My mother was baptized Catholic many years ago. She also had her first Communion, her confirmation. She was married in the Catholic Church. My younger brother was buried by the Catholic Church. All of us children were baptized Catholic, we had our first Communion and confirmation. We attended church every week with my parents. My mother was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society and my Dad was a Grand Knight. Our entire life revolved around the Catholic Church.
The last eight years of my mother’s life were hard. My father was gone and my mother’s health had failed to the point she could no longer drive. The family member that took care of her did not attend Mass so my mother never went unless I was in town and I would take her. Almost twelve years ago, my mom died. I called the priest at the church where I had taken her to Mass, and I was told by the priest that he would not do her funeral because she was no longer an active, participating member of the Church. I had to find a minister from an Assemblies of God church to do her funeral.
I am still so upset about this and wonder what your thought is about it. I have quit going to church because of this.