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Jaya Indoria wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am Hindu and belong to the Brahmin family. I am in love with a person who is also Hindu and belongs to the Rajput family. I love God's issues and rules . . . and follow them.

  • Since my love and I are both Hindu, can we have a Christian marriage in the Catholic Church?


  { Because I love God issues but am Hindu, can my fiancé and I get properly married in the Church? }

Paul replied:

Dear Jaya,

Thanks for writing. I am confused.

  • Are you saying that you and your fiancé are Hindu and want to get married in the Catholic Church?
  • If so, why is that?
  • Do you both want to become Catholic Christians?

Please explain more of your situation to us.

Thank you,


Jaya replied:

Dear Paul,

Yes, we are Hindu and we do not want to change our casts. I believe in God issues so want to marry in a Hindu way that is also a Christian way.

That's why I am asking if the Church would give me Her permission to get married this way . . . because both me and my fiancé are Hindu.


Paul replied:


If I understand you correctly, you and your fiancé are Hindu, of a certain caste, and wish to remain such yet you believe in God as Christians do, and would like to have a wedding of mixed religious rituals.

Church weddings occur only if at least one party is a baptized Catholic. If you want to become baptized you should call a priest as soon as possible to go through an RCIA program which will allow you to enter the Church. Then you and your fiancé may have a Church wedding.

For more information, a local priest would be able help you out. You should contact one for an appointment.


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