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Mike wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am considering converting from Protestant to Catholic. I am currently married to a Protestant woman who does not want to convert with me.

  • Will there be any problems with the Church in this regard?

Mike

  { What if I want to join the Catholic faith but my Protestant wife doesn't; will this be an issue? }

Mary Ann replied:

Dear Mike —

Not at all. That is fine. Her conscience must be respected and your marriage also. However, if she does not wish to continue being married to you, if you become Catholic, your marriage can be dissolved if you wish, under the Pauline Privilege (a provision St. Paul made for converts whose spouses refused to live in peace with them after conversion).

This is unlikely in your case, I am sure, but I just wanted to give you a complete answer.

God bless you both.

Mike Humphrey, our Web Administrator, use to run a free program that sent Catechisms to seeking Protestants and non-Christians but no longer has the financial or operational means to do this anymore. Nevertheless, if you wish to go deeper, consider buying a cheap copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to learn everything we believe as faithful Catholics.

Mary Ann

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