I am been married for 22 years to my best friend. My husband and I married in Kaui, HI we had a beautiful out door wedding. When I was pregnant with our first daughter I went to the catholic priest to discuss baptism. The priest asked me why I did not marry in the Catholic Church?? Our marriage is not recognized in the catholic church. I asked the priest why? I was told I did not marry in the house of the lord. Isn't god everywhere?? The priest then asked if he may bless my baby he prayed to my tummy. Later my husband told me that our baby was concerned a bastard because we were not married in the catholic church. My husband and all four of our children are baptized catholic. I was never baptized (my mom wanted me to make my own discussion when I was aware) I believe in God, I am planning on getting baptized christian.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
I guess it is just Catholic "rules." They aren't biblical at all. That is why I could never be Catholic. I agree with your mother. We are raising our children in the Christian faith and they were dedicated as babies, but not baptized. I don't believe in that. My oldest is 9 and made the decision on her own to be baptized last year. My youngest is 4 and has just asked Christ into her heart, but is not old enough to understand baptism.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
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Answer by RyansMom001 at 1:44 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
Then your married but to be one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church there has to be a Catholic minister at least as a witness, or you need to discuss this ahead of time with a parish. It doesn't cost very much to marry in the catholic church, you just need the bride, groom and a witness. If your concerned you can contact a church. They will often offer a sacramental blessing. However you are still validly married right now in the eyes of the church.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:40 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
There are certain rules Catholics have to follow in order for their marriage to be considered a valid Catholic marriage. This is because marriage is a sacrament in the Catholic Church - it's a way Jesus gave us for a couple to receive grace. Since your husband is Catholic, he needed to follow these rules for the church to recognize his marriage. That's part of being Catholic.
But the Catholic Church does recognize that you have a legal marriage - so your child is not illegetimate according to the Catholic Church. Illegetimacy is a legal idea of birth - and you are legally married your child is legetimate. So your husband is wrong - the CC does not think of your children as "bastards" at all.
Answer by eringobrough at 5:29 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
Answer by eringobrough at 5:31 PM on Jan. 22, 2010