I would be open to dating a non-Catholic, and would also be open to attending RCIA classes with him so that he could convert. I figure that it would be a great refresher course for me!
Thanks again, it is very informative.
Wish I could find a free-to-marry woman who's as good a person as the very devout Southern Baptist and United Methodist I dated. I remember well the conversations we used to have about living a strong Christian life. You have me re-living a date w/ the United Methodist where a restaurant had a double-decker London bus where the upper level was for two. Then didn't realize how good she was.
The Church disapproves of all mixed marriages, even those she allows under certain circumstances. Although a Catholic in a mixed marriage is obliged to work towards the conversion of the unmarried spouse, marriage is hardly considered a tool for conversion; the threat to the faith of any children is far too great to be expose them to such a precarious position.
The Church's position alone should be sufficient warning for those considering marrying a non-Catholic.