I need advice on how to tactfully handle this situation.
DH informed me the other day that his nephew and his mom are being baptized this sunday at his family’s baptist church.
SIL was baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant and as far as I know made it through her religious instruction to her First Communion. Other than that, I don’t believe she really received any real instruction from her mom. When she met my BIL, her head was filled with the common bull and she jumped ship for his church.
This is the same church that “re-baptized” two of my Catholic cousins…something that just makes me very angry.
I don’t know if DH is going to ask me to attend this “baptism” but I DO NOT want to go and I don’t know how to tactfully get out of it if DH asks me to go. I feel like I have to reciprocate because BIL and SIL attended DD’s First Communion party last weekend and gave her a card, even though I’m sure they adamently do not agree with the occasion. But they came anyway.
I feel as a matter of manner’s that I am expected to at least give them a card. Which is fine for my nephew because he really is being baptized, but it would be rude to omit a card for SIL and I refuse to buy a card for someone making a formal act of leaving the Catholic Church.
UGH…what do I do? I need to keep peace in this family but this “re-baptizing” of these Catholics in my life by the same church is really offensive to me. :mad: