Also, if I read right my fiancé would have to also get an annulment even though he was not married in the Catholic Church ? Before the reformation, all Christians were Catholic. Always listen 2 your heart coz it is always hard to take decisions. He accepted to all the rules of the church, the prenuptial agreements signed before marriage and that our children can be brought up in the Catholic faith. Why are on this site if you don’t agree with Catholic teachings of marriage and aren’t willing the commentors on this site that have legit questions? If you want to marry a person who is divorced, go speak with your parish priest. But, is it possible to have a normal Holy Mass after the actual marriage ceremony This is for my family memebers who would like to see me getting married in somewhat a proper catholic ceremony. I want to marry in the Catholic Church but don’t want my fiance to feel like I am forcing him to become Catholic if he needs to do anything(such as being baptized again) since his mother is refusing information that can lead to the documents we need acknowledging his baptism. Am I banned from all sacraments ? My friend was baptized and everything at the Easter Vigil this year and her husband was Confirmed and received Communion. There will be pressure from the extended family which could drive the two of you apart. Hello, This is all part of the marriage prep and doesn’t take as long as it sounds . I am Bible taught and my faith is based on the Bible teachings of The Lord Jesus and my husband is more religion taught then by the Bible. Our daughter was brought up as a Catholic. Speak to your priest about a sanation of marriage. I wasn’t sure how he would react having been a deeply religious man. This is something that the bishop can grant that heals the marriage in the root, meaning that it makes it valid in the eyes of the church. He should know the answer. When a Protestant marries a Catholic ( mixed) Amen.” Insta presto. Sorry to be the bearer of crushing news, but no one including the Church, informed me of the very heavy cross I willingly vowed to bear without knowledge. But when we see each other, he goes to Mass with me though not openly participative which is just fine because I respect his religion. I married my high school sweetheart in 1997 through JP… And we renewed our vows in 2007 in Catholic church.. My husband and I were married in a Methodist church 38 years ago. "The Meaning of the Terms Nun, Sister, Monk, Priest, and Brother." The Catholic Church and all her teachings, is not ‘my’ faith. My whole life decisions I made and not made, the catholic church was in the middle of, even not divorcing an abusive alcoholic for 13 yrs. We got our civil marriage done just two months ago. That’s not acceptable in any Christian church. Normally, a Catholic who has not received all the sacraments (eg Confirmation) will be asked to receive them BEFORE being married. BUT I FELL FOR A MAN. Wrong, you better check, an annulment must be done before the catholic can participate in any sacraments, no receiving communion, no confession. so you are right in your verdict However, there are exceptions to this process. Priest ( old School Pre Vatican II ) condemn me for marrying a Non-Catholic in a Civil Ceremony You can’t because I told your dads church I would send you to Catholic Church. Ultimately, religion is something that helps and guide us through our voyage in life. As a non-believer, i understand that catholics have their faiths and i respect that. He goes to their church service on Sundays. But my parents not agree since my 2 brothers not yet get married. I understand her feeling deceived but that was never my intent. Everything feels right now.If i had gone against His will & married the former lady, there would have been a lot of problems regularly. Each of you can teach what you believe independently as they get older so they understand. They will investigate thoroughly to determine if your previous marriage has ground for annulment. Yet, polyandry relationship has been in existence for long. I wish you, your family, and your family-to-be the best and God bless you all :). Hello good evening i have a question, my boyfriend is atheist and i am a Roman catholic , now he plan me to get here in the philippines and marry in USA OMG, what should i do? Early on in our relationship, I told my husband that I am Catholic and will raise my children Catholic- that was my deal-breaker!!! I am not comfortable with the idea because of any eventuality that may, heaven forbid, transpire in the years that they are neither baptists nor Catholics. Author has 1.9K answers and 9.8M answer views Depends on what you mean by “Franciscan” exactly. Are you sure you are Agnostic and not Atheist? What if the Non-Catholic doesn’t want their child(ren) to be raised Catholic? We have been divorced 12 yrs now. I was told that we could rectify my marriage situation by writing a letter to the Bishop requesting to be married in the church shortly after the Easter Vigil and after the marriage I could be in communion with the church and receive the Enthusiast. I am not familiar with all of the details of the church tax, but you will want to check with your priest to see what, if any, possibilities there are of getting married without your fiance’s baptismal certificate. You can marry someone of another faith in the Catholic Church. The sister(unknowingly)went on to tell me that the only thing the mother was sure of was the name of the Godparents which she referred to as “Mr and Mrs. (my last name which is in no way common). Since the impediment of affinity in marriage was not held to be of divine law, Pope John Paul II was free to change it as he saw fit. How do I go about doing that? I have a Catholic lady I want to marry but she’s insists I convert. If you take away religion out of the equation, things would be a lot more simpler. Shortly after my fiance and I had our first child his mother decided she was Christian and mentally attacked me several times for not having the same religious beliefs even after I respectfully asked that we not speak about religion as I don’t impose my religious beliefs on her. Since the highest act of love of the spouses is to get each other home to heaven, along with any offspring that come forth from that union, why put an obstacle in the way before you start? He is extremely understanding but because of his parents and certain circumstances he goes to the church to not hurt his