I've been thinking...how many Catholics would think it's appropriate to get into a relationship with a non-Catholic albeit practicing Christian guy? Coz I had to listen to someone rant against this a few days ago and I'm not sure where I stand.
No I feel it's best to marry your own to be honest- it would provide the most supportive grounding for a family. That's not to say that mixed relationships are not always as supportive- it's just my opinion that it would be better if both partners are Catholic. Also this would make it easier to get to mass and save trouble over baptisms!
If I were to be in a relationship with a non-Catholic I feel I would find it a challenge and may weaken my faith in the future. Yet, whatever their religion any marriage would have to take place within the Catholic Church and the children must be baptised into the Catholic Church.
Coz in the end it's what sort of person you are like isn't it? I know Catholic guys who come to mass each and every sunday but are players.
Yes, so long as my kids are RC and I go to mass, I don't see what's wrong. I would never be tempted to convert or anything.
Surely love would overcome something as trivial as difference between the faith of two Christians? I can understand there would be difficulty in a relationship between say, a muslim and a Catholic - but a member of the Church of England and a Catholic?!
There are differences, agreed - but they are not really that drastic!
I think it is a matter of how devout the individuals are - for example, I am a Roman Catholic and would have no problem marrying a Protestant women.
But even if you do marry a Protestant - that doesn't mean that YOU don't need to be devout. I suppose there are different degrees of Protestanism to consider as well, say CofE v Southern Evangelical Baptist.
i woulwnt want to date a non christian as when you have kids, which church would they go to?
I do not see that much of a problem marrying an Anglican as long as they conform to Catholic Social teaching- i.e. make a formal agreement with the Bishop to marry in a Catholic Church, within Catholic law, and all children are to be baptised Catholics.
If she converted it would be useful too! lol.