I have informed them that I am “becoming Catholic.” What this means is that I will make every effort as soon as possible upon relocation per the specifications of my marriage settlement to join RCIA classes at my destination.
As I expressed in the thread “confusor,” I was giving over all the problem people in my life to Satan per an instruction I remember from somewhere in the NT.
But this is for church members, which my parents are not.
I fear I only strengthened Satan and their resistance to immanence.
I sent them an e-mail with the prayer to St. Michael Archangel and, of course, got a phone call from my mother the next day questioning my mental wellness, a veiled threat.
My father is baptised and, I believe, a Catholic, at least he attended a Catholic school, although he was baptised in the Anglican Church at first and fell prey to its rationalism. My mother proudly calls herself a heathen and we suspect she may have Jewish ancestry, not that that is a problem but I believe her family tried to “pass” for Anglican. This is all sheer speculation. All I know is that neither her mother nor she were baptised and therefore neither were I or my brother, my much younger sister was, at the interdenominational church we somewhat paradoxically attended when I was young. She was fortunate to be living at home with my parents and part of the community at the appropriate age, while I went, unbaptised, to a Protestant Church-based boarding school and developed a complex about religion.
I do not want my parents to interfere with my decisions in general and especially this very personal and important one.
I have learned the prayer “Hail Holy Queen” and sent it to them in the e-mail in which I informed them. I hope that my mother will understand from this prayer something about the reality of, how can I say it? the whole Biblical truth, which she referred to at one point as “fiction” and really thought that she was saying something true! She is an avid reader of “fiction.” I pray she reads this particular “fiction,” as she discovered recently discovered that my grandmother, who died, kept a Bible, and understands the difference.
For her mental wellness and my father’s healing from the damage from the stroke, which led, I believe, to his losing his discernment.
Please pray. I love my parents, and will be relocating nearer to them, and hope for a massive restoration and healing in my family.