Hi all, from what I know about my Catholic faith, marriage is between two people and God seals the deal. My worry is that my Dad will refuse to attend our wedding. I am a Hindu in love with a non believer Catholic. It is simply stating that the marriage was never a marriage, without certain conditions, those people were never actually sacramentally married. Can Marianist brothers get married? Attempting to convert one’s spouse can be interpreted as hostile and could lead to discord in the marriage. He divorces me in 2001 because he would rather see someone else and marriage was not what he thought it would be. When you get baptize you need to do it for you, not just for the wedding, that could be a issue that your bishop maybe having with you. Can a Catholic marriage can be dissolve by divorce through Muslim Law? Kindly assist. Or will our marriage be considered as a marriage in the Roman Catholic Church? I am definetly going to speak to my church and see what they tell me but does anyone know what would happen in this situation? We are both baptised and even underwent the catholic wedding preparation because at that time he was willing to marry in the catholic church. It is a total waste of time talking to the bigoted parish priest. I agree with what Cat says. You will have to agree to raise any offspring within the Catholic Faith. I mean no disrespect; I’m just trying to understand what you mean. The question was is it considered a valid marriage according to the Catholic Church. Please help me as soon as possible. Jesus was the messiah, a rabbai(teacher), and God in the flesh. I would not agree to convert to Catholicism but we went through a lot of interviews and also had to provide numerous personal witnesses from different sides. A Catholic can marry an unbaptized person, but such marriages are natural marriages only; they are not sacramental marriages. If you truly liv this woman, then take the time, the effort to study with her. He said that first I should convert then only they can give baptism to my child. If the catholic church did not want to be recognized as some sort of cult or different, then it should be not different any other church or religion. How do I go about doing that? Through continued prayer, offering up my daily challenges, and leading by example, I Trust that God will one day answer my prayers. Lisa Marie -Because you are closed minded, which is not supported in the Catholic Church. Pray that God helps you have forgiveness in your heart for his family and work thru the hurt that you are feeling. I hope you find a solution. Hello! The idea of weather me or my future childrens own ideas and beliefs are taken from them Is just appalling. He would clear things up. I really want to get married in the catholic church. 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? So you should always go to church together. I jave seen miserable Catholic women marrying other pp. Are you going to let your wife raise your children Catholic? Don’t do it. Love comes in different forms. My questions canonlawmadeeasy@yahoo.com This is where temperance, patience, self-control and rational thinking helps us wisely discern the husband God intends us to have. I don’t think it would be fair to pay money for a tribunal investigation to determine the validity or nullity of a painful marriage that lasted less than a year anyway. My name is Gloria.. its nice to saw all of yours comment nor opinion…its makes me want to ask about it. Deuteronomy 25 presents the Levirate Law, which obliges a brother to marry his deceased brother’s wife, in certain circumstances. Your claim that Baptizing children removes their right to accept or reject the Truth is false. I write from personal experience. I strongly feel no one should force their religion on anyone. Interestingly, if you had both been non-Catholic, the Catholic Church would recognize your marriage as valid, should either of you seek to convert in the future. In Psalms 51 the bible says: “1Have mercy on me, O God, My boyfriend is from a diehard Jehovah’s witness family. I believe we had the same kinds of problems any other couples had. Has anyone else ever been in this situation and if so, how did you handle it? I’m engaged to a non catholic who has been studying our religion and our prayers for some time now. Some basic requirements may include: baptismal certificate, freedom to marry, marriage preparation, family planning classes, and etc…. I recommend you meet with your parish priest to discuss your specific situation. Hi,me and my fiance planning to get married.we hve different belief..i am a catholic and he is Apostolic..i want we marry in catholic church and its ok wth him..but my question is he is divorce man…can we allow to get marry in catholic church even he is apostolic and divorce man? it definitely not true. whats your stake on this? My boyfriend and I have been together for 18months. He will clear up any questions you have and tell you what you need to do to set things right. Yes, but different cultures behave different regarding these issues. Hope I helped! And I love him so much nd dnt tink I cn love anyone. May God bless