend the wedding or the reception?
I can’t really tell these guys that the reason I am not attending is because I don’t approve of their marriage. That would go down like a lead balloon. I’m also worried it might turn them off ever returning to the faith as they might interpret me not wanting to attend their wedding as Catholicism harboring bigotry towards others (by not attending their wedding).
Even if i don’t attend the wedding or reception, I feel I should still give a present (cash). I don’t know what to do, this is the first time i’ve encountered this issue. Any advice would be welcome.