Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Marriage, Single Religion or Obedience to Parents

Can a Catholic marry a Protestant?
7.XI.2019 | LizziesAnswers

Hans-Georg Lundahl
A bit of a follow up on your point.

The Catechism of Trent, perhaps even the council of Trent in the canons, says that it is usually a mortal sin to marry against the will of one's parents.

Now, suppose you are Catholic and your dad is a Protestant and your dad hopes you will become a Protestant again, and so opposes your marrying a Catholic, since that obviously would interfere with returning to Protestantism, would you still be obliged to refrain from marrying a girl if your father opposes it?

I would think that would be a very good reason to make an exception on that "usually" rule ...?

Heroica Knight
I'm no expert, but I strongly think that a ruling like that is less binding these days. Sure, honoring parents' opinions and wishes is good, but they're is God's will as well. In your scenario, the father is trying to refuse his child God's call. While he's you're going against a parent's will, I don't think it would be mortally sinful.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
@Heroica Knight Thank you, I don't think so either.

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