So I know that variations on this topic make the round on these boards regularly, but oh well–here is yet another thread on the subject:
My husband has a couple of cousins getting married this year. Both are Catholic (i.e., were raised Catholic and received all the sacraments). They are planning weddings outside the Church, in secular settings.
Question 1: Should we attend the weddings? We are leaning towards not going, but it’s probably going to cool family relationships if we don’t go.
Question 2: If we don’t attend, should we still send a card and gift? I feel that we should send something, and yet these are going to be invalid marriages, sadly. How have you all handled similar situations?