OK, let me explain the situation.
My parents are very liberal/left wing atheists, very into enviromentalism, the Birth Control attitude, sexual liberation type politics. Likely because they already know about me wanting to convert to Catholicism (which I haven’t told them about yet) or because I keep bringing up Catholic topics because I want to convert to Catholicism they have expressed some very anti-Catholic attitudes, especially towards Catholic social morality in the third world.
My dad even said that the Pope should be tried for crimes against humanity because of his attitude towards birth control
They think that CC Social morality has caused or will cause “millions of deaths” and eventually the church will be forced to change it’s stance because of the imminent problems of overpopulation, stress on the food economy, and AIDS epidemic that this teaching is supposedly causing. They say the third world is running out of food and water because there are too many people for the economy to sustain.
I have tried telling them that Catholics believe that the solution can never lie in a sinful act (contraception), but still insists that they are a “human institution” and will therefore eventually cave in because they will see the problems it has caused, and the fact that people will never live up to, or refuse to live up to, the traditional Catholic standard on these matters. They said the Church will eventually break under pressure from UN and other world organisations, as well as the majority of laity who do not believe this stuff. They also think that the Vatican police killed Pope John Paul I because he was “liberal” - nonsense of course.
I don’t know what to do - they are smart, and seem to know the facts, but I don’t know how I am going to tell them that I want to convert when they are so against this aspect of Catholic teaching and think it is a major problem in the world. I really don’t want it to drive a wedge between us, but I can’t see how I can change thier views.
Any help would be appreciated.