My three sisters talk about God and Jesus all the time. They're all Catholics.
Sister A ) Married at city hall, her husband is an atheist, she goes to Church every week with her kids, always takes communion, and is pro choice.
Sister B) Was married in the Catholic Church, but got Divorced, no annulment, re-married in a protestant Church, goes to Church once a year, takes communion, husband got a vasectomy and I think she's pro-choice as well, but I'm not sure...just some comments she's made in the past leads me to believe that.
Sister C) Lives common law with her boyfriend and openly talks about her bi-curious sexuality. She's been divorced twice, but doesn't have any kids...she takes the pill. ( she's only 31), never goes to Church, but she says she prays on Sundays, is connected with her spirit and she says that's good enough.
She says that as a Catholic, she can follow her conscience and everything is Ok with God, even though she talks about being a Buddhist sometimes. She also said that if that wasn't true, God would let her know that it wasn't Ok, but that God understands her and accepts her. I hang out with her a lot and I've heard her say those same things to her non-Catholic friends.
I'm close to my sisters, should I ask my sisters why they're even bothering calling themselves and their families Catholic or should I just mind my own business and let them identify themselves as whatever they want?
Why would anyone want to call themselves Catholic if they don't follow the rules?