My mother-in-law secretly baptized my Jewish children
December 27, 2007 8:33 PM Subscribe
I'm Jewish. My wife converted many years ago. I found out that my Mother-In-Law secretly baptized my children.
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My wife does not know.
Whatever respect I have for my mother-in-law is shattered. Along with my trust. I have no idea where to begin. How could a mother do this to her daughter? How could she mock my children's religion? How could a Priest allow this?
And it gets deeper. Person A told Person B. Person B, who could no longer keep this to themselves, cracked and told me. need to let person A know that B told me. Person A, who is very dear to me, is not in a position where I expected them to tell me. But A and B were put in an awful position of knowing this while my wife and I were in the dark.
I don't any real hard facts or evidence but now I need to find out what is going on. All I really know is that this was done swiftly with an at-home kit. I also learned that my MIL's current Priest, who only recently took over the church, expressed disapproval upon finding out that this happened.
My children are very knowledgeable and proud of their religion. I do not believe that they are damaged (no offense anyone)in the least.
I need to find out what happened and I need to deal with this. Of course, I have no idea how to break this to my wife. I figure that having facts will make this easier.
I have a good relationship with my father-in-law, I figure I can let him know I found out and discuss this. Considering the family dynamics, I'm sure that father-in-law didn't know about this act until it happened.
I feel like I can also ask the current Priest, as I have a good relationship with him; and I would expect a Priest to tell the truth.