My Mother In Law is 77 years old. She was born and raised in Argentina. She and her family immigrated to the US in 1954 and is now a citizen of the US. She was raised as a Roman Catholic in a practicing family.
She married a non-catholic in Argentina. As a result (the story goes) her father was publicly excommunicated for allowing the marriage. I don’t know if she has claimed she was also excommunicated. She subsequently stopped practicing being a Catholic and raised her family in the US as Protestants.
Her daughter is now exploring her way to the Catholic Church. I would like very much for my wife and my mother in law to be freed from this burden they have been carrying all these years. I would like to convince my mother in law to begin her reconciliation with the church. The experience with the Church in Argentina has left her bitter and anti-catholic.
Do you believe the story? Do you have a suggestion for approaching her and providing a nudge to begin the journey home?