First, some context for the readers:
My wife is a cradle Catholic who has fallen away from Church, (in general not just the Catholic Church), in the past year. Her mother and father are weekly Mass attendees and they would consider themselves faithful Catholics. Her Mom is a member of the Alter and Rosary and a Eucharistic minister. However, they are both pro-choice and supportive of homosexual marriage. Her Mom still occassionally bugs my wife about going to Mass but my wife is well aware of the contradiction between her Mom’s beliefs and the Church doctrine. Thus, her Mother’s pleas do not carry much weight.
Wife became disenchanted when our oldest daughter, because we had not been members or the parish long enough, could not get into the school. She became further frustrated by the constant mention of tithing. (Seriously at least half of the services mentioned tithing in the homily or announcements, so I get her point). Stopped going for those reasons, and her faith has suffered.
I was baptized Catholic but did not attend Church growing up. Went through RCIA a little over 9 years ago before birth of first daughter. My Catholicism is growing and, based on some liturgical fads at our local parish, I have been taking the kids to a Tridentine Mass.
Wife is a lovely lady but has the temperment you would expect from her combined Italian/Irish heritage, (stubborn and emotional :)). I am looking for suggestions/books for helping her through what she describes as her “crisis of faith” and would unite our family in worship.