NPR's call-in show, Talk of the Nation, covered interfaith marriages the other day. There were some interesting statistics, and I was pleased that the first caller (an atheist who married a Catholic) thought the required Pre-Cana classes he attended were thorough and useful. The guest, Naomi Schaefer Riler, author of Til Faith Do Us Part, also said that the Church's marriage preparation courses are often used as a model for anyone preparing a couple of any faith for marriage. Apparently only about half of interfaith couples actually discuss, before they are married, how they will raise children! Can you imagine?
The guest did say that the Church has recently changed its rules, and...READ MORE