(Closed) Catholics – Admit to living together?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 17
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would advise against lying.  But be prepared, there are still a lot of priest with a narrow mind on this subject.  They might refuse to marry you in their parish. 

I didn’t know if my sister mentioned they lived together prior to wedding.  But she had an unplanned pregnancy while planning for her wedding.  We literally had to hide her bump at the wedding (she was 4-5 months pregnant at that point so the bump starting to show)  The priest seemed like a cool guy so he might be okay with it, but the church coordinator was a nightmare to deal with.  (P.S. they didn’t get married at the parish they normally go to)  Apparently she was pretty well known by our community as a bad representation of Catholic. 


We didn’t want to risk any chances of not being able to do the ceremony there as my parents were dying to see them get married in a church.


So prepared if you guys have to find another parish to do the ceremony.

Post # 18
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our priest actually assumed we were living together already since it’s so common these days and was surprised when we told him we didn’t.  I’m sure different priests react differently but there’s a good chance it won’t be as big a deal as you’re dreading.

Post # 19
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Don’t lie – it will just make things more uncomfortable. Our living together came up during filling out the paperwork – we have a really cool priest (older, Irish) and when we stated the same address and nervously laughed, he just looked up and said, “It’s not Saturday, so I’ll spare you the sermon,” and carried on… we start our classes in March so we’ll see what happens then.. 

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