The older I get, and closer I get to Jesus I feel like my family is growing further away from Jesus. Or, at least I would say they definitely have not been getting closer. Not saying I am better or that I’m perfect, because I know I am a sinner also. But, I feel I am different than them in that I desire to be holy and get closer to God/Jesus, and I want to follow the faith. I can’t remember the last time anyone in my immediate family has been to confession, my brother has committed sins such as stealing, gambling, etc., my sister who is a year younger than me seemed to be getting closer to God at one point and she does love and care about God/Jesus, but she tends to learn from others around her and society. Her best friend is Catholic, but my sister seems to think more liberal lately. Something now that’s really bothering me is my older sister has been trying to get pregnant but it hasn’t happened, and my mom told me she is getting a procedure done. She already has one beautiful 2 year old daughter who I absolutely love, and I know my sister wants another child but I don’t want her to do something that could be a mortal sin. My mom didn’t tell me what type of procedure it is when I asked. Are there any procedures that are considered allowed by the Catholic Church for getting pregnant?
My family doesn’t listen to me anyway, because at the end of the day they do what they want. It’s so upsetting to me, and stressful. I not only have to worry about my own soul and life issues, but now dealing with the fact that my family members are not following the faith religiously is worrying me. A caller on Mother Angelica asked how could one be happy in Heaven if their loved ones didn’t make it. And that made me think about my family.