Post # 1
Has anyone ever been in this position? What did you do for marriage councelor? Who was your officiant? What church did you end up going to? I grew up in a christian home, went to christian school from 1st grade-college. Now mind you I’m not the stereotypical goodie goodie, but I know what I like and what I want for myself when it comes to the religions realm. Whereas my groom went to a catholic church his whole life. His parents aren’t super strict catholic, but they call themselves catholic bc thats the church they go too. I have been to their church for a few masses and it’s not what I was expecting when it comes to catholic church. It wasn’t very “catholic”at all. I actually agreed with what the priest was saying, but I just don’t enjoy the atmosphere. Help? advice?
Post # 3
This was kind of us. I grew up Community of Christ (RLDS) and he comes from a pretty Catholic community – everyone goes to Catholic school who can remotely afford it, etc.
We ended up kind of splitting the differene and was married in the “American Catholic Church” http://www.franciscanweddings.org/
It was expensive – but it was really worth it. I really enjoyed talking to the priest, and he was really sweet and progressive. I would reccomend it for sure because it’s a good compromise because I wasn’t willing to be treated like a second class citizen during my own wedding ceremony, and I don’t agree with a lot of the conservative values preached by the Roman Catholic church, even those that apparently embrace Vatican II.
Good luck! And Congratulations!
Post # 4
@Mrs.LemonDrop: thanks for the tip!
Post # 5
i was baptised and raised in the church of england and my husband is catholic
we got married in the catholic church – a mixed marriage (catholic and christian) as otherwise our marriage wouldn’t be recognised by the catholic church
he had to promise to do everything he could to raise the kids catholic (if we have any) i had to sign that i was aware he’d made that promise (but not promise it too)
we did have to do the pre-cana classes and he needed an extra permission to marry a non catholic but it was fine. we did it as a Destination Wedding in the end and found a priest in cancun.