Topics: Tapestry from CBC Radio

Until recent decades, the idea of a Catholic marrying outside the faith was practically unheard of, if not taboo. Such weddings took place in private ceremonies in the parish rectory, not in a church sanctuary in front of hundreds of friends and family.

These days, many people marry across religious lines. The rate of ecumenical marriages (a Catholic marrying a baptized non-Catholic) and interfaith marriages (a Catholic marrying an non-baptized non-Christian) varies by region. In areas of the U.S. with proportionately fewer Catholics, as many as 40% of married Catholics may be in ecumenical or interfaith marriages.

Because of the challenges that arise when a Catholic marries someone of a different religion, the church doesn’t encourage the practice, but it does try to support ecumenical and interfaith couples and help them prepare to meet those challenges with a spirit of holiness. Theologican Robert Hater, author of the 2006 book, “When a Catholic Marries a Non-Catholic,” writes: “To regard mixed religion marriages negatively does them a disservice. They are holy covenants and must be treated as such.”

Hal and Kal had a secret marriage and Kal reused the ring and gave it to Lois

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Children emulate others in bursting crackers. There should be some limit in lavish expenditure on marriage and other social occasions too.

I"ve considered giving up and having an arranged marriage

I"m my brother"s marriage councilor, and my other brother"s matchmaker.

Wishing you will overcome all the winds in your life and your love will grow even stronger. Have a great marriage!

With. at the where he his wife hosted a gathering for the marriage of medicine and wellness. So needed!