I am quite concerned about a “Catholic” lady in my Parish who has left the Catholic Church, she left because Father could not give Communion to her non Catholic Companion and then when she started to “steal” the Host by not receiving her own Communion (or break it in half) and give it to him, a number of the Eucharistic Ministers noticed this and were very concerned and Father spoke to the lady. She continued to do it despite Father speaking to her and then he had to have a serious talk with her and she argued with him and stormed out of the Church.
The reason why I tell you this brothers and sisters is because today this lady approached me in the street and at first was very civil to me but then told me she was now going to the Church of England, she said that it was a Catholic Mass and that she was receiving the Sacraments there from the lady Vicar (this is a grave error), I was being very kind to this lady because I have known her for a long time and didn’t want her to think I was being cruel because she is very sensitive so I didn’t want to come out with “NO IT IS NOT, THAT IS HERETICAL” or anything like that, I told her that she was always welcome to come back (of course she would have to repent of her actions and do something about it) but she said she would never ever return to the Catholic Church and began to criticize quite strongly saying nobody in the Church even cared that she had left because nobody bothered with her or noticed she had gone and called us all Judases and said I was a Judas etc. I am not sure how to react to that I was tempted to tell the woman how wrong she was but reprimanding her was not the thing to do at that particular moment I think.
I am going to pray a Rosary for her but what would you advise. I write this with genuine concern for the lady, should I write to her and tell her that it is a grave error what she is doing and tell her that we do care about her and that we want to welcome her back to the Church and very nicely tell her to do so or do I point blank tell her there is no way she is getting the Sacraments there…I know I can pray for her whatever but what would you do?