(Closed) Catholic marrying non-baptized agnostic

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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7219 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was the parish secretary for many years. If you are marrying a non-Catholic you priest will most likely have both of you sign a contract (non-binding, obviously) that says that any children born from your union will be raised Catholic. Other things, like dealing with your different views, will come up during Pre-Cana counseling. Each priest/deacon is different, so he may or may not feel you living together is an “issue”. Just take a deep breath. The deacon isn’t there to judge you or nix your wedding… he’s there to help you prepare for it. Lots and LOTS of Catholics marry non-Catholics. Don’t sweat it.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@katoshi14:  Fantastic! Glad it’s going well! PM me if any other Catholic-y stuff you want to hash out comes up! My SO is a former Catholic/agnostic so I have some major empathy!

Post # 6
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1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Glad to hear you and your fiance were treated with kindness and respect in our Church ;).

 

Post # 7
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7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@katoshi14:  Your marriage will be classified as a “natural marriage”. You will have to have a ceremony without a nuptual mass. You will sign a paper which says that you will do “everything in your power” to raise your children Catholic. Your Fiance will have to witness you sign it. You will also need a dispensation to marry a non-Catholic, but that’s just a procedural thing, really.

To be honest, there’s not that much difference in the procedure. Don’t worry about it. Totally not a big deal.

I’m a non-Catholic marrying a Catholic.

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