A marriage between a Catholic and another Christian is also considered a sacrament.
In fact, the church regards all marriages between baptized Christians as sacramental, as long as there are no impediments.
“Their marriage is rooted in the Christian faith through their baptism,” Hater explains.
In cases where a Catholic is marrying someone who is not a baptized Christian – known as a marriage with disparity of cult – “the church exercises more caution,” Hater says.
Related Topics: Dating & Engaged, Ecumenical Marriage, Engagement, Getting Serious, Interfaith Marriage, Marital Prayer and Spirituality, Marriage Preparation, Must-Have Conversations, Planning a Catholic Wedding, Wedding Liturgy / Nuptial Mass, Wedding Planning 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.
“In addition, only with his permission can a person, other than a Catholic, receive Communion in church during such a wedding.” Catholic-Jewish Weddings Jews and Christians share a view of marriage as a holy union and symbol of God’s bond with his people.