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SongOfTomorrow wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Does ones parents have to have been married in the Catholic Church to become a Catholic?

My mother recollected that when she was a child, she was in the process of becoming a Catholic when she had to stop because her parents were not married in the Catholic Church.


  { Does ones parents have to be married in the Catholic Church in order to become a Catholic? }

Paul replied:

Dear Song,

What religion one's parents are, or whether or not they are Catholics in good standing, should have nothing to do with a person's desire to convert to Catholicism.

Anyone may become Catholic if they sincerely want to be.


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