you and keep you. Since the Church cares deeply about the salvation of all the people of the earth, including your children, it asks its members to raise their children Catholic. She says without sharing beliefs there is no marriage and I believe she will leave soon. He is growing and started reading his bible over other religious based books. That’s our plan. If you were baptized into the Catholic Church, you were baptized into the true Church. Sometimes a future spouse will choose to go through a process called RCIA to become Catholic prior to marriage, but it is not necessary to become Catholic before marrying a Catholic. Neither one of us were brought up Catholic. Better check, people want to believe this, from one who divorced abd married a divorced man. The issue with his divorce, I believe he would have to have his marriage annulled by the Catholic Church before marrying you. (and I truly wish you would consider the Catholic Church for yourself and your child — on your own terms, though, not because someone is forcing you.). Again, it’s all for what one takes it. You do need to speak with your priest asap as you should not be receiving the Eucharist if you are in an invalid marriage. The issue here may be that you are already married in a civil ceremony (and presumably thus living together). My husband has no problems with me doing my own thing and if we have children, he agreed that I would be able to raise them in the Catholic faith but he absolutely refuses to have anything to do with the church including participating in any kind of ceremony for a catholic priest to bless our marriage. If you're interested in becoming a member of the religious order or congregation but do not want to become a priest, becoming a lay brother … I am a confirmed Roman Catholic, and he was baptized in the Anglican Church but later his mother moved them to the full gospel church. My wife to be has been working as a music teacher for 20 years at a catholic elementry school. What needs to happen before these two can get married in the Catholic church? When we met I was convinced I was Catholic but I now know better. Pray, hope, and don’t worry, as Padre Pio would say. How Many Masses Can a Priest Say on Sundays? Now, if only the two of us would decide, we would live happily respecting both religions. Why does the “catholic” church have to recognize a marriage in the first place. Could you please share us your thought about this ? Should feel guilty by peer pressure from others ( Old School Pre Vatican II Catholics ). That said its not been easy, we have just in the past 3 years been able to speak on our differences and not end in a fight. Since Children won’t be an issue will that make marrying in the Catholic Church easier? I’m not hateful towards her Catholic religion I just want no part of it. I do not have a answer for this issue because i am in the same predicament but i sure do hope that all couples face with such situation are able to brave through this rough patch together. On another note, my husband and I have had conversations on the similarities of the two religions rather than on the differences. She is ready to be baptized, but for he parents who doesnt want her to. you can go to any Catholic church and ask the priest if you wish. Also, he could always come back even if he did this, right? He might have some strong advice for you. Third, the Catholic Church definitely recognizes marriages whether they were in or outside of the Catholic Church. 2. Can a catholic man who has a son with a non-catholic divorced woman get married? Hi Hossie, My current husband is not sure yet if he wants to convert. I understand that I am allowed to marry inside the Catholic church. Anyway, as I went through religious classes we were mainly given moral lessons and taught about the fundamental parts of the Church, such as Sacraments. You need to be accepted by one another’s family because if there is not mutual respect, it takes a toll after some His family and community are a stumbling block. We didn’t marry due to financial troubles, (debts student loans etc)- I wanted a small but decent celebration which was impossible without any hurt feelings as his family is very large. Thank you Melissa for the advice.i had never thought that this will matter at all, while we were dating. . How can this be God’s will? I don’t know the right answer, but you can show your love of Jesus with his father because Catholic or not Catholic Jesus Loves Us All and if both of your hearts are in the Lord then it’ll work out. At least those were the rules when my father (non-Catholic) married my mother (Catholic). My wife and I were of different religions–I Roman Catholic, she Church of God. The quick answer is yes, a Catholic can marry a non-Catholic and even an unbaptized person in the Catholic Church. I am also engaged to a wonderful non catholic and also divorced man. Good luck. They talk too much, wrong teaching from what they are told.bad. We would like to get married in the catholic church without my partner changing his religion. I wish you nothing but the best, I do pray you will open your heart and mind to what God