My main concern, when trying to find more useful information to build my case, is this: are the “standards” the same for both Catholics and non-Catholics—unity, indissolubility, the good of spouses and having children?
What if a non-Catholic at the time of getting civilly married does not know the full information about how Catholic Church views marriage?
At the base of the organizational structure are local parishes, headed by a pastor, appointed by the local bishop.
Those Provinces are further divided into 195 dioceses, each led by a bishop.
Peter, identified by Jesus as “the rock” on which the Church would be built.
The Catholic Church in the United States numbers roughly 78 million members, and is organized in 33 Provinces, each led by an archbishop.
However, a husband is responsible to lead his wife in sanctification, as this verse explains with the imagery of Christ and His bride.
If a man cannot do that, he is not ready to be a husband.
If there is always that possibility, then you must ask yourself whether this person has the qualities you will need in a husband. Ask yourself these questions: How strong is his relationship with Jesus Christ? How passionate is he about reading God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers in a biblically solid church? However, in Ephesians Paul compares a husband’s role toward his wife with that of Christ’s role toward His Bride, the Church, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, the she might be holy and without blemish,” (Ephesians -27, emphasis mine).