The rate of ecumenical marriages (a Catholic marrying a baptized non-Catholic) and interfaith marriages (a Catholic marrying an non-baptized non-Christian) varies by region. Because of the challenges that arise when a Catholic marries someone of a different religion, the church doesn’t encourage the practice, but it does try to support ecumenical and interfaith couples and help them prepare to meet those challenges with a spirit of holiness.
Theologican Robert Hater, author of the 2006 book, “When a Catholic Marries a Non-Catholic,” writes: “To regard mixed religion marriages negatively does them a disservice.
The other issue that has come into question for the couple is one of faith.
There is wide speculation that Markle is Jewish and therefore, would most likely have an interfaith wedding.
Still, the excitement for another royal wedding is definitely in the air.
Now it’s up to Prince Harry (or Meghan) to pop the big question! Note: All comments on Interfaith Family are moderated.
I have found that many young couples who may not be that connected to their faith traditions think that the religious issue will not be a problem.Any comment that is offensive or inappropriate will be removed.Until recent decades, the idea of a Catholic marrying outside the faith was practically unheard of, if not taboo. They include books, web sites, individuals, and journal articles.Check other on line, print, or personal sources when in doubt.Because Markle was married before, there was question of whether Prince Harry could follow in the footsteps of his brother, Prince William, and get married at Westminster Abbey.