I’ve heard two or three different answers to this question over the years, and I don’t know what the Church actually says. What is to be done in the following hypothetical situation?
A Catholic man and a Protestant woman want to get married. Even though the woman is Protestant, she doesn’t have any problem with her future husband being Catholic, and they have come to an agreement that on Sundays, he’ll go to his church and she’ll go to hers. What should the man do if his future wife insists on getting married by her pastor in her Protestant church? Would the presence of a Catholic priest as a witness to the marriage make the sacrament licit and valid, or are they obligated to marry in a Catholic church? Let’s say that in this particular marriage, children aren’t an issue.
What is the correct answer to the question in this hypothetical situation? Thanks.