I know a Catholic lady whose Dad passed away a couple of weeks ago. This lady was raised Baptist and became Catholic after she married a Catholic man. Her Dad was a long time Baptist preacher that served over 40 years in the ministry. He had a Baptist funeral.
Anyway, instead of flowers (as he was in a different state than us) we made a donation to the Gideons to purchase Bibles in his honor.
For those of you who don’t know who the Gideons are… they are an international organization dedicated to getting the Bible into as many peoples hands as possible. They are the ones who put Bibles in hotel rooms and doctors offices. They also give people in the armed forces a pocket New Testament and, when possible, give school children and High School graduates pocket New Testaments.
We chose the Gideons because he was a Baptist preacher and would have supported the Gideons efforts as part of his ministry. However, after thinking about it we are worried we offended his daughter and son in law as we don’t know the Catholic stance on organizations like the Gideons.