(Closed) interfaith church problems

posted 4 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You don’t have to convert or confirm to get married in the Catholic Church. The only reason you should convert is if Catholicism truly speaks to you and you want the whole mass service at your wedding. You do have to do premarital counseling to be married by a priest, though, and agree to not interfere with your husband’s faith and agree to allow your children to experience the Church.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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myabi2796 :  I think that’s a really common misconception. Don’t listen to regular people about complicated faith things. Call up the priest and meet with him to discuss. I’ve never heard of a modern parish not allowing one Catholic to marry a non-Catholic if they did the classes and counseling first. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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myabi2796 :  I agree with PP’s you DON’T need to convert to have a Catholic ceremony as long as one of you is Catholic and the pre-cana is complete. Set up an appointment with the priest and he’ll let you know where to begin.

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Buzzing bee

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fourfrenchfries :  Agree with this.

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myabi2796 :  Also, I think you need to double check your terminology. You said “I was baptized catholic but after that I was raised christian.” Catholics are Christian (that is to say, anyone being raised Catholic is being raised Christian). Do you mean that you were raised to be non-denominational? Were you raised in another Christian denomination (like Methodist or Baptist)? 

If you were baptized Catholic and are simply non-practicing, you don’t need to “convert” as you’re still a member of the Catholic church. You simply need to perform the sacriments of confession, eucharist, and confirmation. Confession and Eucharist you can do at any time; confirmation may take more time. 

Basically you don’t need to convert, you just need to catch up.

Here’s a quick cheat sheet I found online: http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/must-i-go-through-rcia-to-join-the-church-if-i-am-already-baptized 

In case you don’t want to read the whole thing: “the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults–is for those who have never been initiated into the Catholic Church. You have received your basic initiation by virtue of your Catholic baptism. What you need now is to learn the Church’s teachings (which you are already doing) and make your first confession and First Communion and to be confirmed.”

ETA: You don’t need to do these things to get married, you would need to do them to be considered a practicing Catholic. I’m commenting on your use of the word “convert” (which you don’t need to do since you’ve already been baptized Catholic), not on the marriage requirements. Agree with all other PP’s about the marriage requirements. 

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Busy bee

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myabi2796 :  have you tried a unitarian house of worship? I know a lot of interfaith couples that haver gone that way and been very happy.

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