My brother-in-law and his wife have two girls, 7 and 5. The kids were Baptized only two years ago and only because both sets of grandparents made a big stink over the kids not having received the Sacrament (there’s a lot more to that story, but don’t get me started!) Anyway, during Christmas dinner, I casually mentioned how my Confirmation might coincide with their eldest daughter’s First Communion and in response my brother-in-law’s wife stated that she had taken both girls out of CCD and when my mother-in-law shot her a look that could kill, she stammered out a bunch of lame-o excuses.
My brother-in-law and his wife are Fallen Away Catholics who are essentially devout atheists. Just getting the girls Baptized was a major issue. Now I know I have no say in how their girls are raised, but what can be done about getting the girls back into CCD? I’m not saying anything to my in-laws about it, but I would like to pass on any useful advice to my mother-in-law. Has anyone going through a similar situation? How (if at all) was the problem resolved? My parents were divorced during my time in CCD and I see the same type of problem arising now.