Can a Catholic and a non-baptised person get married inside the Catholic church? If they get married outside the church like at the courthouse will the church recognize it as a valid marriage?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:31 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by eringobrough at 6:25 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
Answer by Steph319 at 6:05 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
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Answer by LindaClement at 6:45 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
Two posters above ^ than if a Catholic marries and atheist by the JOP in the park are they not married in the eyes of the church?
The church recognizes that they are legally married - but not sacramentally married (or married in the "eyes of God')
Will the kids be allowed to get baptised and receive sacraments?
Probably - if the priest feels that the child will be raised in the Catholic faith. He may postpone the baptism if he doesn't. And he may encourage the couple to have their legal marriage 'convalidated' (also called 'blessed') by the church.
Answer by eringobrough at 6:49 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
And a priest WILL marry a Catholic and an atheist in the church?
He can. They will probably have you go through counciling and make sure you talk about the differences in your religious beliefs, how that will affect your marriage and how you raise children. The athiest will have to agree not to stand in the way of the Catholic parent raising the children in the Catholic church. But it's certainly possible.
Answer by eringobrough at 6:50 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
Last I heard, Catholics were not the only sect that believes if someone is not married 'their way' they aren't 'really married.'
That's not really true about Catholics. Catholic rules about marriage apply only to Catholics (which makes sense). Catholics don't say everyone has to be married in a Catholic church for it to be valid. The Catholic Church would recognize two baptized Christians married in a Protestant church as sacramental just like two Catholics married in a Catholic church. The Catholic Church recognizes the marriage between two Jewish people as a "natural" marriage just like they'd recognize a marriage between a Catholic and a Jew (or an athiest) married in a Catholic Church. In all these examples the people are "really married".
Answer by eringobrough at 6:58 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Nov. 2, 2009