**My Cousin will be getting married in October. He is not, and never has been, a Catholic. The girl he is marrying was raised Catholic, attended a local Catholic High school, and her entire family are Catholics. **
**It is my understanding that, per the request of the Bride’s family, the wedding will take place in a Catholic Church before a priest. My cousin, however, refuses to bring any subsequent children up as Catholics. I do not know how it is that (barring any change of my cousin’s heart) any priest could agree to celebrate a wedding in which the marriage will not be sacramental in the Catholic sense, unless the priest is skirting the issue, or my cousin is being untruthful with the priest (which I am hesitant to believe). **
Here’s the rub: I AM Catholic. I don’t know the Bride or her family very well at all, but I know darn well what this means for the validity of this marriage…my family, most of whom are not Catholic, would have no understanding of the issue at hand. I am also 200 miles away from where all of this is unfolding. As a faithful Catholic, what is my role here in witnessing for the truth in this matter?