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May 10th, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Are your parents Catholic?

Are your in-laws?
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May 11th, 2011, 08:18 AM
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My Mom is, Dad is not. My inlaws are both practising.
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May 11th, 2011, 08:44 AM
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My in-laws are practising Catholics.
My parents are not even Christian.
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May 11th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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My parents are.
My in-laws are Catholic but if they have a lot going on on a particular Sunday they skip Mass and they dont' go to confession or see a problem with contraception. I'd say they are a little more than cafeterial Catholics
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May 11th, 2011, 11:47 AM
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my parents are Catholic, my MIL is Methodist and my FIL is nothing, which annoys me because while he identifies with no religion he is anti Catholic
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May 11th, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Technically My father and his family are Catholic, when is the last time he went to mass? Umm as a non-adult. (well he's been to mass for special things for my kids and my sisters kids but not as an active participant)

My mom and her family are not.

In my imeediate family (siblings) I have 1 sister that is baptised and Catholic but not confirmed, and not practicing that religion. 1 sister that is baptished Lutheran, not practicing any religion, 1 brother that is baptised, umm christian? and he goes to a non-denom church.

I have 5 nieces, 2 that are baptised and cofirmed Catholics, but only one that is practicing, the other doesn't go to church, and at events she doesn't take communion. the other 3 follow their mom (the baptised catholic but not following that religion)

so all in all, me and my girls are really it.
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May 11th, 2011, 03:54 PM
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My parents are not. My FIL is Catholic and was my sponsor for RCIA. My MIL is not, but she is at Mass every week with her family.
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My mother is. My father is Methodist as was my mother when they got married. My FIL was raised Catholic and is nothing. My MIL is married to a Catholic man and so I think she sometimes identifies herself that way, though she is not Catholic actually as in I don't believe she's had First Communion or any of that. My step-FIL as I just mentioned is Catholic though non-practicing, he's never adjusted since Vatican II and won't budge on the fact that he doesn't like the way Mass is "entertaining" now...so he doesn't go...hmmm...
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May 13th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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My parents are both practising Catholics
My FIL was raised Catholic and two of his sisters are practising, sadly he is not.
My MIL was Church of England
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May 13th, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Yes and yes - we're very blessed to be surrounded by parents and siblings and extended family who all share our faith. It also means we have plenty of people to choose godparents from, and it's a whole-family affair when a sacrament is made. Also makes it easy for holidays / get-togethers - we all go at the same time!
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May 14th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Are your parents Catholic? My mother is, my dad is Irish, so I am assuming yes, but not sure.

Are your in-laws? Most definately she is cradle and lets you know it.
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May 14th, 2011, 06:54 PM
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My inlaws are. My dad used to be Catholic, but left the church 15 years ago maybe? My mother is not Catholic.
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May 14th, 2011, 07:02 PM
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my mom and IL's are/were Catholic
my dad was not
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July 7th, 2012, 01:00 PM
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My mother is. My father is Methodist as was my mother when they got married. My FIL was raised Catholic and is nothing. My MIL is married to a Catholic man and so I think she sometimes identifies herself that way, though she is not Catholic actually as in I don't believe she's had First Communion or any of that. My step-FIL as I just mentioned is Catholic though non-practicing, he's never adjusted since Vatican II and won't budge on the fact that he doesn't like the way Mass is "entertaining" now...so he doesn't go...hmmm...

First let me apologize for dragging out such a terribly old post, but wanted to comment regarding your FIL. There are many many people that left the Church and wouldn't budge after Vatican II so he is by no means a minority. Let him know that if he would like to return to mass there are options. There are several groups out there that follow the traditional pre-Vatican II mass...the old calendar and everything. I was raised Novus Ordo, but discovered the Latin Tridentine mass about 12 years ago and have never looked back. I felt empty inside for years and hated the changes that were being made before my eyes and this was just in the 80's and 90's. Anyway, I now know more about my faith than I ever did. So please let him know he isn't alone and he can return to mass with like minded individuals that also don't enjoy an entertaining mass.
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July 7th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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My mom is Catholic and my dad is on the way to converting. It has been a 26 year journey for him. My inlaws are not but my husband just converted. Most of my dad's side of the family is Baptist.
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July 8th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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My mom and in-laws are Catholic.
My dad was Protestant, but not practicing.
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July 8th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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We are converts, so neither side of our family is Catholic. Mine are Baptist, I guess. And DH's are "non-denominational" but with a high emphasis on the move of the Holy Spirit.

My parents are supportive of us...came to Easter vigil when we came into the church, and also to our kids' baptisms. But DH's parents are extremely anti-Catholic and very hostile about all things Catholic. We get along, as long as they don't feel their toes being stepped on though....which is really hard since we try to live out our faith in absolutely everything we do. Oh, but I should mention...DH's mom was a cradle Catholic....bad catechesis...bad bishop, wasn't taught at home and never learned what any part of the Latin mass meant that she attended. All just an unfortunate series of one rotten misunderstanding after another.
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July 8th, 2012, 10:05 PM
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I was raised Novus Ordo, but discovered the Latin Tridentine mass about 12 years ago and have never looked back. I felt empty inside for years and hated the changes that were being made before my eyes and this was just in the 80's and 90's. Anyway, I now know more about my faith than I ever did. So please let him know he isn't alone and he can return to mass with like minded individuals that also don't enjoy an entertaining mass.
There are at least a few of us here on the Catholic parenting board that attend the TLM and so i'm pretty confident she is familiar with it as it comes up every now and again. I did just want to add that I don't go to the TLM because I don't "enjoy an entertaining mass." - I don't think the Mass is about me and so I don't think it is very important for me to consider what I enjoy or don't enjoy. So, while some may attend the Traditional Latin Mass because they don't enjoy the Novis Ordo, there are other reasons. I'm not trying to be argumentative really, I get nervous though when all Traditionalists are painted with the same brush.
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July 9th, 2012, 03:49 PM
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my mother is not and is, in fact, very anti-Catholic. She was very unhappy when I converted.
My step-father is a non-practicing Catholic.
My dad (deceased) was agnostic or athiest. Not really sure which, though.
My younger brother is agnostic.
My older brother belongs to a non-denominational Christian church but has thought about becoming Catholic. His wife is Catholic.

My in-laws are most definitely Catholic, as are all of my BIL's, SIL's and nieces and nephews.
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July 10th, 2012, 04:57 AM
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Both my parents and my in-laws are Catholic. My parents are very involved in their church; they ran the RCIA program for many years. Now that they are in their 70s, they have slowed down some, but still remain involved. My FIL attends church regularly but my MIL does not.
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