My fiancee and I are currently looking for an official to perform our wedding ceremony in a chapel we have rented for the event later this year.
Yesterday we met with a younger gentleman who I think we will likely hire. The interesting thing is he is Catholic. He is certified as a wedding minister through one of those ministries that will certify basically anyone. After speaking to him for a while we learned that he is a very devout Catholic. He is very involved with youth groups at his church and it seems that his faith is a large part of his life.
He did not say so but he seemed slightly disappointed when we told him that we are both atheists and do not want religious references in our ceremony. He also said that he is fine with this.
I have absolutely no problem with his faith. He seems like a very nice man and that is all I really care about. I don’t want to make him uncomfortable by asking him to perform a non-religious ceremony.
Do you think it is appropriate for a Catholic to marry two atheists? I was also wondering if he is violating anything within the church by being a minister for another organization and marrying people.