Originally Posted by cheechtag
1. What are the churches beliefs on mixed marriages? Is it ok or not?
2. Is he in any way hurt in God's eyes because of him being both white and black?
By the way, I couldn't love him anymore even if he was full white. I look at him and think "How could this be wrong, he is as perfect as any one could be".
if you mean by mixed marriage, a marriage between a Catholic and a baptized non-Catholic, this is an impediment called a disparity of cult, and requires a dispensation, but can be done. but you indicate there is little prospect of marriage. If you mean an inter-racial marriage, or mixed race children, there is no Church prohibition. The Church did condemn situations where women have been forced into sexual acts with conquering soldiers of another race, as during the colonial period in the New World.
the most notable saint that comes to mind is Martin de Porres, child of a black mother and a Spanish father.
have you ever heard Jeff Cavins tell the story of how he adopted his daughters? beautiful and moving. he was counselling a grandfather who was troubled about a mixed race grandchild and spoke like you did of the great love for his children, the "I would die for you" kind of love.