Should Catholic date Non-Catholic Christians?
Hello, Happy Corpus Christi Sunday.
As you all know I am a cradle Catholic and I came from the Philippines and came to the United States in March 1984. As you all know I am discerning the priesthood, so it is unlikely I will be dating during my discernment process.
However, a few years ago. My parents, and my sisters had a discussion. It was about dating someone who is not Catholic. My brother in law’s brother who is Catholic just married someone who was not a Catholic after a few years of marriage, they are divorced, my brother in law’s brother did not want a divorce but his wife wanted it.
After that happened, both my parents and my sisters told me not to marry any white person especially if they are not Catholic.
I told him I disagree (at the time I was not discerning priesthood). I ask them what if questions.
My questions were the following.
- What if she was white Catholic who practice her faith, or black and practicing, and Chinese and practicing Catholic? They still disagree.
I told them if I find a woman, it doesn’t matter what the race of her skin is. I would prefer if she was Catholic, and if she is Non-Catholic Christians, I do hope she understand I take my faith seriously and want the children to be raised Catholic.
Anyways, do you think it? This poll deals both ethncity and religion.
My parents conservative views that I should marry someone who is a Filipino is rather bias. They assumed that white people or non-Filipinos are the types who want divorces, especially if they are Protestants.