I am a non catholic and have been living with a catholic for 4 years.
We are expecting our first child in August 05.
We do want to get married, but are unsure how to go about it. We are getting a lot of pressure from his Catholic mother, who is being a bit over bearing, any advice on how to tell her to back off and trust us to make the right decision.
okay, now for the questions.
If we get married in the catholic church before the baby in a small quick ceremony, can we do this without haveing the long mass before hand and still be considered valid by the church? Can the baby still be baptized?
If we get married after the baby is born in the catholic church is this acceptable and can the baby still be baptized?
What if we get married outside of the church, can we still have a priest come and marry us and be valid by the church??