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Hi, my fiancee is catholic and I am not (I am officially in no religion). Is there a way to get married in the Catholic church and what do we have to do? The question is also if I have to convert or not. Can anyone help us on this one?
Thank you very much.
-- Hoi-Leung Chiu (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 2003
Sure you can, as long as neither of you has a prior marriage to get out of. And you don't have to convert (though that would be nice! ;- ) - you just have to promise that (a) any children you have will be raised as Catholics, and (b) you won't prevent your spouse from practicing her religion. :-)
-- Christine L. :-) (email@example.com), February 10, 2003.
Thank you Christine, we both have never been engaged in any other previous marriages. And yes, since I have been raised in Catholic schools (including university), I don't see any problems with raising the future baby as a Catholic nor do I prevent my future wife to practise her religion. Do you know what I have to do to convert?
Kind regards, Chiu
-- Hoi-Leung Chiu (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 2003.
To convert, you must want to accept Jesus Christ His teachings, and His Church as having bearing and influence on your life. If you are sincere, then go to your local parish and request information on thier RCIA program (Rite of Christian Innitiation). God bless you for your interest in conversion, we will pray for you!
-- Joseph Carl Biltz (email@example.com), February 10, 2003.