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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.With weddings becoming grander and more expensive each year — in the Seventies, a couple typically spent £1,850 on their big day; today, it’s more like £27,000 — it seems that a growing number feel compelled to go ahead with their big day, through guilt or financial obligation, even when they know for certain the union is going to end in divorce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A marriage between a Catholic and another Christian is also considered a sacrament.