A Catholic Priest’s Perspective on Interfaith Marriage

Discussion in ‘ Belief and Spirituality ‘ started by dragonFli , Mar 5, Log in or Sign up. Interfaith forums. Joined: Mar 5, Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0. So my boyfriend of 2 years is Catholic and I am Buddhist. I know he was thinking of proposing soon so we started talking about serious stuff like how are we going to raise kids. We are both very religious and to me it didn’t seem too big of a problem until he insisted upon having the kids receive baptism, communion, and confirmation no matter what. I was deeply hurt after this ultimatum because I was expecting some sort of a compromise.

Theories of Religious Diversity

Until recent decades, the idea of a Catholic marrying outside the faith was practically unheard of, if not taboo. Such weddings took place in private ceremonies in the parish rectory, not in a church sanctuary in front of hundreds of friends and family. These days, many people marry across religious lines. The rate of ecumenical marriages a Catholic marrying a baptized non-Catholic and interfaith marriages a Catholic marrying an non-baptized non-Christian varies by region.

Buddha Sakia — which means the Holy Sakia, or Saint Sakia — is reverenced by his numerous followers as Christians reverence Jesus Christ. The date of his.

Philip C. Almond does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. From the 11th century onwards, the Legend of Barlaam and Josaphat enjoyed a popularity in the medieval West attained perhaps by no other legend. It was available in over 60 versions in the main languages of Europe, the Christian East and Africa.

Little did European readers know that the story they loved of the life of Saint Josaphat was in fact that of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. According to the legend, there reigned in India a king called Abenner, immersed in the pleasures of the world.

Practising yoga does not make you less Catholic

Relations between Buddhism and Catholicism began to take place in Vietnam in the sixteenth century and in Ho Chi Minh City in the seventeenth century. There have been conversions of Buddhists to Catholicism and a very few reconversions of Catholics to Buddhism. The article first examines some types of conversion and relations between Buddhists and Catholics in a number of countries.

It then explores relations between the two religions in Vietnam. It focuses on cooperation, and conversion and its causes between Buddhists and Catholics.

All dating should be ordered towards marriage. Marriage between a Catholic and a non-believer is incredibly difficult. It’s not impossible, but you are definitely.

Religious diversity is the fact that there are significant differences in religious belief and practice. It has always been recognized by people outside the smallest and most isolated communities. But since early modern times, increasing information from travel, publishing, and emigration have forced thoughtful people to reflect more deeply on religious diversity.

Roughly, pluralistic approaches to religious diversity say that, within bounds, one religion is as good as any other. In contrast, exclusivist approaches say that only one religion is uniquely valuable. Finally, inclusivist theories try to steer a middle course by agreeing with exclusivism that one religion has the most value while also agreeing with pluralism that others still have significant religious value. What values are at issue? Literature since focuses on the truth or rationality of religious teachings, the veridicality conformity with reality of religious experiences, salvific efficacy the ability to deliver whatever cure religion should provide , and alleged directedness towards one and the same ultimate religious object.

The exclusivist-inclusivist-pluralist trichotomy has become standard since the s. Unfortunately, it is often used with some mix of the above values in mind, leaving it unclear exactly which values are pertinent. While this trichotomy is sometimes thought of in terms of general attitudes that a religious person may have towards other religions—approximately the attitudes of rejection, limited openness, and wide acceptance respectively—in this article they figure as theories concerning the facts of religious diversity.

Scholars distinguish seven aspects of religious traditions: the doctrinal and philosophical, the mythic and narrative, the ethical and legal, the ritual and practical, the experiential and emotional, the social and organizational, and the material and artistic. Smart Religious traditions differ along all these dimensions.

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This study explores whether different religions experience different levels of happiness and life satisfaction and in case this is affected by country economic and cultural environment. Protestants, Buddhists and Roman Catholic were happier and most satisfied with their lives compared to other religious groups. Orthodox has the lowest SWB. However, to date, the association between religion and SWB has appeared in a fragmented literature beset with methodological and conceptual difficulties.

This study looks at a large number of different religious groups and across a vast range of countries using data from the World Value Survey.

i got married to a Catholic and im a buddhist and marriage was a buddhist marriage and not in a I have been dating a Muslim guy who doesn’t believe in God.

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People assume that, because we are of different faiths, we must have major problems in our relationship. In fact, it has strengthened our bond. We figured what we did share — similar values, similar worldviews, and a similarly strong faith in God — was enough.

Peter, a Catholic, and Onko, a Buddhist, talk about the unique joys Did you have initial concerns about dating someone of a different faith?

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Buddhist-Catholic relations in Ho Chi Minh City

Not too long ago, it was very uncommon for people to marry outside of their religion. Jews married Jews and Catholics married Catholics. In fact, there was a time when even a marriage between an Irish Catholic and an Italian Catholic was frowned upon.

the Vedas, the ancient Indian texts dating from around BC from which also arose the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions. So yoga is not.

So how is it possible for a Catholic to marry a non-Christian in a Catholic ceremony? Is the marriage a sacrament for the Catholic but not for the non-Christian? How does this work? Since the Church generally recognizes the validity of non-Catholic baptisms, the Baptist spouse would indeed be receiving the sacrament along with the Catholic spouse. This terminology is nothing new: St. The non-Christian could go through all the external motions, so that the average onlooker might reasonably conclude that he received the sacrament; but in reality, nothing sacramental would take place.

In other words, the sacrament would be conferred on the non-Christian invalidly. Consequently, if a non-Christian marries a Catholic, in a Catholic wedding ceremony, the non-Christian spouse is not receiving the sacrament of matrimony. It is conferred by the spouses themselves, who administer it to each other when they exchange their consent. As canon In other words, the Catholic cleric, who must be present at a Catholic wedding with some rare exceptions that do not concern us here , does not actually marry the two spouses, because they marry each other.

When a Catholic marries an unbaptized person, even in a Catholic ceremony, the Catholic spouse is not conferring the sacrament of matrimony on the non-Christian spouse. And the Church does not hold that the non-Christian confers the sacrament of matrimony on the Catholic spouse either.

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Its pantheon of saints includes such diverse figures as the Buddha, Confucius, The religion’s organization is patterned after that of Roman Catholicism, with a date. – present. headquarters. Tay Ninh. related people. Ngo Van Chieu.

There is no obligation for Buddhists to marry and most Buddhists believe marriage is a choice. As long as they are both happy to do so, Buddhists are allowed to cohabit. As a result, Buddhists do not have any formal teachings on what the marriage ceremony should consist of. The closest that Buddhists come to one is to hold a blessing or celebration but there are no religious elements to the event.

Marriage in Buddhism comprises of a civil ceremony that legally unites two people. Buddhist monks may bless a marriage but will not conduct the actual marriage ceremony. Therefore, the main content of Buddhist marriage ceremonies reflects the culture of the country the couple live in. This is more significant than religious content. Most Buddhists believe the purpose of marriage is to:.

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