has planned for you. However I got our child baptised and he is very upset about it and we are having problems between our families and staying at from each other. When brothers live together and one of them dies without a son, the widow of the deceased shall not marry anyone outside the family; but her husband’s brother shall come to her, marrying her and performing the duty of a brother-in-law (Deut. I was explaining consanguinity as an impediment to marriage. Hi Myco, To us catholics, its very important to have a sacramental marriage. You should never have to abandon your religion to have your child baptized. If a Catholic insists on marriage to a non-Catholic, the Church allows it, but wants to protect the soul of the Catholic in the marriage by making sure the non-Catholic understands the moral teaching and obligations of the Catholic party and assure that the Catholic is not in a position hostile to his or her faith. I encourage both of you to pray and I will pray for you as well. hi,m daisy born nd brought up in c.s.i family.nw m n love wit a catholic boy.he s so loving nd caring to me.m also fling tat he s my lyf…bt the pblm s m nt interestd in rc.i fl its nt the r8 way to proceed.my boy hav no comments on these things,bt his family vil expect me to convert to rc.my family wnt accept it. Sorry to tell you hun but Id advise you to put the emotions on the side as hard as it is and offer everything up to God and ask HIM what his will for you is. I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure your priest will tell you that you can convert as soon as it is deemed appropriate for you to do so. 7:14). You can most certainly have a mixed marriage – I’ve seen it work – but you must know when to compromise. Why Would a Catholic Cleric Desecrate an Altar? I hope this helps. 4Against you, you only, have I sinned In this situation I’d do a lot more research on your wife’s beliefs and planning for your future together. And then have validation and then can baptize? Why pray through Mary instead of talk directly to Him? We plan to marry in the church in May 2017. We married in the Catholic church 15 years ago. I proposed her and still waiting her reply. "The Meaning of the Terms Nun, Sister, Monk, Priest, and Brother." I am a catholic and follow my faith religiously. In contrast, the Church could certainly change its deadline for taking recourse against an administrative decree, which is set at ten days (c. 1734.2). Where is the Church regarding Catholics marrying a non-Catholic who has been divorced? Then u can have a peaceful wedding without spoiling the purity of marriage according to the Bible. Our daughter was brought up as a Catholic. They too had begun to pray for him to convert. Am asking this question.will Rev father join this wedding in anglican. The deeper question will be of cousre to what extent your faith and his create differences in your day to day lives, the way you would want to educate children, celebrations (I believe jehovah’s witnesses oppose celebrating Christmas or birthdays, for example, would taht bother you?). Your argument is that it’s not okay because of one set of verses. Most people don’t realise the issue is not divorce, but the remarriage. Nancy, they won’t refuse you annswer. catholic, or another? After talking and catching up, she told me about her situation and I suggested to her she start praying the rosary daily. I don’t think legal validity was the issue this article was addressing, and I don’t think anyone doubts the legal (civil) validity of your marriage. Also read 1 corinthian 7: 1-16. I don’t really know much about the Episcopalian Services, but you can check with your priest, he can help you. Hello, We have already legally married in the court, due to passport reasons, but not yet married in Church.. so what should I do in this case.. Hi. They are undecided on if they will marry in our church or his church. Have either of you been married, even in a civil ceremony? There is a difference between I think and I know. If you want to marry a person who is divorced, go speak with your parish priest. Can two baptized persons marry eachother please reply. Example: When my aunt got engaged, her fiancee was a non-Catholic divorced person. A Catholic Lay Brother is someone who is not a priest and does not plan on becoming a priest. In countries where the rulers embraced Protestantism, they stole church property to enrich the state. being a muslim he must be belief on oneness of God as in Quarna Surah Ikhlas, And Kalma Tauheed in which we promise and belief that Allah is One and Hazrat Muhamad SW is his Messenger. I’m getting married to a baptist and we are getting married in a catholic church. Good Luck and congratulations on your engagement. The Author. I am in a similar situation as you. Is its possible for us to marry without him converting? Converting would take a couple of classes. If you choose to go ahead, I invite you to befriend St Monica. CAN I A CATHOLIC MAN MARRY MY NON CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN GIRLFRIEND BRIDE TO BE IN ST JHONS CATHOLIC CHURCH ? 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