(Closed) Can a catholic and an agnostic get married in a catholic church?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
2701 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can definitely get married in a Catholic church!  Your situation sounds almost exactly like mine (my Fiance 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
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yep! My Fiance 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 # 8
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wasn’t baptized and currently am not a member of any religion (I guess that makes me an agnostic?) and my Fiance is Catholic. We are getting married in his church. His priest is very relaxed about it and was like ‘no problem!’


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