I’ve recently converted to Catholicism after being atheist for a lot of my life. My parents are Prebysterian and they’ve never been a part of my religious life, for various reasons.
I do my best to adhere to the Commandment “Honor thy father and thy mother”, but does that extend to telling them I’m going to become Catholic, and possibly involving them in the process? I dont think I’d want them at my baptism or to go to church with them.
My priest says I should forgive them and by doing so, I should allow them back into my religious life. I have forgiven them, but I feel like I should be able to control their access to my religious life, and set limits with them so I can be comfortable in this new faith. Any thoughts?