I do not see any problem with befriending non-Catholics.In fact, we probably should befriend a lot of non-Catholics so as to not get all isolated and triumphalist.Third, if you don't want to date non-Catholics, don't feel guilty about it.One of the biggest mistakes of my life was allowing myself to be bullied into dating a non-Catholic after I had explained that I had been taught not to date anyone I wouldn't want to marry, and I wouldn't want to marry a non-Catholic.The question has been This is not the first time the question of dating a non-Catholic has come up within our community.
If this leads to a free conversion of belief by the non-believer then the church rejoices.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.😉 During the intervening three years since writing that series, my own love life has been, to put it mildly, anything but dull.Despite this, I’ve never felt inclined to write further on the subject of dating. Over the past few months one particular question concerning dating has come up again and again, particularly as my thoughtful friends attempt to marry me off and enlist me in the ranks of the blissfully domesticated.He was handsome, friendly, athletic, smart, loyal, funny, caring, interesting, and . He visited aunts and uncles and played with his little cousins. I wanted my boyfriend to be able to come to my family gatherings and not be scared away. We had been dating over two years when I started my application process.