As an adult, I'd place my hand on the outside of the plane while boarding and pray that the "sacred blood of our Lord Jesus Christ" would protect the plane and passengers -- and I believed with my whole heart that it would work (since I haven't been involved in a plane crash, I guess it did). I abandoned all thoughts of God in my twenties, until it became clear that I needed to be sober.Recovery meetings are spiritual (not religious) and at that point I settled on a God-centric but non-Christian spirituality that worked perfectly for me. My husband's spirituality is absolutely not my concern.
My fiance and I come from two different family religious beliefs.
I was raised Free Methodist and he was raised Catholic.
Since being raised, we have both moved away from being very religious.
We no longer attend church and do not practice regularly, if at all.
We have been together for four years and are now living together while attending grad school (about 8 hour drive from where both our families live and where our wedding is taking place).
We have already chosen our wedding location- a garden (same location for both ceremony and reception).
A) No, civil divorce does not mean a person is excommunicated.
A civil divorce in itself, while tragic, does not damage a person’s communion with the Church, and so divorced persons can participate in the entire sacramental life of the Church and they are encouraged to widely participate in the life of the parish.
A) Yes, once the non-Catholic’s prior marriage has received a Decree of Nullity (annulment) from the Diocesan Tribunal.
All non-Catholic marriages, both religious and civil are presumed to be valid by our Church.
A person who persists in a conjugal relationship outside of marriage, in any situation but including remarriage after divorce without a declaration of nullity, should not present themselves for sacramental communion but instead should seek a spiritual communion, praying for God to dwell more fully in his or her heart. A) Yes, once a Decree of Nullity (annulment) has been issued by the Diocesan Tribunal.