@yearns4god: Do bapists believe that you have to be baptized to take communion?
The requirements to receive communion vary by church is the Baptist denomination. In some extreme cases, only members of that particular church who attend regularly are able to receive communion. So even a baptized Baptist from another church visiting on a holiday would be excluded.
And these are old, but just to clear up a few things…
@Magdalena: I know there are events where Catholic priests are allowed to co-preside with ministers from other religions but I think at most of those events there is no Communion.
This is a little vague, but Catholic priests are never allowed to co-preside with a minister of another faith for a wedding or Mass. Another minister could perform one of the scripture readings or could provide a prayer after the wedding, but the form of marriage would follow the Catholic Rite of Marriage exactly and the priest would preside solely over the wedding. Any deviation of that (such as another minister standing and receiving the vows with the priest) would be an invalid marriage (though you can easily find fake “priests” willing to do whatever you want – but despite what they tell you, it’s not a Catholic marriage).
@jenbrandner: Ours is a full Catholic mass as well…
People have mentioned the “Full Mass” several times. I assume people are saying this to designate between a Nuptial Mass and a Rite of Marriage (which is not Mass). However, while these two things are different, you’re married just the same under both and neither is “better” or “more Godly” than the other.
@jenbrandner: When both the bride and groom are Catholic, it’s my experience that they usually opt for a full nuptial mass with communion. If one of the couple is not Christian, a lot of times they’ll skip communion to avoid making that person and their whole family “uncomfortable” at the ceremony.
If both bride and groom are baptized Christians, they can choose either a Nuptial Mass (with communion) or a Rite of Marriage (without communion). Usually priests recommend a Mass when both are Catholic and no Mass when one is not Catholic (to avoid pointing out the differences that divide Christians today).
If either the bride or groom is not baptized, then the wedding must occur without Mass. There is no option.