Vatican office looks at challenges facing couples from different faiths

…Commenting more on mixed marriages in general, Bishop Lafitte said social, cultural and political realties can have such a huge impact on how the couples are able to live their marriages that it is the responsibility of national bishops’ conferences to study the phenomenon and design pastoral responses.

However, he said, the church takes seriously the challenges mixed marriages pose. On a theological level, the Catholic Church insists marriage is a sacrament that binds a couple together for life and calls them to have children and educate them in the Catholic faith. And on a practical level, it believes families should pray together, attend Mass together, and have a relationship in which the husband and wife are seen as equal partners in the marriage.

via CNS STORY: Vatican office looks at challenges facing couples from different faiths.

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