I have a sticky family situation. My mother-in-law, father-in-law, and adult sister-in-law all attend an SSPX chapel.
My husband and I live about twenty minutes from them but I have refused to have contact with them since January of this year. At that time we were visiting for my sister-in-law’s birthday. My husband and I were having a conversation with his mom and sister. Before I knew what had happened my mother and sister-in-law were making outrageous and offensive allegations about Pope John Paul II. Knowing that nothing I said would make a difference and actually fearing what might be said if I opened my mouth, I gathered our belongings and told my husband it was time to leave.
Nothing like that had ever been said in front of me and I was very shaken by the experience. We left and my husband was equally upset, as well as embarrassed. I was so turned off by that experience that I have not gone back since then. My husband did visit his mother on Mother’s Day by himself. His sister apologized saying that she did not realize I would be so upset.
I just do not know what to do. Am I wrong in avoiding my in-laws? My husband and I do not yet have children and I fear the day when something like that could be said in front of them. Where is the line in this situation?