POST REPLY - LIFE AND TIMES - FAQ - HOME - Q
Posted by Elizabeth M. on January 23, 1998 at 01:14:04:
In response to French émigré, written by Marie Bernadette on January 22, 1998 at 14:07:08
] Also, if a French
] ]émigré wanted to marry an Englishwoman (the French and English did intermarry, more than people realise) would she have to become Catholic or would he have to become Protestant and marry her in the Church of England?
Catholics are forbidden to marry outside of the faith--mixed marriages are now tolerated, but the standard practice is--unless one finds an exceedingly liberal priest--for the non-Catholic partner to take lessons in the faith and promise to rear the children Catholic. In the early times of Protestantism, such toleration was not the custom. One or the other of the parties switched their faith, and they were married accordingly. For information on the Oxford Movement and its effect on the Catholics in England, check out the G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc boards.
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.