Question by  MKinSA (10)

What are the traditional Catholic teaching and believes of a Catholic marrying outside of the church?

I was raised Southern Baptist and my future husband was raised Catholic, we will be married in the Baptist church, I am concerned that his parents will be upset do to the different religion.


Answer by  nairjula (559)

Catholics strongly believe that the marriages outside the church are not the blessed ones. They worry that the children cannot be raised as pure catholics. They also lose the consideration of the large catholic church


Answer by  dpauleyii (843)

If you are Catholic and marry outside of the church, the marriage is not recognized by the Catholic church. If you are divorced and marry, the Catholic church requires you nullify the first marriage for the second to be recognized. You can always convert to Baptist and make your in-laws happy.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Catholics believe marriage is a sacrament, as is Communion and confession. To be fully married, both participants must be Catholic. They will be more accepting if you convert to Catholicism.

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