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Time to put on your tin foil hats, everyone!
BTW, I am moving this to the Everything Else section.
If religion is important to you, but not to him, why would he insist that you marry in his church? Just something to consider in this discussion.
I would imagine that a marriage in which one spouse mocks, even lightly, the other person’s belief is not strong marriage for either person. Interfaith marriages can work, but only if each side has respect for the other. I don’t know that I could be in a long-term relationship with someone if they mocked my beliefs.
What about your parents? Have they expressed any desire for a specific church?
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I believe that from a technical standpoint she would have no obligation to uphold Catholic teaching. However from a Catholic perspective on marriage it would seem incompatible that a Catholic man would be married to a non-Catholic woman who used birth control which is in direct opposition to the Church’s teaching. In the Catholic Church a married couple is united as one entity. For the non-practicing/non-believing spouse to act in a manner contrary to Church teachings is incongruent with the idea of unity within a marriage. While not “illegal” it would certainly seem incompatible and therefore a potential area of strain within the marriage."Joxios":39c5pp61 wrote:Hi There!
Asked? more like attacked!!!
Call NO Man Father!!!
Based on this verse: Mat 23:9 “And call no [man] your father upon the earth:
The problem is with a one verse attack, they don’t stick around long enough to discuss the context. And that is a deception.
But it’s the Bible! It says it in plain English! What more do you need to understand the Scriptures? ” title=”Razz” />
Welcome! You have a great story. Thanks for sharing!
Scott Hahn’s Rome Sweet Home was an important book for me. Although I never had left the Church, it certainly helped me to connect the dots.
Thanks, LARobert. Have you run into him on other sites?
I don’t think that the Catholic Church teachers that Muslims must enter the Church to avoid hell. My understanding is that they must follow their conscience if not having been exposed to the Gospel.
Did you get this from another website?
Hi Kristina. Welcome! Is your husband also interested in the Catholic Church?
Hi Stupidman! That’s an unfortunate screen name you chose for yourself.
My understanding is that it’s confession first, then communion, even if you have intention to go.
Hi Horizon. Welcome to the website! Even if a person is cremated, a funeral should take place. The cremains in the urn would be processed in to the church during the Mass instead of a body in a casket. I don’t know that this can be done without the knowledge of the family. Typically funeral planning involves the immediate family or the ones wanting the arrange the funeral. My understanding is that you would have to have some cooperation from the family.
As I always recommend, it would be best to contact a priest at a nearby parish to discuss the matter. He may be able to give you more specific guidance.
That’s a great question. I would imagine it would be in some record with the parish, otherwise the diocese may have a record of it.
Hi Christie and welcome to the forum! It would be difficult for any of us to give any definitive answers. I would recommend seeking a parish priest or even an official from your diocese to help.
In short, it is my understanding that you would be able to remarry, but I am unclear on what steps you would need to take to be able to do so.
No. We are individual persons made in the likeness and image of God. We are born with a soul and upon death we are subject to eternal judgment of God for our final destination of either heaven or hell. We are given one, short chance to love God and to do and to seek his will. We do not come back if we didn’t quite do good enough.
The best advice I have is to stay true to the boundaries you set. It’s not easy, but it is possible.
I’m so excited for you! I’m glad you were able to see a priest and receive reconciliation.
Forgiveness of oneself can be very difficult, especially if one has been carrying the burden of a particular sin for a long time. You’ve taken a great step in the path of healing. I’ll be praying for you.
Are you looking to start RCIA this year or next year? You might have a hard time joining a group at this point if you want to do it this year, but some parishes will make exceptions depending on individual circumstances.
I applaud you for taking it so seriously. Many people don’t even go, so it’s refreshing to read about someone who treats it with the respect that you have for it.
I think if you feel the need for a confession as you described, then it would be important to schedule a private confession with a priest. If a particular parish or priest is unwilling to schedule an appointment then perhaps you should consider a different priest. The place where confession is held all day might be a grew place to start. To me it shows that they also take the sacrament very seriously and want to allow as much time as possible for people to use it. Perhaps you could show up before that one opens and get a good spot in line.
Don’t be too scrupulous about making sure you name every single one of your sins. If you happen to forget one genuinely, know that God will still forgive you even if you do not have a chance to confess it.
I think the important thing to note is that saints are human and did not live perfect lives on Earth. Read up on St. Augustine for proof of this.
I don’t know that all lies are sin. That seems to be a stretch for me. If by the act of deceit a greater evil is avoided, does that really make it a sin? If so, it’s a venial one (and a laudatory one at that).