Is marriage a sacrament/valid if between Catholic and baptized (anglican) NON-Christian (Buddhist/)? The girl is my friend, and the guy is an internet guy who also is a Socialist party activist… The girl takes her faith seriously, and is struggling with this all? Does anyone know if it makes a marriage a sacrament merely by the guy being baptized at one point, even if he’s disavowed the faith, and embraces crazy anti-faith principles?
Some of the catechism/encylicals I’ve looked at mention merely baptism, but some articles (e.g. nccbuscc.org/laity/marriage/marriagefaqs.shtml ), suggest it’s the non-Christian that’s the important part in making a marriage a natural/lower than sacramental (although no mention is made of baptism.)
Does anybody have a definitive answer to this, or have any good Catholic resources she might look over in considering a serious relationship with this person? There hasn’t even been an engagement, but the whole idea is disconcerting.