My wife and I are practicing Catholics and have a 13 month old son. We are active members in our Parish. Parish Counsel, Knights of Columbus and RCIA as a refresher to keep learning our faith. I have a sister who has fallen away from the Catholic Church along with the rest of my family. I continue to keep them in my prayers. She got a divorce a few years ago and is living with a man. “fornication” or cohabitation.
It has been very hard on my niece. I know her soul is hurting very much. We are raising our son up knowing the truth of the Catholic Church, Jesus, Mary, Pope and the Saints. We take our son often to visit the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. God Bless Mother Angelica.
We have not been able to get together for any type of family visit yet due to the distance. We’ll probably be getting together this summer so my parents and sister can see our son. I feel when the time comes for the visit that I need to ask my sister not to bring her man friend she is living with to the gathering and future gatherings. I don’t want my son exposed to this type of life style. I know he’ll be about a year and a half, but as time goes on he’ll ask who is this man.
I feel I need to very gently and respectfully let my parents and sister know that I’m not judging them, but I don’t condone this type of life style and don’t want our son exposed to this life style. This would confuse him and send mixed signals. The sad thing is my parents don’t care that they are living together and hurting my niece. Sex outside of marriage shows disrespect for the sacrament of marriage, the sacredness of sex, and human dignity. I’m I doing the right thing?