Catholic and non catholic dating
I don’t believe that should be the objective, though.These are not men to spend any sort of quality time with, let alone marry. I know many other men who are truly kind, who have a strong sense of honor and integrity, who are gentle and respectful. Being Catholic does not necessarily have—although it most certainly should—any bearing on one’s goodness, one’s ability to form a solid relationship, one’s attitude towards everyone else.
But his atheism might not be the horrendous stumbling block that, in your starry eyed teen years, you thought it to be.
Yes, it is very possible that by sharing a life with him, living as you are called to, with the best that you have, he might begin to feel that “twitch upon the thread.” And what a beautiful thing that would be.
And that should not be viewed as a bad thing, or even a lesser thing. As Catholics we are meant to live in the world, to meet it head on.
We are not meant to hide and live in compounds and make the world think we are weird. We are to live in the world as it is, and through the light which is meant to shine through us, draw people to Christ.
If he loved and respected me, he would at the very least tolerate my religion.
And who knows, prolonged toleration could very well turn into interest. Especially in today’s world, there is the very real possibility that many of us will not marry people who share our faith.