Congratz on becoming a father! God is Great!
Even though you are in a difficult situation, God will give you the grace to make it through it with flying colors.
I agree that you need to talk to your Priest and talk with your parents. I would also offter to be with her when she has to tell her parents if you are going to support her.
While I agree that you shouldn’t “just get married for the baby” I had a friend who ended up a bad situation from that too.
I also want to stress, do not FAIL to get married because of the baby either. Why did this happen? Because we are weak human and we often give into temptation. Yet just because it’s a bad situation doesn’t mean that God isn’t leading you to spend the rest of your life with this person. Even though your Christian faiths are different, the fact that you guys have discussed it already is a good sign that you could work through this.
Do you love her? Sometimes it’s difficult to know what love means at 20 but if you are both committed to life and desire to truly understand, together, what a sacramental marriage means then maybe you guys are being called together.
The same person that married his long time GF for a baby then got a divorce, met and married his wife of now almost 20 years in 4 months.
Besides talking to your priest, your parents, her parents etc… YOU TWO need to keep talking and more importantly PRAY together. If you are comfortable enough to be “together” are you comfortable enough to pray together? If not pray for strength then work towards that, pray and ask God what He wants for your life, to take care of you guys as a couple and to take care of your unborn child.
So many people today breakup after years of a loving marriage due to infertility problems when they desire children. If both of you want a family, at least you know that infertility is a roadblock you probably won’t have
As a Convert (well almost convert, I come into full communion at the Easter Vigil) who was raised Baptist I would continue focusing your prayers when together on the Father or Jesus right now. Until she has some time to attend an inquiry period or read some books I would not muddy the situation with our differences but continue to focus on our similarities. If she loves Christ, He will bring her to where she needs to be. We are truly much closer in beliefs than most people realize or would admit too.
You guys are in my prayers and congratulations again! Children, especially when you are trying to go to school and work aren’t easy but they are definitley worth it. My guess is that your parents may be more understanding than you think about having a grandchild. Especially if you have asked for God to soften their hearts. A prayer to St. Joseph or the Blessed Mother for their intercession would be good as well.