The Church refers to these types of marriages as 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.
However, express permission of the local bishop is necessary.
Not too long ago, it was very uncommon for people to marry outside of their religion. In fact, there was a time when even a marriage between an Irish Catholic and an Italian Catholic was frowned upon. Today it is very common to find our children wanting to marry someone of a different faith.People have all sorts of deal breakers when it comes to the people they date, and they tend to be highly subjective. But no one would consider discriminating against meat eaters or Republicans a type of bigotry. My relationship with the Lutheran, while lasting 9 months, was one of my most stressful and unhappy relationships precisely because of the religion issue.Some people have no interests in nerds (an idea which has caused more than one internet kerfuffle), while I consider nerdiness a requirement. And really, religion is no different, despite the way many people in society want to treat it. My dating record has gone something like: Apathetic Agnostic Wiccan (who later turned atheist, I think because of me) Hard core Rush Limbaugh loving Lutheran (more on that anomaly in a bit) Atheist Atheist Atheist And if I had to put money on it, the next boyfriend will probably be an atheist too. Like most high school relationships, we only superficially got along – we were both nerds with similar tastes in movies.“For many years, I told myself (and others) that I was going to the nearby Catholic college so I could meet a nice Catholic boy and get married,” Richards recalls.But when she met Levy—who is Jewish—the two quickly became friends and eventually started dating.I don’t give a damn what type of music you listen to, but that can be important to someone who loves the music scene. Going to crack jokes about me getting in the kitchen? It’s an idea and philosophy, and one that makes me want to bash my head in. But I knew he didn’t agree with my religious views – that it made him feel guilty and even embarrassed for dating me – and in return it made me feel like crap.