Greetings. I am protestant and have been having conflict with my mother-in-law for several years. She is a non-practising Catholic, hasn’t been to church for many years and I don’t think what she is telling me about the faith is true.
You see when I have written her some letters in the past explaining to her from scripture why it is not okay or acceptable to use profanity, especially at my children. She’s also, in the past, offered to pass on dirty magazines to my husband and we just tend to offend each other with our behavior.
She is angry that I have confronted her with scripture and claims that followers of Catholicism are discouraged to read the Bible, that it is only intended for the priest.
She also told me that I do not have to go to church all the time and is offended that I do.
She says people are never supposed to talk about their faith outside of a church, a wedding or a funeral. Your not supposed to talk about God in public places because it offends them.
Personally I don’t think the Catholic church teaches what she believes and I think she has just been angry at God for losing loved ones (in death) for a lot of years.
I don’t know how sin is dealt with among Catholics. Is there a way that I can confront her about her immoral behavior (profanity talk etc) that will sink in?