ok, here is the scenario that I’m looking for help on…Catholic man marries non catholic christian woman. They get married in the Catholic church, catholic man signs promise to do his best to raise his children Catholic, has them baptized, etc. Children go to Christian non catholic school, attend both churches, and is raised with loving respect of both faiths. Holy Communion and Confirmation are delayed until the child is mid teens so as to fully make their own decisions. All the while raised in a loving family and taught the Christian walk with God, loving Jesus and truly being taught to immerse themselves in Scripture.
The kids though are not exactly taught to invoke the intercession of the saints, Mary, etc, out of respect for the non-Christian mother, however are taught the Catholic understanding of the communion of saints, the scriptural basis, and misconceptions are eliminated.
Not to say that this is an easy scenario, but Catholic Man and Non Catholic Christian woman love each other immensly and would do a fabulous job raising real God fearing Christian Children, who may some day be fully Catholic if the Holy Spirit guides them as such. They would be protected from Misconceptions about the Catholic faith that is rampant in the world, including non-catholic Christian circles, well, as much as can be. This is obviously not the perfect scenario, and it would be easy to say that the Catholic man should just ditch the non catholic christian woman, however that is not an option here, as these Christians wish to be united and the Catholic wishes to have the Church bless and recognize the marriage, in his obedience to Christ. Catholic man is Strong in his faith, and will witness to it as best he can, so as to be a light to others.
Thanks in advance for all your thoughts.