Catholics also see marriage between Catholics as an essential way of passing on the Catholic faith from one generation to the next.America is, however, a society in which Catholics and people of other religious faiths encounter each other each day. In the previous post, I explained that this is a question I’ve heard often in Catholic circles and I shared a little bit about my own experience of dating non-Catholics.We spoke about the reason for dating and concluded that its purpose is ultimately marriage. We ended the previous post by looking at what the Catechism has to say on the subject of marriages to non-Catholics.Since this two-part series focuses primarily on dating a Protestant, it is good to emphasize how much we share with our Protestant brethren. For example, the Catholic Church’s teaching is that marriage is indissoluble. Or, will you attempt to go to both a Catholic Mass and a Protestant service each week?A couple composed of a Catholic and Protestant will have much in common, as did I with my former girlfriend whom I mentioned in yesterday’s post. I speak from experience when I say that this can quickly become exhausting!When I came back to the church, I ducked through the doorway not in triumph but in defeat, finally understanding what Peter meant when he said to Jesus, "To whom else shall we go?
We may be forced to think about aspects of our faith we have always taken for granted. To avoid causing her any damage we decided to split. Neither of us have experienced any sexual relation with each other. After years of friendship we fell in love with each other. Soon, however, we face some objections partly due to our beliefs.Ulf Ekman, the pastor of a prominent megachurch in Sweden, recently announced his conversion to Catholicism.Some Protestants responded to the news with the kind of intrigue and betrayal we might expect when a man defects from his country.