Dating interfaith jewish man
The classes suggested they pick one religion for their future children.
“We chose Judaism early on because it was the root of all Christianity, and there was nothing in my religion that Mike couldn’t understand,” Sarah says.
Before the revision, the non-Catholic party had to sign a document saying they agreed that their children would be raised Catholic.
Post-revision, the Catholic spouse pledges to maintain his or her faith and “to do all in her or his power so that all offspring are baptized and brought up in the Catholic Church.” The non-Catholic is informed of that pledge.
While Richards’ Ohio hometown has three Catholic churches and a majority Christian populace, once she met Levy all her plans for a “nice Catholic boy” disappeared.
But as Ohio couple Richards and Levy illustrate, attraction and love can trump proximity to potential partners of the same faith.When the two decided to get married, the prospect of planning for a Jewish-Catholic ceremony and, more importantly, a marriage got easier when they found an understanding priest, Father David Bline, pastor of St. Bline had worked with Rabbi Susan Stone on another interfaith marriage and put the couple in touch with her.Richards and Levy went through both Catholic and Jewish pre-marital counseling and were surprised at how “refreshingly similar” the advice they received from both sides was.It wasn’t until after they were married and the topic of children came up that Mike’s parents voiced their disagreement with how their grandchildren would be raised.They also complained that the Jewish traditions had overshadowed the Catholic traditions at the Miles’ wedding.