(Closed) Catholic/Hindu Ceremonies

posted 5 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You really can’t find a priest to marry you? That is strange to me, as I know that Catholics allow interfaith marriages. We are getting married by a Jesuit priest. The Jesuits tend to be a little more liberal and open-minded so maybe try them. See if there are any Jesuit universities near you. In order for the marriage to be formally recognized in the catholic church however you will have to get physically married in the church. It may be easiest to have 2 ceremonies (that is what Fiance and I are doing! He is catholic and I am agnostic).

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@sarinasoni:  Unfortunately, a Catholic priest will only marry you if you go to pre-marital counseling with him and sign a contract saying all future children will be raised Catholic. On top of that, most will only marry you if your Fiance regularly attends Mass at his parish. That said, if you live somewhere with a very liberal priest, he might do it. 

You could possibly find an ex-priest or a non-Roman Catholic priest who might be willing to marry you outside a church. Most don’t have big churches, so you’d most likely get married at the reception site anyway. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our priest told us that only the Catholic member has to agree to raise children catholic, not the non-catholic member. And it’s NOT a signed contract, it’s just a “will you agree to raise your children in the catholic faith?” “yes” verbally. Our priest actually told us he thought this was dumb and didnt know why it is required, and basically told us “we won’t be watching you and telling you how to raise your children don’t worry.”

You do have to attend the pre cana classes as PP said. Ours is this coming Sat and Sun. It’s run by a married couple and talks about practical things like finances, children, etc. You have to sign up for a class before you get married.

Fiance is not currently a member of any church (in our area currently) so we are getting married in a university chapel. Your Fiance will have to talk to a priest and do some research, because there may be some paperwork he needs to get taken care of since you are not catholic (basically needs to get approval from the bishop or the marriage— silly i know).

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