So, here is a random question.
Both my fiance and I were raised Catholic and have had all of our sacraments, etc. We've both fallen away from the church in probably the past 10 years or so (as in, we do not have a home church, we don't attend Mass regularly, etc)
In such, we have chosen to have a non-Catholic wedding. I don't think it would be right to pull the 'we were raised Catholic' card and "use" a church for a Catholic church wedding since we are not active, practicing Catholics at this time.
But...recent conversations here on TK have me a bit perplexed.
In the future, I have every intention of re-joining a Catholic church. Especially when it would come to the point of having children and raising children. I would want my children to be raised Catholic, I would want to attend Mass weekly, etc. I would want my children to be baptized, attend mass, attend CCD classes, etc. This is something both my fiance and I agree upon. We've just not been good at being good, practicing Catholics ourselves and don't want to "use" some random church at this point for our wedding (we don't even have a church at this point...we'd need to eventually find one once we move to our new house next year)
If we don't get married in the Catholic church because we are not current practicing members...will we be unable to do these things when we ARE ready to be active members of a church again?
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