First, some background…
My ex-wife left me 3 1/2 years ago. 6 months later she left the LDS church where we met, were married, and had agreed to raise our children. At the time she took my son to the local parish and had him baptized without my knowledge. We continued living in separated sides of our house until she moved out 18 months later. Understanding that my son was caught in the middle I didn’t push the religion issue much, even thought I was opposed to her actions. Once she moved out and I had time alone with my son I wanted to continue taking him to the LDS church on my weekends. By that time my son was protesting that he’s Catholic now and his reactions have caused me to let him stay home during church and teach him the best I can at home. Please note that each weekend I have him I offer to take him to Mass and he always declines saying that he only wants to attend Mass with his mother.
Let’s ignore issues of child psychology and divorce. If I took my son to speak to a priest and asked the priest if my son ought to attend LDS church with per my request, would the priest be inclined to counsel my 13-year old son that he needs to attend church with me if I request it? It would seem odd for the priest to counsel him otherwise. (Fourth commandment and all…) Thanks in advance.
CCC 2197 The fourth commandment opens the second table of the Decalogue. It shows us the order of charity. God has willed that, after him, we should honor our parents to whom we owe life and who have handed on to us the knowledge of God. We are obliged to honor and respect all those whom God, for our good, has vested with his authority.