Should I attend my niece's wedding?


My niece is getting married outside the church. She was baptized catholic, but my sister never raised both of my nieces in the faith.
It also saddens me that the individual that is going to officiate at this ceremony will be a woman.
I plan on going to the reception and not the ceremony, but I’m only doing this in order to tell my niece that she should consider finding a local church and talk to the priest about returning to the faith. I want to plant some seeds and pray that what I say to her will be a start in the right direction. I don’t want to dump to much information on her and confuse her either.

Could you please help me out here? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

In Christ


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