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Old Aug 28, '08, 9:47 am
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Can a non-sacramental but valid (by dispensation) marriage (ie: Catholic and non-Baptized Christian) later be recognized as sacramental if the non-Baptized Christian later converts or is Baptized?
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Can a non-sacramental but valid (by dispensation) marriage (ie: Catholic and non-Baptized Christian) later be recognized as sacramental if the non-Baptized Christian later converts or is Baptized?
the otherwise valid marriage between a baptized and an un-baptized person automatically becomes sacramental when the other party is baptized.
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Do you happen to know where in Canon I can find that?
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Do you happen to know where in Canon I can find that?
Can. 1055 2. For this reason, a valid matrimonial contract cannot exist between the baptized without it being by that fact a sacrament.
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Can a non-sacramental but valid (by dispensation) marriage (ie: Catholic and non-Baptized Christian) later be recognized as sacramental if the non-Baptized Christian later converts or is Baptized?
I really can't answer your question.. But, I do have a question with the term "Non-baptized Christian".. I was always taught you needed to be baptized to be Christian.. Doesn't matter in what church or denomination, and Christian Baptism must be done with water, in the Name of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit..
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Old Aug 28, '08, 11:11 am
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I really can't answer your question.. But, I do have a question with the term "Non-baptized Christian".. I was always taught you needed to be baptized to be Christian.. Doesn't matter in what church or denomination, and Christian Baptism must be done with water, in the Name of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit..
You are correct. The Catholic Church defines a Christian as one who is baptized.

Some non-Catholic denominations are not so precise with their definition and would consider someone who "believes" (whatever that means to them) in Jesus to be a Christian whether baptized or not.
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Sometime back I had a Jewish couple come through RCIA. Their Jewish marriage automatically became sacramental when they were baptized.

However, they did want a ceremony; so we celebrated the renewal of their vows on their next anniversary.
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Yes, the Catholic Church officially defines Christian as one who is Baptized. However, I've always personally that a Christian is one who believes in the Trinity.

My fiancee is a very faithful Baptist who has not yet been Baptized.
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Can a non-sacramental but valid (by dispensation) marriage (ie: Catholic and non-Baptized Christian) later be recognized as sacramental if the non-Baptized Christian later converts or is Baptized?
It becomes Sacramental at the moment the non-Baptized person is Baptized.
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I really can't answer your question.. But, I do have a question with the term "Non-baptized Christian".. I was always taught you needed to be baptized to be Christian.. Doesn't matter in what church or denomination, and Christian Baptism must be done with water, in the Name of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit..
there are some denominations who identify themselves as Christian but do not consider baptism as a mandatory pre-requisite for membership, but have a different understanding, so it is possible for a person who belongs to such a denom to share many Christian beliefs, yet not be baptised.
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