I am a recent convert as is my husband.
OK…My mother came over today. She and I have had moderate conversation regarding my faith.
Today, she said, “I have a question about Catholic’s” So, I told myself to be patient to hear what she had to ask/say…and grinned the entire time she asked her question; then my face fell. It was a disturbing question. She told me that she had met a woman in the Methodist Church who had been Catholic…her kids had gone to Catholic Schools, but she pulled her kids out of the Catholic School. Anyway, it seems as though her kids were told that only some of the books in the Bible were true, the others were just Fairy Tales. Then my mom backed it up by the fact that her husband was told the same thing.
I said I wasn’t there to hear what was said…this person may have heard something out of context and that her husband may have heard something that wasn’t really said; however, Nuns and Priests can make mistakes, NOBODY is perfect.
I told her that the Church teachings were pretty solid. I didn’t go into any details…I tried to leave it at that…I didn’t want to shy her away…I said that the Church is true, there may be some who are Catholic only in name (I explained Cafeteria Catholic).It happens, sad to say! I don’t know if I did a good job today. If any of you have any suggestions I would appreciate them. I don’t want to push her, but I think she may be open.