I'm a convert to the Catholic faith, my H is a cradle, Novus Ordo Catholic. Other than my H's Novus Ordo Catholic parents, we are the only practicing Catholics on his side or on my side of the family.
It would take too long to detail each case .. suffice it to say we are surrounded on both sides with multiple divorces, fornication, adultery, drug use, pagan worship, devotion to "liberal" causes (ie., homosexuality, abortion, etc). In multiple cases these people have left the Catholic faith and either adopted paganism as their world view, while a couple have flirted with varying degrees of Protestant heresy and even Mormonism.
Tomorrow, we are obliged to attend a birthday dinner for my H's grandmother. She was raised Mormon, converted to Catholicism, went back to Mormonism with her last marriage, and is now been converted to Seventh Day Adventist. She's been married 4 times, two divcorces, two deaths
Not one family member is a practicing Christian of any denomination on either side of the family. There will be 3 family members there who have had multiple divorces, remarriages, adultery, fornication. (My side of the family is just as bad). I guess even the currently married ones, being married outside the Church, means they're currently in adultery, does it not?
Do most of you have relatives and friends that are Catholic? Or do you find yourself isolated like we are?
It's so depressing sometimes. I'm just glad we don't live next door or even in the same town with any of them! Thanks be to God, for that!