rcuk said **: "My wife is not yet a Catholic.
She is more of the view of living a good, Christian life.
(1) I am trying to bring her to RCIA.
(2) If she were to do this, and be Baptized into the Faith
(3) [And] should she then discover… that missing Mass is a Mortal Sin [then]
(4) am I, by bringing her to the Faith, risking her Soul?"**
Many Protestant faiths have NO SUCH THING as a Mortal Sin.
If you accept Jesus as your Savior (and Profess your Faith), (and, in certain Protestant Churches also get Baptized), then
(a) All of her Sins are Forgiven … All of her Sins in the Past, AND all of her Sins into the Future, and
(b) No matter how you Live your Life after this “conversion” … you are Heaven-bound.
About this Once-is-Forever Sin Reduction Plan, I believe that God judges each Protestant denomination (and Catholics) by the Rules and Dogmas they each have.
So, a Woman who KNOWS that she is Saved, IS saved (and so, is Heaven-bound).
OK, now if this Woman is your Wife, then (according to my belief) she will be Happily Welcomed into Heaven some day.
Now, what happens if she Converts into a Catholic?
Hmm, well, it seems to me that one of 2 things will Occur** :**
- She will STILL be completely SAVED (because, once Saved, always Saved), or
- She will LOSE his Saved Status from Jesus, and revert to the Rules and Dogmas of the Catholic Church.
Decisions . . . Decisions
If I were you, I would do some investigation with her Protestant Church’s main headquarters.
Just ask, if their Saved Status is forever, and (if NO), ask them for what happens to a formerly-Saved Protestant (in their Rules) when she converts to Catholicism.
So, if they say YES, she’s Saved forever … well that’s Just Wonderful.
This situation would make me feel MUCH MORE Comfortable about having her Convert.
But, that is me, NOT you.
If you “BUY” my theory, then you too will feel Better about it.
However, if you don’t BUY it fully, then AT LEAST there is a Possibility of Life-Time FREEDOM from Mortal Sins.
Now, to the Question you asked.
If your Wife converts to Catholicism, she will HAVE to abide by All of our Rules.
The ONLY exception is if she’s Saved Forever.
This means, you MAY WELL be the “hangman” in your Wife’s After-life, which means,
if she doesn’t get Credit for a Life-time exemption, then you WILL BE Responsible for her After-life.
Because of that, if I were you, I would explain to her about Mortal Sins, and how Sunday Attendance is Required to avoid receiving one.
After all, if you are ALREADY going to all of the Sunday Masses, then it is no problem (even an ASSET) to take your Wife along too, so you can BOTH share the Good News.