parents but he is actually a non believer. The same religion will separate us rather than unite us, esp after we have bonded very well except for this one issue, which is now turning this upside down. Note that the last part of the sentence indicates that it is not obligatory—and it certainly does not affect the validity of the marriage. Make them Catholic, way more humble than others. I feel as if many blinds have fallen off my eyes. I even went to Catholic school, attended Mass, agreed to baptize the kids and all. Within the Church HE founded. Thank you for the response to my question – and the 2nd part of the question?? They talk too much, wrong teaching from what they are told.bad. 9Hide your face from my sins He will control u, u will see. nope. Former priests who marry are currently allowed to do some things for the Catholic Church, but not everything—and with the growing shortage of priests in the United States (the number of priests has declined by 17% since the 1960s, even as the Catholic population has increased 38%), the church may be forced to tap this resource. He wants to get married in a Catholic Church which I am fine with. I love my husband dearly but to do it all over I don’t think I would. There are extremists in all faiths. You can have a special Mass though to celebrate you coming back together. A force conversion is NOT a valid conversion. I would never leave my children alone with a priest. However, I would like to get married in a Catholic church. Muslims do not believe in the Trinity, and therefore their Allah is not referring to the God we follow. Catholics who have not been confirmed are to receive the sacrament before getting married, if this can be done without grave inconvenience. More about the sacraments: You should tell your priest what you just said about protestants at your next confession. I am sorry to hear of the emotional pain of your past. I am a former Seventh day Adventist and converted and was received into the Catholic Church 2 years ago. I am a Catholic and my fiancé is Nazarene. So, good luck. Bear with me as I try to explain all this. It is ironic that it is causing us with such frustrations and dilemma. If no such entity, start with a nearby church of where his family used to live at that time. The Catholic Church doesnt preach that they are the one true religion, even the Pope recognizes other religions of the world, never condemning them. From what I read it sounds like no matter what option I choose someone has to be indoctrinated or forced to convert and see this true religion scheme. 9 years ago I married my husband in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. i am a catholic, raised with catholic values.i love a girl & she too loves me. I only say this to say that I’ve heard this question many times, and have had to make sure I have a response. I am now happily married to another woman who shares the same faith as mine. But I would want to convert and has been going to Catholic Church services. This does not sound like something our Father would do. We also agreed it would be an interfaith home. You do need to speak with your priest asap as you should not be receiving the Eucharist if you are in an invalid marriage. Depending on the individual circumstances of the families involved, it might not be inappropriate. Find another church or priest. We have a good understanding with each other. That Mother Mary is completely irrelevant in Christian life and praying through her is devilish. We also went to mass and her services every weekend. In countries where the rulers embraced Protestantism, they stole church property to enrich the state. You’d need to go through some marriage prep. I am a catholic girl studying in university. She is ready in getting married but in the same time she wants to continue receiving the “Holy Communion”. There are no chains in the Catholic Church. God bless. Converting would take a couple of classes. Please help. I would suggest you seek out an interfaith minister who could provide both spiritual counseling and, in the event you need an officiant–marry you by incorporating both of your faith traditions in the ceremony. Please advice. Her mother believe I’m not a good guy because I’m atheist. But before your uncle was married to her, she was not related to you at all. 5Surely I was sinful at birth, It’s not difficult getting the approval from the bishop but your pastor must do it for you. So it would be only logical for you to be baptised first, so that you can then enter into the marriage as a baptised Christian with all that that entails, namely, that you both receive the sacrament of marriage. What is the Church’s stand on such a relationship? His followers were thrown out of the synagogues for believing he was the messiah. His wife left him (she was baptized Pentecostal) because she wanted to be with another man. Geez. It has been the practice of the Church to marry non-Catholics and Catholics for quite some time. What about the divorce and lack of annulment? We agree there is ONE holy Father and that is God! wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Plz help I am certain I won’t be converting. You are required to raise your children as Catholics, and your future spouse needs to agree to that. We are planning to get married next year and I was wondering if its possible to marry in a catholic church? He was not very religious due to life events before we met. This is where real faith comes in. Yes, you can marry someone who is not Catholic, but the other person could not be married already. I will live and die as Catholic. I am Catholic and my partner is non catholic. If they drove up away, the Catholic Churches would soon be empty, that what Please speak to a priest. I pray that you will find all the answers to that which you seek. Why do u want mass? In order for her to marry him, the Church told him he had to get his first marriage annulled. He is growing and started reading his bible over other religious based books. Hi Kathleen. The Virus and the Bishops: Twisting a Vatican Document to Further an Agenda. The Bible doesn’t agree with what men find acceptable today — the idea that multiple religions are acceptable to God. In either case the disparities between faiths can lead to tension and gradually religious indifference. He calls me a religious phanatic. There should only be Christians because that is all that Christ established really. Why Would a Catholic Cleric Desecrate an Altar? Does