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Can We Have a Priest and a Non-Catholic Minister at Our Wedding?
Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 6, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.

Posted on 03/07/2014 2:59:34 AM PST by Weiss White

Q1: I’m Catholic and my fiancé is from a devout Lutheran family. They weren’t too pleased when I told them our wedding has to take place in a Catholic church…. Is it permissible for us under canon law to have a wedding ceremony in my parish church, and have his Lutheran minister “co-marry” us there, alongside the Catholic priest? I asked my pastor and he said no, but I couldn’t tell if he refused because that’s actually the law, or if he just didn’t like the idea. –Christina

Q2: My Jewish girlfriend and I want to get married, and both of our families are insisting that the ceremony be conducted in their own place of worship. I understand that since I’m a Catholic, I have to follow canonical form and so the wedding ceremony must be Catholic. But my future in-laws, not surprisingly, don’t see it that way. I’m wondering if there’s any reason why we couldn’t have a Catholic marriage ceremony first, and then at a later date go through the Jewish ceremony as well? I’m assuming that canonically we can, because we really would be married validly in the Church first… –Ian

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This post is copyrighted, that's why I only can post an excerpt
1 posted on 03/07/2014 2:59:35 AM PST by Weiss White
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To: Weiss White

I wonder what they mean by devout Lutheran family? If they are LCMS or WELS, the clergy in either of those denomiations wouldn’t do it because it would syncretism.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 3:28:10 AM PST by scbison
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To: Weiss White

My Priest said that after he completed the vows the Rabbi could do whatever he wanted, but the Rabbi wouldn’t come to the Church and neither would my husband’s family....NONE OF THEM, so we had to have 2 weddings on two days. MY VERY CATHOLIC family came to both!!


3 posted on 03/07/2014 3:32:12 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Weiss White; Salvation
This post is copyrighted, that's why I only can post an excerpt

Since you're the author, doesn't that mean that you own the copyright?

Maybe it would show a bit more integrity if you were to say, I want to tease you to come to my blog, therefore, I am only posting an excerpt.

4 posted on 03/07/2014 3:57:34 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Weiss White

38 years ago (as of last Wednesday) my wife and I were married with both a Catholic priest and a Methodist minister officiating. I wasn’t aware that this might have been something out of the ordinary!


5 posted on 03/07/2014 4:23:41 AM PST by Nessmuk53
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To: Weiss White

Or, you could grant non-commercial publishing rights to everyone.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 4:35:02 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: markomalley; Gamecock
Since you're the author, doesn't that mean that you own the copyright? Maybe it would show a bit more integrity if you were to say, I want to tease you to come to my blog, therefore, I am only posting an excerpt.

I raised that objection myself several threads back. Given the nature of her blog, if there were a legitimate moral reason for excerpting her work wouldn't the author have cited it by now?

7 posted on 03/07/2014 5:11:43 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Nessmuk53

My husband and I were married in the chapel of my Presbyterian church with a Catholic priest and a Presbyterian minister officiating. It must have worked, ‘cause we are still together after 41.5 year


8 posted on 03/07/2014 5:13:12 AM PST by LSAggie
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To: Weiss White

Get married by an Elvis impersonator in Vegas and don’t worry about it....


9 posted on 03/07/2014 5:32:48 AM PST by apillar
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To: Alex Murphy

I don’t myself, understand the objection to blog pimps. So what? don’t go there if you are not interested.

I don’t have a blog, myself, nor do I want one, so I am speaking as a disinterested observer, who is curious.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 5:45:48 AM PST by chesley
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To: chesley

“I don’t myself, understand the objection to blog pimps. So what? don’t go there if you are not interested.”

I don’t care that much, but there was a time when every other article posted was getting to be some guy’s blog with a single sentence excerpt, it was a bit crazy.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 5:51:56 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Weiss White
This post is copyrighted,

Then why did you excerpt from it? The site says it can not be reproduced in part or in full without permission. Since you have already violated that, why not go all the way? Or would that be against canon law?

12 posted on 03/07/2014 6:17:36 AM PST by xone
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To: Ann Archy
MY VERY CATHOLIC family came to both!!

Catholics are used to syncretism.

13 posted on 03/07/2014 6:19:36 AM PST by xone
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To: Weiss White

An important consideration to this is that the Catholic and other Orthodox churches, as well as conservative Protestant churches, should reach an agreement *not* of equality of their faiths, but of agreement over the principals of the sacrament of marriage.

And when they reach this agreement, it would mean that they would recognize each others sacramental marriages as legitimate; but more importantly, that they would *not* recognize marriages *outside* of sacramental marriage as legitimate.

This would mean that they would reserve the definition of sacramental marriage to just marriage that follows the traditional rules, so for example, no homosexual marriage, and that they also disavow secular marriage, that accepting its existence is not the same as giving it equality with sacramental marriage.

In effect, this would take the sacrament away from government, appreciating secular or liberal marriage as only “administrative”, not sacramental, nor “before God”.

Granted, an obstacle would seem to be in divorce, for which the Orthodox and conservative churches disagree, but those rules would be reserved for each church.

The only obligation here would be a registry of sacramental marriage kept by all these churches, so that married couples can be identified as being sacrament-married.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 6:23:16 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Weiss White

My wife and I were married in a Lutheran Church with our marriage performed by a Catholic priest and her Lutheran pastor. I regard my marriage a totally valid and we didn’t have to go through any hoops with the local Bishop.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 6:24:20 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: markomalley
Since you're the author, doesn't that mean that you own the copyright?

Can I ask how you know that?

16 posted on 03/07/2014 6:32:59 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Nessmuk53

I have been to several weddings with priests and ministers present. I didn’t realize it was a problem.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 6:35:13 AM PST by old and tired
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To: Ann Archy

We have been to several weddings where the first part took place in the Catholic Church. The second part took place at the reception hall with a rabbi officiating. After the Mazel Tovs, the reception begins. I don’t really see the dual vows much different from a vow renewal.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 6:38:31 AM PST by old and tired
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To: Starstruck

” Can I ask how you know that?”

Not the first time its come up. Take a look at the OP’s posting history and you can see for yourself.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 6:49:59 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: LSAggie
My husband and I were married in the chapel of my Presbyterian church with a Catholic priest and a Presbyterian minister officiating. It must have worked, ‘cause we are still together after 41.5 year

Friends of our from our church, back about 25 years ago, did that. He was CRC, she RC. Reformed minister and Roman priest both participated. I wasn't there, so I don't know how it worked. Last I had contact with them, they still juggle the church thing, are still together.

20 posted on 03/07/2014 8:44:53 AM PST by Lee N. Field (I beat wasp nests with a stick for fun.)
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To: Weiss White
Troll.

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21 posted on 03/07/2014 10:53:05 AM PST by ansel12 (Whow)
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