Can an Anglician get married in a Catholic church?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
My boyfriend was christened as a baby, but in the anglician church. I am catholic and really would like to get married in a catholic church. Can he marry my in a catholic church?
-- telma amorin (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 2003
Yes, he can, assuming that by "christened" you mean the sacrament of Baptism, and that there are no other impediments like previous marriages, etc. Speak to your parish priest about the details.
-- Paul (PaulCyp@cox.net), January 18, 2003.
I agree with Paul...I have wondered about your same question in the past. Well I checked into it and found that..Canon law says that two people of mix marriage (religiously speaking) can not marry in a Catholic church if one person is Catholic and the other is another religion...The good thing is that that religious law is thought by many parishes to be out-dated... many Catholic churches do not follow that religious law...Some Priest will still marry you...It just depends on what church you go to.....Good luck and God Bless
-- JACOB (Flake777@hotmail.com), January 20, 2003.
Sorry Jacob, your answer is a complete nonsense. The canon law has no problem with mixted marriages. Thousands of them are performed each year. Did you think God limits our love to catholics only?
-- (email@example.com), January 24, 2003.
This was in this week bulletin, at my church:
"Catholics should marry other Catholics. With special permission from the Bishop (arranged at the time of the paperwork) a Catholic may marry a non-Catholic if he/she is prepared to remain a Catholic and raise the chidlren as Catholics. When one person is not a Catholic the Mass is not celebrated at the wedding."
-- Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2003.
This is news to me, since my oldest daughter, a staunch Roman Catholic, married a non-Catholic in the Catholic Church, with a full nuptual mass in November,1992..I have the video to prove it..there were zero problems, as my wonderful son-in-law agreed to raise any children of the marriage in the Catholic Church..BTW, they now have a 4 year old son, and my SIL is Catholic, as is ALL of his family!!!!!! At the time of their marriage, my son-in-law had no desire to convert to our faith at all. This was in New Jersey..hardly the hotbed of "liberal" Catholics.
-- lesley (email@example.com), January 25, 2003.
I also have a question...i am catholic and was engaged to an anglican girl this weekend past....we would like to get married in the catholic...but she is divorced....is there any way the catholic church would allow this?
-- Wiley Coyote (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 2003.