Hello all and apologies if this thread is in the wrong place,
Recently in my life I have been strongly moved back to my Catholic faith which I drifted away from somewhat during my teenage years. I believe this has been immeasurably beneficial for me and would like to my inspire my brother to connect with his Catholic faith as deeply as I have mine.
My brother is a confirmed and somewhat practicing Catholic, but was poorly catechized and is not particularly religious. I believe he is a good man who lives mostly by Gospel principles, but is fairly agnostic about the actual truth of the Church, or even of the existence of God. I also believe that in his heart, he wants to believe as he does occasionally attend Mass, expresses interest in the sayings of Jesus, etc.
I would like to invite him to Mass with me, encourage him to read the Gospels, and more, but I have one small issue. I know for certainty that he has not attended Confession in many years and I am worried about leading him into the mortal sin of desecrating the Eucharist. I myself am fairly scrupulous and he has attended Mass with me where I have chosen not to receive the Eucharist due to an unclear conscience. I think it is possible that he has committed a sin of grave matter (of this I am almost certain) but I do not believe that he has necessarily committed a mortal sin due to the criteria of full knowledge and full assent, because I don’t even recall learning this information growing up nor do I think he has ever researched it up himself. Therefore, I think he probably doesn’t know what constitutes a mortal sin.
Any advice on how to evangelize him/ get him to more deeply access his faith? And since I cannot for certain say he has committed a mortal sin, I am leaning towards not saying anything about going to Confession before attending church as I afraid that knowledge of the rules before the saving presence of Christ will only turn him away. But I also do not want to disrespect the body and blood of our Lord.
Thanks in advance and God Bless!