Question by  ac12 (26)

What does the Catholic church think about interracial marriage?

Does the Catholic church have a written policy?


Answer by  Puppyluv (173)

There is no law in the Catholic faith that says you cannot marry someone outside your race, race is not an issue.


Answer by  amswplusone (652)

There are few references to interracial marriage in Catholic texts. Ultimately, race is not of concern so long as both races are subject to the Catholic Message. The fear is merely of being 'unequally yolked,' meaning not both devout Catholics.


Answer by  belle39 (966)

Centuries ago the Catholic church banned and frowned upon interracial marriages but that's not the case today. It is true that some Catholics still won't accept interracial marriages, officially there is no law stating that the church should forbid them. What really matters is the person's character.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The Catholic Church has no opinion of inter-racial marriage, either for or against. However, they have very direct teachings against inter-faith marriage, between a Catholic and a non-Catholic and especially with a non-Catholic.


Answer by  Supermom (107)

The church views interracial marriage as acceptable. The written policy can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic church.

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