Fast-forward several years: Richards and Levy, both 27, are newlyweds who married in a Jewish-Catholic ceremony.
It does not recognize, even as a civil marriage, a contracted relationship between persons of the same gender.
So if they had a sex change operation you better find out! Are you willing to get married in the Catholic Church or have our marriage blessed or Convalidated (if it was a civil marriage)? Marriage preparation classes are required (mixed marriage or not) in every Diocese; whether you you are going to be married inside or outside of the Catholic Church. A classes just to learn about the faith, whether they decide to enter the Church or not, because it is expected that the couple will raise their children in the faith. Are you willing to have our children Baptized and raised Catholic? This is probably one of the more difficult questions, but prior to having your marriage approved the Catholic partner will be asked to be faithful to his or her faith and to “promise to do all in his or her power” to have their children baptized and raised in the Catholic faith.
Does anyone know or expereinced this mix religions with catholics & non-dinomiantional people? -- Mary Ann ([email protected]), March 12, 2003 Dear Mary Ann, The issue here is that of a Catholic marrying a Protestant.
How close are these two "groups" since what I understand is non-dinominational people do not declare any religion they just believe in the word of God. The fact that his specific church calls itself "non-denominational" is irrelevant.
“For many years, I told myself (and others) that I was going to the nearby Catholic college so I could meet a nice Catholic boy and get married,” Richards recalls.
But when she met Levy—who is Jewish—the two quickly became friends and eventually started dating.“We realize that this is a major pastoral issue,” says Sheila Garcia, associate director of the U. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth.Garcia says that while supporting these couples pastorally, the church also is concerned with making sure the Catholic in a mixed-religion marriage continues to practice his or her faith and that the couple takes seriously the Catholic party’s pledge to raise their children Catholic."The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." CCC 1601 to assist the marital covenant and therefore the baptized man and woman in remaining faithful to the end of their lives.If one truly wants a life-long commitment with their spouse, to me it would seem to want God's oath of assistance for the rest of your married life, especially with today's hostile culture against Christianity.The response you get to these questions will go a long way to help you discern whether this is the person whom you have been called to forsake all others for. They may not believe in the process, but they don’t have to, because what is important is that you believe in it and they should respect that. I know it sounds like a ridiculous question, but you just never know in this day and age.