Hopefully a quick question:
When performing a wedding, can a priest co-officiate with a rabbi?
I was under the impression that this was not possible. If a Dispensation from Canonical Form is granted, a priest will attend the wedding, and even can give a blessing at the end, but the priest cannot officiate any part of the ceremony with the rabbi.
Is my impression correct, and if so, do anyone have a reference for proof?
I’m asking because recently I’ve seen a lot of posts on another message board where brides are giving the advice to “contact a rabbi and they can give you the name of a priest that has co-officiated with them in the past”. I assume those are “catholic” priests but not Catholic priests (in fact, one even indicated that her co-officiant is a “Catholic woman priest” :bigyikes:). Since these people are telling the brides that they’re “Catholic priests” that are properly ordained to conduct weddings, the brides are going with it and assuming the marriage is valid (despite what I’m telling them that they need to check). If I have a reference that co-officiating is not allowed, they might be more inclined to listen to me. Or, maybe I’m wrong and unnecessarily arising suspicion.