Hello! I am lifelong Catholic who became actively involved in my faith about 12 years ago. I am a single mother with a 17 year old daughter. I have never been married nor have I lived with anyone since I had my daughter.
The issue in my family is my sister. She is divorced from her husband whom she married in the Catholic church. He left her but wanted to reconcile later but she did not want to. Currently, she is dating a married man and I am not sure how to handle this. In the past, I have come across as being very judgemental, however, at the same time, I am concerned about the message this is sending to my daughter and am appalled by my parents’ complete acceptance of this. I am not sure what to do. I have not met this man yet, although I am sure to soon, during the holidays probably. The married man whom she is dating has a wife who is currently serving time in prison for embezzlement and he tells my sister he plans to divorce his wife. I think this man and woman were married by a court and they have two children together. I do not know how I should act when my sister brings this man to my parent’s home for the holidays and what should I tell my daughter. I have not tried talking to my sister, but in the past, any talks with her of moral issues have not been successful. I will appreciate your advice.