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OP I'm in the same boat! I CANNOT believe that I want to convert. Honestly, I'm really scared (and happy)

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Well ladies, I think I have gotten up my nerve to go to the RCIA class tomorrow evening. I missed the first one (they are every other week) but I will talk to whoever is in charge and ask if I can join in anyway. Wish me luck!

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Well ladies, I think I have gotten up my nerve to go to the RCIA class tomorrow evening. I missed the first one (they are every other week) but I will talk to whoever is in charge and ask if I can join in anyway. Wish me luck!

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Well ladies, I think I have gotten up my nerve to go to the RCIA class tomorrow evening. I missed the first one (they are every other week) but I will talk to whoever is in charge and ask if I can join in anyway. Wish me luck!
Are you really in the country mentioned under your name? If so, you absolutely can go, even though you did not go the first time. Please PM, if you feel like it, I think I could be of some help to you. (There is a mothers' group you could join if you are anywhere near the capital region. Mostly very AP-minded mamas.)

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Yes I am, Anumaria! I'm American but I've been living here 6 years. Was wondering actually if you were here based on your username. I will PM!

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Have you considered Eastern Orthodoxy?
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Have you considered Eastern Orthodoxy?
Did you read any of the other replies in this thread before posting?!

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OP, hope the speaker was someone that did not make you fall asleep.

I kept on thinking about your situation, and had to go study a bit. You might be interested in this link:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=28095

It is apparently not very hard at all to marry even a non-christian in the Church, if both parties so choose.

Anyway.... Good luck on your journey, wherever it takes you!

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OP, hope the speaker was someone that did not make you fall asleep.

I kept on thinking about your situation, and had to go study a bit. You might be interested in this link:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=28095

It is apparently not very hard at all to marry even a non-Christian in the Church, if both parties so choose. And if both persons have been baptized, no matter what one believes now, it should be even easier. Assuming both were willing to get married in the Church, that is.

Anyway.... Good luck on your journey, wherever it takes you!

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OP, hope the speaker was someone that did not make you fall asleep.

I kept on thinking about your situation, and had to go study a bit. You might be interested in this link:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=28095

It is apparently not very hard at all to marry even a non-Christian in the Church, if both parties so choose. And if both persons have been baptized, no matter what one believes now, it should be even easier. Assuming both were willing to get married in the Church, that is.

Anyway.... Good luck on your journey, wherever it takes you!
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It is apparently not very hard at all to marry even a non-Christian in the Church, if both parties so choose. And if both persons have been baptized, no matter what one believes now, it should be even easier. Assuming both were willing to get married in the Church, that is.
You have to get a dispensation from the Bishop. My marriage was convalidated before I entered the Church and my husband is non-Christian and not baptized. It is my understanding that we have a valid marriage but not a sacramental one. It is definitely possible, actually required that your marriage be valid prior to confirmation.

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You have to get a dispensation from the Bishop. My marriage was convalidated before I entered the Church and my husband is non-Christian and not baptized. It is my understanding that we have a valid marriage but not a sacramental one. It is definitely possible, actually required that your marriage be valid prior to confirmation.
Yes... but what I was thinking of is the interesting situation where someone has been baptized but no longer considers oneself a Christian. And, at least here, the dispensation is just a piece of paper, IYKWIM. I don't know of anyone that has been denied it.

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Yes... but what I was thinking of is the interesting situation where someone has been baptized but no longer considers oneself a Christian. And, at least here, the dispensation is just a piece of paper, IYKWIM. I don't know of anyone that has been denied it.
That is a weird situation. It would still be a sacramental marriage, but the person wouldn't believe it was!

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That is a weird situation. It would still be a sacramental marriage, but the person wouldn't believe it was!
Weird indeed! But it would be what would happen if I converted to Catholicism and got my courthouse marriage with my baptized-Lutheran-but-now-atheist husband validated by the Church.

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Weird indeed! But it would be what would happen if I converted to Catholicism and got my courthouse marriage with my baptized-Lutheran-but-now-atheist husband validated by the Church.
If you weren't baptized Catholic, or didn't become Catholic at any point before, there is no need to have this convalidated. If you and your husband are both baptized, it is assumed to be a valid sacramental marriage, even if it was done in a courthouse.

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If you weren't baptized Catholic, or didn't become Catholic at any point before, there is no need to have this convalidated. If you and your husband are both baptized, it is assumed to be a valid sacramental marriage, even if it was done in a courthouse.
Sigh, how nice and easy that would be! But I'm not baptized unfortunately.

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If you haven't already I'd advise you to join the board at:

http://forums.catholic-convert.com

oodles of knowledge, majority of posters are converts including one priest. There is even a poster from Finland which I think would be helpful to you considering the extremely small number of Finnish Catholics let alone Finnish converts.

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