(Closed) Nervous to meet with the priest!

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would recommend being honest with the Priest regardless. Consider the meetings, counseling for your future…



Post # 4
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I don’t think you have anything to hide.  he certainly doesn’t have all the answers and should not be judging you on the way you live your life.  From what you’ve shared I don’t know there will be any issues!  Relax and like PP said, consider it prep for the future – it does bring up good topics.

Post # 5
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Miss Taco Night:  I wouldn’t worry about either.

Regarding the agnostic Fiance, that’s not going to be a deal breaker in terms of getting married.  He is still Catholic, even if he is a fallen away Catholic.  Worst case is that the priest might want some committment from you that you’ll raise the children Catholic and not agnostic, but that’s about it.

Regarding the birth control pill, the reason the Church does not support it is because it’s an abortifacient (that is it can and does cause abortions).  However, you can see an explanation here where the birth control pill is not necessarily immoral if used for medical reasons:  http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=15756 and http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=18736

So, again, I wouldn’t worry about it.  I wouldn’t walk in and say “Hi.  How are you?  My name is Jane and I’m on the birth control pill.” but if it comes up, don’t be worried.

I hope that helps.

Post # 7
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We set our date with our first meeting, and it was just a casual small talk, getting to know you meeting. It wasn’t until we gathered all the baptism papers and records etc…..did we do the official interviews and place a deposit. 


By the way, they don’t care if someone has a mental illness like depression…….. When it asked that question the priest said it was asking something else…..something more severe…

Post # 8
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have to be honest… I’m all about lying to the priest so as to avoid conflict and make the wedding go as smoothly as possible.  Our priest doesn’t even know that we’ve actually been living together for the past 3 years.  There’s enough stress with the whole wedding thing, I don’t need additional stress from the priest. 🙂

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