Tag Archives: mixed marriage

ASK FATHER: My Catholic son is marrying a Lutheran. Can a priest bless the marriage?

From reader…
QUAERITUR:
My son is Catholic and woman he will marry is Lutheran. Her father is a minister and will be doing the ceremony. May a Catholic priest be present to bless the marriage? What is the rule?
The Church requires that Catholics marry … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lutheran wife is against me, a convert, going to Mass

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QUAERITUR:
I am a convert from Lutheranism, and my wife and children remain irregularly practicing Lutherans. My wife says that my absence for Mass every Sunday is a selfish betrayal of family time, and that our whole family suffers. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail & ASK FATHER: Catholic and Orthodox wedding question

I’ve been monitoring my voice mail.  A question came in a while back which I can now treat.
Let’s have the audio…
This is an interesting question.
I’m a Latin Church, Catholic priest and not really qualified to speak about the specifics of Greek … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Wedding of Catholic and Protestant with priest and minister

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QUAERITUR:
Just last weekend, I attended the marriage of the oldest daughter of family friends (all of whom Catholics) to a Protestant man. The wedding occurred in the local Catholic Church, but both the local priest and the groom’s pastor officiated the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest denied me absolution, because I, a convert, am married to a non-Christian

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I converted to the Catholic faith years ago from a Muslim background.
My husband was also Muslim at the time. He is atheist/agnostic now and I don’t see him ever converting. A priest denied me absolution a month ago … Continue reading

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