Marrying Outside the catholic faith

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    I am catholic and my fiance is not. We will be getting married outside at the reception hall. We have been unable to get a catholic priest to do this. They say they cannot marry outside the wall of a church.

    I take my faith seriously, but I also have responsibilities to my future wife. I want the catholics faith represented, but it doesn’t appear it will happen. I feel sadden by this. Jesus did most of preaching along side of the road and not in temple. I am having a difficult time with this. <img src=” title=”Sad” />

    Please shed some light on this and also when we do get married by either her pastor or JOP will I have a problem getting my children baptized.




    There should not be any problem with getting a child baptized.

    The Church requires Catholics to be married in the house of God. The only exception to this, that I know of, is when a Catholic marries a Jew.

    What is the problem with being married in a church?



    My future wife and I have decided to marry outside at reception hall. We just wanted to remain neutral if you will and wanted an outside wedding.



    That sets a weird precedent. How are you going to bring your children up in the faith if your fiance (and/or in-laws) does not feel welcome in it or comfortable near it?



    I am not sure if you understood I meant we are having a minister from my fiance church. We couldn’t get a catholic priest to marry because it wasn’t inside a building.

    As far as a precedent , our children will be brought up christian. We will each find our salvaltion through our faiths. I believe faith can be achieved in many ways.

    thanks for your in put





    Sorry for your frustration. I most definately feel for the situation. I have never attended a wedding, outside church walls, given by a Priest.

    I have however, attended weddings in churches of other dominations, where a Priest came to participate. I don’t know if that will help you any at this point, but thought I’d put that on the table.

    Pray on this, with your fiance, and see where God takes you.



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