Apologetics is about building the case for our Faith...learning how to explain and defend our Faith.
Both depend in part on whether the non-Catholic spouse is a baptized Christian or a non-baptized person, such as a Jew, Muslim or atheist.
If the non-Catholic is a baptized Christian (not necessarily Catholic), the marriage is valid as long as the Catholic party obtains official permission from the diocese to enter into the marriage and follows all the stipulations for a Catholic wedding.
I wouldn’t bother to practice Catholicism if I didn’t believe He founded the Catholic Church and promised to stay with her until the end of time. The last thing a married couple needs is to debate it until the Big Voice in the Sky announces: Will the REAL Jesus please stand up?
Ask yourself these questions about your intended: Is he hostile to my Faith?
How do you know if you’ve got an exception going on?
Catholicism is annoying to non-Catholics, especially the no birth control part. is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology.Not an apology in the modern sense of the word - which is to say you're sorry for something.I have this friend named Karen who I run into about once a year. When I said we were alike religiously I mean that Karen is committed to being Presbyterian the same way I’m committed to being Catholic. I was standing there genuinely sympathizing with her. “Dad was a good man and he didn’t need it,” they say. Our kids grew up doing plays together so we always have a “Where are they now? I really enjoy our catch up talks and I think she does too. I said things like, “That would bug me too.” We talked about all the reasons why. When you have raised your children to love your faith as much as you do, the last thing you want is for them to bail on it later. If Dad is one way and Mom is another—what are the kids supposed to think? Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #4: Always view a question about your Faith, or even an attack on your Faith, as an opportunity - an opportunity to share the truth.