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Catholic Wedding Attendance QUESTION from Kevin March 12, 2000
My cousin's daughter is due to get married in June. She as well as her husband-to-be are Catholic. They have chosen NOT to get married in a church but will be married at the reception hall. They will not be married by a priest nor do they have any intention of being married in a church by a priest. My question is should my wife and I (both Catholic) attend this wedding? My wife feels that we would be condoning a non-sacremental wedding by two Catholics and believes this would be poor witness to the sacredness of Catholic matrimony. Is there anything in Canon Law that pertains to this situation? Thanks in advance for your answer. BTW: This is a wonderful service! Keep up the good work. Kevin. ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on April 5, 2000
Dear Kevin, Thank you for your kind words. There isn't a specific law prohibiting you from attending this wedding but I agree with your wife. Unless there is a very important reason for my being there, I'd send a card and let it go at that. In Christ, John Miskell Back to Index Page

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