I am a baptised Catholic , after a few years away from the Church my sister-in-law , a very devout Catholic invited me to the MIdnight Mass at our Cathedral in Edinburgh , my wifr went too although she does not believe in our faith . Following year I again attended just with my sister-in-law , no problems elsewhere in the family .
I felt a strong calling back to the Church .
However in year 3 my mother-in-law began cursing and swearing at me , and accused my sister-in-law of " leading me astray " . My wife lives in fear of her mother and pleaded with me not to go for the sake of her nerves . I had no option but to agree . Her mother then forced us to go to her local Protestant Church which I find drab and lacking the spirituality of my Church . I was choking back tears .
Since then I have just gone to a few mid week holy days at our Cathedral in my lunch hour without them knowing .
I am worried how God any my Church will react , esp to my forced attendance elsewhere .