We had several catechumans baptized on Easter vigil. One of them was a woman who was baptized along with her two kids. (The older one was sooo cute when he protested that the water in the baptismal pool was cold! His mom had to get back in with him to keep him in there) Anyway, I went to school with the guy that she’s married to and his mom is a Eucharistic minister and very involved in the church. I’m sure she was glad to see her daughter in law and her two grandkids join the church.
Here’s the kicker. In the bulletin last week, they had in insert where all the candidates for baptism had written a little Thank you note to the parish for welcoming them in and everything. This particular girl had a different last name than her husband and I thought that was odd but possibly just kept her last name…
NOPE! In her thank you letter, she referred to her “husband” as her BOYFRIEND!!! So here they are living together and have two kids together and aren’t married.
I’m glad that she wants to be Catholic and I gladly welcome her but shouldn’t the priest have denied her since she’s obviously sinning?
Sorry if I sound rude. I’m probably totally ignorant in the matter. Can anyone set me straight?
PS - one of the other catechumans is openly gay… Now, THAT’s OK right? As long as he’s not in a relationship with another man? (I’m not bashing this guy either - He’s super awesome and very active in our community. He also used to cut my hair. Great Guy!!! Great Asset to our parish!)