Ecumenical wedding

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  A friend’s daughter is getting married in a Protestant church. He told me that his priest told him that he could not walk his daughter down the aisle if it is to be a non-Catholic wedding. Is that true?


A:  No. Although the Vatican’s Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism does not address this directly, it does say this: “Members of other Churches or ecclesial Communities may be witnesses at the celebration of marriage in a Catholic church. Catholics may also be witnesses at marriages which are celebrated in other Churches or ecclesial Communities” (136).