I’m Catholic and my boyfriend is Baptist. He was baptized Catholic, but his parents converted to Baptist when whe was younger. He was never confirmed or received communion.
We have been talking about marriage and he is proposing that we have a wedding without mass, and if possible, both a priest and his pastor to preside the wedding. I did some reading/research here and this “set up doesn’t” seem to be possible. I told my bf that we would need to talk to a priest and ask permission first. Once I said that, my bf agreed to just have a Catholic wedding with a mass (my absolute prefrence). He doesn’t want to make the whole process difficult. He basically just gave in to me. What are your thoughts on this? My fear is that once we are married, he will blame me that he never got the wedding that he envisioned for us.
Based on what I have said so far, I know that I will definitely need to ask permission to marry a non-Catholic. Is this correct? Is this the only one? Are there any requirements that my boyfriend and Iwill have to fulfill? How about pre-cana? Is this mandatory?
Next question is how about the promise to raise our children Catholic? Will my boyfriend have to sign something with regards to this? Or is this one question that is asked on the wedding ceremony itself?
Sorry for all my questions. I’m hoping that you could provide some answers.