a non believer who was married to a Catholic believer in a church but now divorced need a declaration of nullity/anullment in order to get married again in a Catholic church to another believer? as a confirmation is needed to get married the question is can we still pursue our plan to get married on catholic church? ever read the Koran? This is a lot of information about four simple terms. His priest was very vocally against any other religions teachings and for about 3 years really put our marriage in a downward spiral. You will have to agree to raise any offspring within the Catholic Faith. I have been away from the church for quite some time and have been mulling over returning. How much have you talked to him about his religion and these issues? (The Church has only two official categories of members: clergy and lay. Father William Saunders is pastor of Our Lady of Hope parish in Potomac Falls, Virginia. I am a catholic getting married to a non-catholic. I want to marry a Non-Christian (Hindu) but is it necessary that our children have to baptized and raised as Christians; can’t they take their own decision of their faith. I didn’t with my husband. He divorces me in 2001 because he would rather see someone else and marriage was not what he thought it would be. So If you Want To Marry you can Accept Islam Other wise You can,t.Our faith is that Hazrat Esa AS is a messenger as Hazrat Muhammad Sw and Bible i Reveiled on him but After Quran Bible is Cancelled by Allah And The Only Quran is Complete book of Islam.So you are wrong that he Did,nt Believe on God. If I may, please allow me to also call you to one of the basic religious liberating responsibilities: forgiveness. He believes in cows, dont u have respect for your faith? He is saying that if they marry in a Lutheran church their marriage will not be recognized in the Catholic church and they will have to have a separate service (even just the 2 of them) in front of a Catholic priest in order for it to “count” – is this true? Okay. We are getting married in vegas on his 50th birthday. Because the nature of what marriage is requires the possibility of sexual intercourse, a bishop cannot dispense an impotent couple to be married just as he cannot issue a dispensation to allow a man to marry even though he is already married to someone else. Try raising your child with respect for both religons. My name is Gloria.. its nice to saw all of yours comment nor opinion…its makes me want to ask about it. God bless. a Catholic Can we get married in the CC? My boyfriend is not a believer. Fortunately, my wife has found freedom in Jesus Christ who released her from the shackles of religion. This can be very difficult and trying, but can be overcome by mutual respect. I have read all the comments and surprised to find that incorrect information is being provided. I have many Catholic friends who are so much more tolerant so it is an individual thing. according to your great compassion Presbyterians or Pentecostals. Not everyone will even QUALIFY for an annullment! If I were to marry, It would be very important to me to marry in the Catholic Church. It doesn’t matter how urn born or what religion who have been made to follow since birth. She started praying the rosary for about two or three weeks and the next thing we know he starts talking about going to church and he has now accepted to marry her through the church after 17 years. Before the change in the law took effect, it was still possible for a widowed John Jones to marry his sister-in-law Marie Smith in the Church, if they had first obtained a dispensation from the impediment of affinity from their bishop. He will have to have his marriage annulled by the Catholic Church. They clearly are not aware of the rules and are placing an unreasonable expectation upon you. Where is the Church regarding Catholics marrying a non-Catholic who has been divorced? It won’t hurt to ask, however. He is a truck driver and hardly home. My question is isn’t it more important for God to recognize the marriage rather than the church? I did not found the Faith. Neither one of us were brought up Catholic. Your argument is that it’s not okay because of one set of verses. All matters must be settled before even deciding on a marriage. I wold love to marry Catholic and he is completely okay with it but would it be allowed of would he have to get baptized? I wish to marry her have children and live our lives together happily. But I have a born again christian boyfriend and we are planning to get married sometime next year. Just grasping at straws here, there may be a way, but basically your husband needs to either get in or get out, but not impede you by having one toe in the door. Miracles do happen! Even if you decide to get married civilly, there are other issues. Where will you give your 10%? My mother is an active Roman Catholic believer. Thanks you. How do I convince her to come with me in terms of marrying me, Then sadly, she just doesn’t want to be married it seems…perhaps your devotion should be spent on somebody who truly loves you and wants a lifelong commitment to you. Now I am still Baptist and he is Pentecostal. 2013. It just has to be approved by the Bishop since the Catholic member must understand the potential difficulties that may arise and be sure they are strong enough to endure them in their faith. Linguistically, Allah is a name that means “God” but they are not referring to the same God Christian’s believe in. Your fiance would have to have his previous marriage annulled through the tribunal at your diocese, even if he is not Catholic and even if it was a civil marriage. and justified when you judge. It doesn’t matter what your religion is as long as you both believe in God and Jesus Christ. But it was not this way from the beginning. In the end the Priests there finished all their interviews and sent everything off supposedly with their recommendations to the Archdiocese of Atlanta and from there I believe to the Vatican. What faith they will be raised in. My fiancé is a non-practicing catholic and I’m not baptized under any religion but was brought up Christian, she wants to be married in a catholic church but do not know the steps needed to take since we do not go to church and we are going to get married in another state where all of our family lives. We are both believers but don’t really get to much deeper when it comes right down to it. 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