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.
a long time but wasn't studying carefully like now, twenty years ago
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.