Well, with today being Easter some of my family went to Easter Mass. By 'some' I mean it was my dad, my brother, and me. My mom or grandma didn't come.
Well, on the way into the Church my brother brought up a thing his religion teacher said. She apparently said before spring break that 'missing Mass is a mortal sin, so anyone going away for break be sure to get to Mass'. At that my dad laughed (an my brother followed suit) and said 'it's not a mortal sin to miss Mass! It is a mortal sin for those bishops to hide those scandels.' Then he ripped on the Pope, saying how Benedict knew of these scandels before he was Pope but did nothing about it (my father does not like Benedict XVI)
I was appauled, to say the least. Yes, those bishops did not act respectibly (sp.) at all. Not at all. But that doesn't justify missing a countless number of Masses. You just can't do that!
So with that attitude (that missing Mass is ok), I am very concerned my dad will wind up in hell. I'm not kidding. My mom is a whole different story...
I know I'll be praying a lot for their conversions of heart.
Thoughts on this all?