Christian and jewish dating
Before the revision, the non-Catholic party had to sign a document saying they agreed that their children would be raised Catholic.Post-revision, the Catholic spouse pledges to maintain his or her faith and “to do all in her or his power so that all offspring are baptized and brought up in the Catholic Church.” The non-Catholic is informed of that pledge.When the two decided to get married, the prospect of planning for a Jewish-Catholic ceremony and, more importantly, a marriage got easier when they found an understanding priest, Father David Bline, pastor of St. Bline had worked with Rabbi Susan Stone on another interfaith marriage and put the couple in touch with her.Richards and Levy went through both Catholic and Jewish pre-marital counseling and were surprised at how “refreshingly similar” the advice they received from both sides was.All the ceremony components were explained to guests in an extensive program.
As they dated, the two made sure big issues like how their children would be raised or what religious traditions were important to them were discussed respectfully and resolved early on without either forgoing their faith.
“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.
My son came home from school one day a few months ago feeling distressed.
He showed me the results of a physics exam, and I admit that I was shocked too.
Fast-forward several years: Richards and Levy, both 27, are newlyweds who married in a Jewish-Catholic ceremony.