Can a valid marriage be non-sacramental?


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Can a marriage be valid and not sacramental? Can you give me examples of such a marriage? Is it acceptable for a Catholic to be in a valid marriage that is not sacramental?


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[quote=momof8]Can a marriage be valid and not sacramental?
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Yes.

[quote=momof8]Can you give me examples of such a marriage?
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Because baptism is the gateway to the other sacraments and marriage is a sacrament, a marriage between two unbaptized persons or a marriage between a baptized person and an unbaptized person ordinarily would be presumed valid but not sacramental.

[quote=momof8]Is it acceptable for a Catholic to be in a valid marriage that is not sacramental?
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If a Catholic has the necessary dispensation to marry an unbaptized person, it is licit for him to be in a marriage the Church ordinarily will presume valid but non-sacramental.


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