Catholic and protestant dating
I promise on my word of honor that I will not in any way hinder or obstruct the said ________ of the exercise of _______ religion and that all children of either sex born of our marriage shall be baptized and educated in the Catholic faith and according to the teachings of the Catholic Church, even though the said __________ should be taken away by death."I further promise that I will marry _________ only according to the marriage rite of the Catholic Church; that I will not, either before or after the Catholic ceremony, present myself with __________ for marriage before a civil magistrate or minister of the gospel.The Catholic person must uphold the obligation to preserve his or her own faith and “ensure the baptism and education of the children in the Catholic Church,” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1635).One of the reasons that the Church exists is to safeguard the souls of those in its care.The Church refers to these types of marriages as [widgets_on_pages id="In Post Ad"] Sometimes a future spouse will choose to go through a process called RCIA to become Catholic prior to marriage, but it is not necessary to become Catholic before marrying a Catholic.
This can be very difficult and trying, but can be overcome by mutual respect.
A valid Christian baptism is where ( 1) water is poured on the head, (2) the person baptizing fully intends what the Church intends in baptism, and (3) the Holy Trinity is invoked, “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit” with no variation thereof such as Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier.
1271 Baptism constitutes the foundation of communion among all Christians, including those who are not yet in full communion with the Catholic Church: "For men who believe in Christ and have been properly baptized are put in some, though imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church.
In the above example the two people are baptized Christians of different confessions (or denominations), but a non-baptized person is not a part of the Christian family.
When it involves someone who has not been baptized then the marriage requires an express dispensation from the bishop in order for the union to be considered valid.