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She might not.
I would not lead off with Episcopalians being "Diet Catholic."
You are meeting for the first time. Politics and religion should not be on the topics of discussion. How about, "what a lovely home you have." Or, "nice weather we are having." Or, "how abou those Packers."
it's hard to know what you DO have in common. There are some pretty "out there" Episcopal parishes and diocese (a la Spong), theologically speaking, and there are some very orthodox ones as well. So, without knowing you it's hard to tell where you fall.
A Catholic one.
She would be a devout Catholic who does **not **refer to a person who is prolife and "actually" thinks homosexuality is a sin (news flash-- it's a mortal sin against the Sixth Commandment and can readily be found in the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church) as "very Catholic" as if it were something strange and unbelievable.
If my child dated someone who was "actually" pro-abortion, that person would NOT be welcome in my home. Period.
Sorry, you probably won't like my advice.
I'm sure you are nice person.
**You sound like a person who wants to make nice with a woman because of her son, but you are not going to be successful if you truly are at odds on the moral teachings of the Church. If you hold the average Episcopalian belief system, she will not be in favor of you dating and/or marrying her son. I wouldn't be. And, I'm a former Episcopalian.
If her son is devout you should probably reconsider dating him. And, if he is moving away from the faith-- well, that's not good either.**
I'm right there with you. Since the Anglican Eucharist isn't valid, it would be problem for me if one of my sons started dating an Episcopalian. The Episcopalian church in America does not believe that the Bible is the revealed word of God. There has been a huge split world wide because of the stand on homosexuality and the Bible. I would be asking my son why he is gravitating toward someone of a different faith. Someone is going to have to convert, and I'd really rather they meet nice Catholic girls.