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Catholic marry in an Anglican church?

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07/10/2010

Roman Catholic Answer

A Catholic is normally only supposed to marry another Catholic in a Catholic ceremony: in a church with a Catholic priest presiding. Anything other than this is going to need a dispensation from the Bishop, and a good reason as to why one is attempting such a thing. If, for instance, a Catholic wishes to marry an Anglican. They both must attend Catholic pre-Cana classes in which they should both learn what they are committing themselves to. The Protestant must witness the Catholic promises to be open to life (to not use birth control) and to raise the children as Catholics. Then they would need another dispensation and a very good reason why they wanted to be married in an Protestant church. If such a dispensation was forthcoming, then they would be permitted.