Post # 1
My FH is agnostic and I am Catholic. He was baptized Catholic, but not confirmed and he isn’t sure what he believes in at the moment. I am Catholic but don’t practice as much as I used to. We have been together going on 7 years, and really want to get married, but don’t know what the catholic view would be on it. I would like to get married in the church and I think if he knew how imortant it was to me, he would be fine with it. It is also important to both sides of our families. The problem is, he is not sire how he feels about taking the classes and getting confirmed and the rest if he is not sure he completely believes in it. I will probably have to go talk to a priest about it, but was wondering if anyone els knew or had any suggestions.
Post # 3
yup. There may be restrictions on the cermony type (varies by priest and parish) and you have some extra paperwork. but you definitely can. Definitely talk to your parish priest about it!
Post # 4
You can definitely get married in a Catholic church! Your situation sounds almost exactly like mine (my FI was babtized Catholic but wasn’t confirmed and doesn’t practice at all) and we are getting married in a Catholic church. He doesn’t have to take any special classes nor does he have to convert nor does he have to believe everything the Catholic church does. You will have to go through Pre-Cana and go through all the marriage prep, but it’s really not that bad and totally worth it (we focused more on the marriage part and less on the religious part).
Definitely talk to a priest though!
Post # 5
My best friend is Catholic and she married an agnostic, but he was confirmed Catholic, so that’s not much help.
Since he was baptized, it will be easier to do, but depending on the parish you will have to take the classes. The classes we took were pretty agnostic-friendly, though they were realistic about the difficulties of raising a family in a multi-faith household. He probably shouldn’t get confirmed if he doesn’t believe in Catholicism, and I don’t think he really can if he doesn’t believe in it. At our engaged encounter, the priest told us that the other person doesn’t have to be confirmed, but your priest will know best what needs to happen. Are you close to your priest?
I hope someone else can help you more!
Post # 6
Yep! My FI is agnostic and I’m Catholic, and we’re going to get married in my church. We have to take Pre-Cana classes and everything!
Post # 7
I definitely will go talk to a priest. These comments make me feel better, I was worried there were going to be all sorts of issues. I know it won’t be easy, especially when it comes to raising kids, but we are willing to work through and figure out these things. I just need to do more research and talk to people to make sure it will all work out.
Post # 8
Only one of you has to be Catholic. However, where we live its pretty difficult if one of you is not regularly attending Catholic church and a member of a parish. A lot of people start attending and register with a parish just so they can marry there. We decided on an Anglican church instead. (I’m non practicing Catholic, he is agnostic if anything). Good luck!
Post # 9
I wasn’t baptized and currently am not a member of any religion (I guess that makes me an agnostic?) and my FI is Catholic. We are getting married in his church. His priest is very relaxed about it and was like ‘no problem!’