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As chief bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding, Claire Duke knew a certain amount of responsibility and planning would fall to her.What she didn’t imagine was that it would cost her so much money to attend the lavish ceremony that her debt would last longer than her friend’s marriage.She’s now joined the ranks of almost half of divorcees who knew on their wedding days that their relationship was doomed, according to a poll by a law firm.
They are holy covenants and must be treated as such.” A marriage can be regarded at two levels – whether it is valid in the eyes of the church and whether it is a sacrament.
Both depend in part on whether the non-Catholic spouse is a baptized Christian or a non-baptized person, such as a Jew, Muslim or atheist.
If the non-Catholic is a baptized Christian (not necessarily Catholic), the marriage is valid as long as the Catholic party obtains official permission from the diocese to enter into the marriage and follows all the stipulations for a Catholic wedding.
Until recent decades, the idea of a Catholic marrying outside the faith was practically unheard of, if not taboo.
Such weddings took place in private ceremonies in the parish rectory, not in a church sanctuary in front of hundreds of friends and family.