Although the party I'll be referring to in this post isn't likely to read this, I will not, for obvious reasons, put in enough information about her identity for anyone to know for certain who she is.
She attends church where my wife and I go. She is an occasional lector and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.There are times when we are invited to the same social function.
She isn't a cradle Catholic; she converted at the request of her Catholic husband. After a few conversations with her, I discovered that she doesn't accept the Church's teachings on abortion and birth control. She identifies with the cowardly and hypocritical position known as "pro-choice".
Although we haven't spoken on other social issues involving the Church, I would not be at all surprised to learn that she supports the idea of women in the priesthood as well.
She voted for Barack Obama....even going so far as to wear an Obama button while assisting in Holy Communion until I had the deacon in charge of EMHCs put a stop to that.
I find her entire attitude towards abortion and Catholic teaching absolutely appalling. She knows my thoughts on this. I am offended that she would insist on going against the Church yet still participate in distributing Holy Communion.
Personally, I feel that her beliefs concerning abortion and her vote for Obama should excommunicate her.......that isn't my decision to make, however.
When I see her at Mass, I will not speak to her; I will not confront her. Never the less,the look of disdain of my face is obvious.
My question to my readers is this:
Am I being intolerant towards this individual?