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In fact, a 2007 survey on marriage by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) revealed that marrying another Catholic is a low priority for young Catholics.
Of never-married Catholics, only 7 percent said it was “very important” to marry someone of the same faith.
“We’ve changed quite a bit of stuff since Vatican II,” says Claretian Father Greg Kenny.
“I don’t think allegiance to one church or one faith should keep you from the most basic command, that you should love one another.” Kenny says the way the Catholic Church should deal with the growing number of interfaith marriages is on a grassroots level, one couple at a time, with parish and diocesan programs.
“It was good to know that the same things were being asked of us,” Richards says.
They also complained that the Jewish traditions had overshadowed the Catholic traditions at the Miles’ wedding.“We realize that this is a major pastoral issue,” says Sheila Garcia, associate director of the U. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth.Garcia says that while supporting these couples pastorally, the church also is concerned with making sure the Catholic in a mixed-religion marriage continues to practice his or her faith and that the couple takes seriously the Catholic party’s pledge to raise their children Catholic.All the ceremony components were explained to guests in an extensive program.