My family and my husbands family are non-catholics, except me - I converted to the faith last year. My mother and my husband’s mother and his sister have recently started attending the local spiritualist church.
Should I be worried about this? I have tried to encourage my mother to come to mass with me - she was brought up in the methodist church, and is I think trying to find her way to God. I have tried really hard to not just be the typical over-enthusiastic convert - I have just tried gently encouraging her!
She says she is sceptical, and I think she only goes to satisfy some curiosity, and for “something to do”!
My sister in law on the other hand is really into it - she believes she is psychic, and of course they are now trying to “develop her skills” according to my Mum. My mother in law is also really keen, and I think that it gives her a lot of comfort - my father in law passed away last summer, and she is keen to receive messages.
Are these people really capable of communicating with those who have passed away, or are they just cruel and manipulative, taking people’s genuine grief and turning it into their advantage?
My sister and mother in law were never really people of faith particularly, so I wonder if some kind of pursuit of God is better than none?
How can I with such little experience of the Catholic faith persuade them to come home to the true Church? What arguments can I persuade them with?
Of course, I will pray that they do find their way!